Earth Day-Bay Day Event
Held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, Texas
FREE Family Fun!
We’ve helped educate thousands on the importance of environmental stewardship and appreciation for our precious Coastal Bend natural resources – all while having loads of fun!
Mayor Nelda Martinez, Honorary Chairperson of Earth Day Bay Day 2016, proclaiming April 9th, 2016 as Earth Day-Bay Day.
The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation annual Earth Day-Bay Day event attracted approximately 11,000 people who came out to see such excellent exhibits as the Gladys Porter Zoo, Sky Kings Falconry, The Texas State Aquarium, The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History science experiments, Catch and Release Fishing Tank, Youth Odyssey rock climbing wall, Texas Coastal Expo touch tank, and pet adoptions and registrations held at Heritage Park. There were over 80 exhibitors and vendors that attended this year. There were many nonprofit, not-for-profit and government agencies providing information and free items to the public to promote environmental awareness and conservation.
Top Investors of the 2016 event are the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
We are grateful for our Generous Investors who continue to support this wonderful event including M & G Resins, the The Trull Foundation, Port Industries, voestalpine of Texas, The City of Corpus Christi Water Resources, City of Corpus Christi Strategic and Environmental Initiatives, City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste, City of Corpus Christi Storm Water and Utilities, The Kiwanis Club of Corpus Christi, Braselton Homes, The Coastal Bend Sierra Club, the Texas State Aquarium, and Malkan Interactive Communications (ESPN 1440/Kbay92.7/HotZ95) along with their Green Team. This event could not be provided free to the public without their support.
We certainly cannot forget to thank our stupendous volunteers, without whom this event could not be run successfully. There were almost 100 volunteers who helped our EDBD Volunteer Coordinators, Wallie Coley and Arjelia Cabrera, keep the event running smoothly.
We are also thankful for our wonderful donors who provided food to our volunteers and water to keep the attendees hydrated. Stripes and Jason’s Deli and Van Burg with Everest Water.
Earth Day-Bay Day 2017 is tentatively scheduled to be held at Heritage Park on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
We hope to see you all there!
Sky Kings Falconry showing their Eurasian Eagle Owl
Goals of Earth Day-Bay Day are:
- Education – Educate the public about our bays, estuaries, other native habitats, and the importance of clean air, clean water and a clean environment to our .
- Conservation – Teach citizens to become environmentally proactive in their day-to-day lives. Demonstrate how easy and important it is to reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as to compost and conserve energy, water and other resources.
- Habitat Protection – Encourage protection of native habitats, such as seagrasses, by promoting low-to no-impact outdoor activities such kayaking, windsurfing, birding, fly-fishing, gardening and hiking.
- Participation – Facilitate the active engagement of our visitors with local groups, such as the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, the Audubon Outdoor Club, the Coastal Bend Audubon Society, the Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners, the local Farmer’s Market, CBBEP, Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation, to name but a few!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor for Earth day- Bay Day 2017 please fill out the form below:
********Deadline for Vendors Submissions is April 1, 2017*********
EDBD vendor exhibitor Registration Form 2017
Volunteer Link coming soon!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cristal Guerrero, Earth Day -Bay Day Coordinator
Off. (361) 882-3439 FAX (361) 882-5625
Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Education Exhibits Investor
M & G Chemicals
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT INVESTORS
The Trull Foundation
Port Industries of Corpus Christi
City of Corpus Christi Water Resources
City of Corpus Christi Strategic Environmental Initiatives
City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste
City of Corpus Christi Storm Water Dept.
FRIEND OF EDBD INVESTORS
Downtown Kiwanis Club
Coastal Bend Sierra Club
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Naismith Engineering, Inc.
Malkan Interactive Radio Stations