UPDATE: FEMA Awards up to $13.5 Million for Packery Channel Restoration

Media Advisory

What:    Packery Channel Restoration Funding Announcement     

When: Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.         

Where: Packery Channel Concrete Walkway

             149 Zahn Road off SH 361         

Who:    Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo

             Council Member Greg Smith, District 4, City of Corpus Christi

             City Manager Peter Zanoni

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi will hold a news conference to announce $13.5 million in funding by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the restoration of Packery Channel. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage to the channel’s infrastructure and walkways.

The Packery Channel opened in 2006 and has provided significant recreational and environmental benefits by allowing easy access to the Gulf of Mexico for boating and constant tidal exchange, improving fishing in the Upper Laguna Madre.

The public is encouraged to view the news conference live on any of the following communication channels:

Facebook: @citygov

YouTube: CCTVCorpusChristi

For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email at robertg8@cctexas.com.

Graphic 9-15-21 Packery Channel Map for News Conference