The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet on November 18, 2021 where more than 200 guests gathered at the Ortiz Center to honor our 2021 environmental heroes.
This fun-filled evening included cocktails, mingling, silent auction, raffle prizes and a plated dinner. The event was emceed by KIII-TV3 Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt, who guided us through the evening at a fun, warm tempo. Keynote speaker Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, graciously delivered a motivating speech about the importance, need and ways to help improve our Coastal Bend environment.
All of the award recipients received custom handmade and painted tiles from Aloe Tile Works, a local business here in the Coastal Bend. Take a look at all the fun we had and don’t forget to join us next year for another fun filled night celebrating our Environmental Heroes!
2021 Award Recipients:
*President’s Award – Lea Walker, Posthumous Award
*Coastal Steward Professional – Sam Sugarek
*Coastal Steward Volunteer – Philip Woods
*Coastal Community – Jace Tunnell, Nurdle Patrol
*K-12 Education – Christina Campos, Chanta Gidrey and Noah Gonzalez of West Oso ISD
*Higher Education – Michael Wetz, PhD
*Non-profit Organization – Friends of the ARK
*Industry (port related) – Port of Corpus Christi
*Business (non-port related) – Corpus Christi Hooks