Time: April 11, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Heritage Park
Street: 1581 N. Chaparral Street
City/Town: Corpus Christi
Website or Map: http://www.baysfoundation.org
Event Type: free, family-friendly, festival
Organized By: Debbie L. Brackett Grimaldi
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2015
EARTH DAY-BAY DAY 2015
FREE Family Fun!
Saturday, April 11th
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
YOU’RE INVITED! FREE FAMILY FUN on the BAYFRONT! EARTH DAY-BAY DAY continues to serve as an important education and outreach festival free for all Coastal Bend residents. Since 1999, the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) has hosted this local event to promote and encourage citizens to learn about the bays and estuaries, wetlands, native plants and animals, recycling, sustainability, conservation and other environmental issues. An estimated 9,000 visitors attend each year.
Fun activities for the whole family include a catch and release fish tank, native animal exhibitions and presentations, petting zoo, bird of prey demonstrations, entertainment, food, games and much, much more! Many earth-friendly exhibitors and vendors will be on hand to make this a memorable event.
Goals of Earth Day-Bay Day are:
1. Education – Educate the public about bays, estuaries, other native habitats, and the importance of clean air, clean water and a clean environment.
2. Conservation – Urge citizens to become proactive in their day-to-day lives by recycling, composting and conserving energy, water and other resources.
3. Habitat Protection – Encourage protection of native habitats (such as seagrasses) by encouraging low-to no-impact outdoor activities such kayaking, windsurfing, birding, fly-fishing, gardening and hiking.
4. Participation – Encourage our visitors to become active in local groups, such as the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Beautify Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation.
Top Investors of the event are the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Other current investors include Cheniere Energy, HEB, The Trull Foundation, American Electric Power (AEP), City of Corpus Christi Water Resources, City of Corpus Christi Stormwater Department, LyondellBasell, M&G Resins, the Port of Corpus Christi, Valero – Bill Greehey Refinery, Braselton Homes, Friends of Padre, City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste/Recycles, Kiwanis Downtown Club, Coastal Bend Sierra Club, San Patricio Municipal Water District, the City of Corpus Christi Utilities - Water Quality Department, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, the Texas State Aquarium, Everest Water, and Malkan Interactive Communications (ESPN 1440/Kbay92.7/HotZ95) along with their Green Team.
It’s not too late to invest in this superb environmental education event!