Category: Aransas First

Preserving Aransas County's Natural Treasures for Our Future Generations

City of Rockport Arbor Day Week Proclamation

Arbor Day has always been a time to appreciate and celebrate the beauty of trees, and in Rockport, Texas, this tradition is taking on a whole new level of excitement. Starting this year, Arbor Day celebrations will be extended throughout the week, from November 3rd to November 11th, creating Arbor Day Week. The Rockport Arbor…
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Wildlife In Focus Photography Contest at Lamar Burton Wildlife Refuge

Aransas First board member and president-elect, Janae Evans, had been pondering the idea of entering the Wildlife in Focus photo contest for quite some time. But the commitment would be huge and the level of excellence required in order to compete at that level was daunting. Then Aransas First acquired the Lamar Burton Wildlife Sanctuary,…
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Anonymous $5,000 Donation Received!

Aransas First Land Trust received a $5,000 donation from a generous donor who wishes to be anonymous. This donation was given as a celebration of her birthday. As a true nature lover, she could not see a more fitting birthday gift than to give to a cause dear to her heart. We want to thank…
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Ray Little Donates to Aransas First

Ray Little, a member of Aransas First Land Trust, made a $4,000 donation to Aransas First. “I am pleased to make this donation to Aransas First’s fund-raising campaign to acquire additional valuable habitat in the Live Oak and Lamar peninsulas”. Ray Little has been an avid Naturalist his whole life and we’d love to share…
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Surveying Monarchs, Milkweed, and Pollinator Plants at the Big Tree Unit

Several members of the Aransas First team had the opportunity to go out with The Texas Master Naturalist Mid-Coast Chapter to survey Monarchs, Milkweed, and pollinator plants at the Big Tree Unit of Goose Island State Park. This is a beautifully preserved property out in Lamar behind the Big Tree. Thank you Patrick Hartigan and…
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Monica Donates through Facebook Fundraiser

Thank you Monica Clark for starting a fundraiser to support Aransas First for your birthday! Please consider donating to her fundraiser and when your birthday comes around please consider creating a fundraiser for us as we work towards our goals! Every dollar goes towards preserving critical habitat in Aransas County Please consider using Facebook Fundraiser…
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Representing Aransas County & Aransas First at the Texas Capitol

Proud to be representing Aransas County and Aransas First at the Aransas County Day at the Capitol Please support HB 3165 and SB 2485 to authorize funds for the Texas Land and Water Conservation Fund to protect the state’s natural beauty and provide recreation for the growing number of Texans Andrea Hattman – Rockport City…
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Donation from the Rockport Rocketts

We would like to give a special thanks to ALL of the wonderful women in The Rockport Rocketts Club for their $250 donation towards land preservation in Aransas County!! The Rockport Rocketts are a local woman’s club that promotes sisterhood and raises money for charitable organizations. Thank you, Betty Stiles and Penny Shepard, President.

Phillips 66 Donation for new Solar Well

Alongside our friends from Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, we had a wonderful on-site opportunity to extend our extreme gratitude to the folks from Phillips 66 who generously donated $20,000 for the installation of the new solar well on the Aransas First Lamar-Burton property. This allows us to be even better stewards of the…
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Donations from Shelly Schubert-Steckler & Norma Marini

As local Rockport real estate professionals we can see much rapid growth and development on the Live Oak Peninsula we call home. We believe it is imperative now more than ever to contribute to Aransas First Land Trust to help preserve the natural habitat on our precious Peninsula. There is much emphasis on the bays…
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