Volunteers Set For ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service at Wildlife Refuge

Media Photo Opportunity

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve invites the media to a photo opportunity on Saturday, February 9, from 9 am to 10 am at Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge located at 795 Ennis Joslin Road. This weekend, 60 volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves for the third ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service event to remove non-native trees and clean up the park.

This series of service events is being sponsored by CITGO Refineries and the National Recreation and Park Association in partnership with our local parks department. Between September 2018 and March 2019 four volunteer events have been held to improve habitat, beautify green spaces, and involve the community in our park system. The three other events have helped with pollinator-friendly plantings at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.

The Coastal Bend Chapter of the Sierra Club will be on hand to recognize the efforts of the partners taking care of the Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers will be removing non-native trees, picking up trash, painting picnic tables and other tasks. Funding has also been used to purchase more than 20 native and beneficial trees which will be added back to the site in the near future—making this a better habitat for wildlife and providing needed shade for visitors.

For more information, call (361) 826-3432 or visit www.osopreserve.com.

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 www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play! 

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