Third ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service at Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge to Clear Invasive Trees

Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation joins NRPA to promote the value of volunteering at local parks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – We are looking for a few awesome residents age 13 and up to volunteer on February 9 at the Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge to participate in the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program. Volunteers will clear out invasive trees, pick up trash, repaint picnic tables and plant new native species.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is proud to partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to provide volunteer opportunities at public park lands across Corpus Christi. This is the third planned ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service event with the department.

Interested volunteers should register before January 25. All volunteers will get a t-shirt, water bottle, and lunch for their time. The volunteer work day will last from 9 a.m. until noon. Register at (under “Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve,” click on “Special Events”).

“Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation is excited about the opportunity being provided by the NRPA and CITGO to engage our community in conservation. Through our efforts at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and other nature sites, we hope to teach our residents how to best live alongside nature and wildlife,” said Sara Jose, preserve manager. “These projects will allow local volunteers to have ownership, familiarity and buy-in for the plants in our community green spaces.”

NRPA Director of Conservation Lori Robertson said her organization is proud to serve as the national leader for the “Heart Your Park” Day of Service.

“Offering opportunities for volunteers to serve in their local park is another way we can help advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people,” Robertson said. “It’s a win-win for park agencies and corporations.”

For more information about this event and the preserve, call (361) 826-3432 or visit We invite you to … ‘Come and Be Amazed!”

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3432 at least 48 hours in advance.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play! 

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