Environmental Awards

20th Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Solomon P. Ortiz Center

402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78401



Join us to celebrate our 20th annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards to honor our 2022 Award winners. Every year we honor those who have contributed to protecting and preserving our beautiful coastal natural resources. Interested in sponsoring or attending the event? Click the button above for Sponsorship and VIP Ticket prices.

2022 Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Award Winners

The Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards recognizes and honors outstanding Coastal Bend citizens, educators, businesses, governing bodies and other entities that have made significant contributions to education and or protection of Coastal Bend natural resources, habitats and native species. Click here to take a look at our 2022 winners and see why they were awarded this year.

Proceeds from the Banquet benefit the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and help us provide outreach, habitat restoration, and educational opportunities that promote conservation of our precious natural resources. Your support allows us to continue our conservation efforts in the Coastal Bend, protecting and preserving our beautiful habitats now and forever.

Photo credit: J Morris 683 photography



Along with recognizing individuals and industry partners, banquet attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, bid on our exciting Silent Auction items, win wonderful prizes in our raffle, and meet and congratulate our Award winners.

If you are unable to join us at the Banquet, please consider making a donation. Your support allows us to continue our conservation efforts in the Coastal Bend.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event please click the button above and fill out the form. Questions reagarding the event please contact Tosha Patterson, Project Manager at spatterson@baysfoundation.org

If you would like to donate an item for our Silent Auction please click on the button above and fill out the form. We will need the item in the office by October 3, 2022. If you can’t drop it off at our office we can arrange for someone to pick it up.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cristal Guerrero, Project Manager at (361) 882-3439 or email cristal@baysfoundation.org


Thank you to our generous 2022 Sponsors!

2022 Sponsors: 
Top Sponsor- Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program,  Ortiz Center & OVG Hospitality 
Building the Bays Sponsor- The Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Wetlands Sponsor-  Cheniere Energy Inc., Valero Corpus Christi Refineries
Cove Sponsors- Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, The International Crane Foundation, HDR Engineering, Port of Corpus Christi, Civil & Environmental Consultants, NuStar Energy, Texas Sea Grant, Coastal Bend Industry Association, Coastal Bend Air Quality Partnership, Coastal Environments Incorporated, City of Corpus Christi Water Utilities Dept., Flour Bluff ISD, The Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, CCA Texas Aransas Bay Chapter, City of Corpus Christi, lyondellbasell, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures