Close to 200 Spurs Sports & Entertainment staff members visited the City of Port Aransas last week on Thursday, April 5th which was declared Spurs Day in their honor. The Spurs group spent their day throughout the town to participate in service projects from destruction brought by Hurricane Harvey.
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute was lucky enough to get close to 50 volunteers. This dedicated crew lent their hands and muscles to pull, chop, and saw invasive pepper trees and guinea grass in our Wetlands Education Center and helped clean the Amos Rehabilitation Keep.
In just a few short hours, the group cleared over four large trailer loads of invasive vegetation. “It was a tremendous help to us,” said Stewardship Coordinator Katie Swanson. “In the wake of hurricane recovery, we haven’t been able to continue our scheduled maintenance and keep the Wetlands Education Center free of invasive species. This Center is an important teaching tool to show students and the community why wetlands are important and we are grateful to the Spurs organization for helping us maintain the ability to teach this important lesson.”