UPDATE: FEMA Awards up to $13.5 Million for Packery Channel Restoration
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:
For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.