Updates from December, 2010

ROCKPORT PILOT

Aransas Project announces formation of advisors board

December 29th, 2010 | Related Press

The Aransas Project (TAP) has announced the formation of a newly created board of advisors. Comprised of seven leaders from the Texas coastal community, these advisors bring additional local voices and varied expertise to TAP’s efforts to ensure freshwater flows to the bays and estuaries […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Tourists flock from all over to see whooping cranes at Aransas: Contributions from visitors help keep Aransas refuge running for future generations

December 25th, 2010 | Related Press

AUSTWELL – Tom LaDuke and Jill Pruetz stood at the top of the observation deck, peering out across the water through binoculars at two white shapes standing at the edge of a distant marsh. “That’s them. Can you see them?” LaDuke asked, gesturing with his […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Aransas Project creates board of advisors

December 23rd, 2010 | TAP In The News

The Aransas Project has formed a board of advisors comprised of seven leaders of the Texas Coastal community. “We wanted to create an organization like this board as a way to tap into the community energy that we have around this project,” Aransas Project Regional […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

THE ARANSAS PROJECT

The Aransas Project Announces Newly Formed Board of Advisors

December 21st, 2010 | Press Release

(Rockport, TX — December 21, 2010)— Today The Aransas Project (TAP) announced the formation of a newly created Board of Advisors. Comprised of seven leaders from the Texas coastal community, these advisors bring additional local voices and varied expertise to TAP’s efforts to ensure freshwater […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

REFRESHEVERYTHING.CA

Cast your vote to help save the whooping cranes

December 15th, 2010 | Related Press

While The Aransas Project works to protect the world’s only naturally migrating flock of whooping cranes, Operation Migration is vying for a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to help fund their work teaching cranes born in captivity a migration route to their winter home […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Second Aerial Census of the 2010-11 Whooping Crane Season

December 10th, 2010 | Related Press

The second aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season was conducted December 9, 2010 in a Cessna 210 piloted by Gary Ritchey of Air Transit Solutions, Castroville, Texas with USFWS observers Tom Stehn and Brad Strobel. Sighted on the flight were 223 adults and […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES

Table set for whooping cranes: Birds return to winter home in wildlife refuge

December 5th, 2010 | Related Press

ARANSAS COUNTY — It’s a wonderful time of year — for South Texas whooping cranes. There are bountiful blue crabs and wolfberries, a crane’s favorite meat and veggie combo, and an abundance of drinking water at the crane’s winter home in Aransas County, said Vicki […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Critics of water plan says it hurts Galveston Bay: But state says rivers’ flow can sustain estuary

December 5th, 2010 | Related Press

Texas law requires some — or all — of the river water not already dedicated to thirsty cities, farms and ranches and industrial plants to be set aside for the environment. But the state’s proposed management plan for the two rivers feeding Galveston Bay puts […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

237 whooping cranes arrive at wildlife refuge; more expected

December 3rd, 2010 | Related Press

The return of the whooping cranes is well under way, with 237 birds back at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services whooping crane coordinator Tom Stehn said Friday that 199 adults and 38 juvenile birds, were spotted during a flyover on […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Whooping Crane Census Flight at Aransas Tallies 237

December 1st, 2010 | Related Press

The first aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season was conducted December 1, 2010 in a Cessna 210 piloted by Gary Ritchey of Air Transit Solutions, Castroville, Texas with USFWS observers Tom Stehn and Brad Strobel.  Sighted on the flight were 199 adults and […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes