Texas Sealife Center on Padre Island is known for helping rescue hundreds of endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles.
They are also dedicated to help rescue shore birds and raptors as well.
The Texas Sealife Center also educates the public on conservation efforts, as they do during turtle releases.
The Center relies on donations and grant funding to help pay for the surgeries, food, antibiotics and housing for the animals.
They will be hosting a fundraiser March 23 at Lorelei Brewing Company located in Flour Bluff off NAS Drive. The event will have drink specials, music, food trucks, and raffles. Many of the of the animals from the Center will be there and for a fee the public can feed the large land tortoises.
You can donate anytime online at http://www.texassealifecenter.org/donations/
The Texas Sealife Center in Corpus Christi supports the conservation, rehabilitation, and release of all aquatic and coastal wildlife.
They are a non-profit organization that formed from the recognition that there was a need for a much greater support network in South Texas after observing the growing number of animals admitted to wildlife centers across the USA each year.
Their mission statement is to rescue any and all injured or stranded aquatic and coastal wildlife, to provide support, care, and rehabilitation for the rescued creatures, and then to eventually release them back into their native habitat.
Alongside this, the center hopes to educate and raise public awareness in regards to conservation and what can be done to help or limit our impact on the natural world around us.
The center was first established from a small group of volunteers in 2010, but they have grown year after year and have built upon their impact and their ability to help and serve the local area. In 2012, the Texas Sealife Center found its home when they were granted permission to use a building in the Packery Channel Nature Park.
In 2013, work began on renovating the building and converting it into an education center, nature trail, and hospital. The capacity of the building to house birds and especially sea turtles, which are being admitted more and more regularly.
The center offers volunteer work and education to the public and anyone who wishes to get involved couldn’t be more welcome. If you love animals and want to do whatever you can, this is a rewarding and rich experience that will serve your own betterment as well as the world around you.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. As they grow, their volunteer needs will also increase. Please submit your information, and they will update you as volunteer opportunities become available. In addition, this information will be used to update you on local wildlife events like sea turtle hatchling releases on the Padre Island National Seashore.
For more information visit the Texas Sealife Center website here.