|Birding is taking wing||History is coming alive||Trails are being marked||Kayaking is paddling forward|
What are your Pathways in Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County?
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Aransas County and the Cities of Rockport and Fulton are rich in natural resources.
Our wealth of historic sites, birding opportunities, water-based recreational opportunities and the dedication of the community to their preservation are self evident in the many organizations that have been established to preserve and enjoy them.
As the work progresses on the Aransas Pathways Project we are frequently in the news. Watch for highlights here. We are making an investment in the future of Aransas County, Rockport and Fulton.
Use the links above to read the full report to the Commissioners Court.
On Saturday January 25, despite temperatures in the 40s, twenty intrepid birders from the Aransas Bird and Nature Club and the Corpus Christi Audubon Outdoor Club arrived for the first official tour of the three new Aransas Pathways Birding Sites. We started at the Rockport Demo Garden and Wetlands Pond (Tule Marsh East) and among the notable birds were a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher and Orange-Crowned Warbler. Our next stop was the Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary. Everyone got a great look at a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet and a Ladder-backed Woodpecker. The group then traveled on to Ivy Lane where we were pleased to see a White-eyed Vireo and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. It was a very enjoyable morning and hopefully the first of many tours to these wonderful new birding sites.
Aransas County Judge C. H. “Burt” Mills is pleased to announce the hiring of John Strothman as the Project Manager for Aransas County. This position is responsible for the planning, oversight, and execution of designated County projects, including but not limited to the Aransas Pathways Projects Program. [Projects specific to the Road and Bridge Department or the Flood Control Program remain under the supervision of those respective department heads and are not included.]
Mr. Strothman has several years of experience in land management, the bidding and permitting process, construction management, restoration work, and development and mitigation of environmentally sensitive and historically significant resources. He had previously served as Vice President of Production at Hogan Homes including oversight of the Whistler’s Cove subdivision in Rockport and several other communities in the Coastal Bend. He is looking forward to working with the County in the development, implementation, and maintenance of its projects.
To view the press from Aransas County, click here.
Photo by Phil Stanahan
Good things are happening. Fall planting time is going on at two of the Aransas Pathways Birding Sites. The native demonstration garden at Tule Marsh East has been refurbished and replanted with hummingbird and butterfly attracting plants. The irrigation is in and soon there will be plant signs. Over at the Linda S. Castro site seeds balls consisting of native wildflowers and grasses have been planted behind the slab in order to establish a hummingbird and butterfly garden there as well. Native grasses have been transplanted along the slope to control erosion and landscaping plans have been drawn up for both sides of the entryway. Soon this will be planted in anticipation of our April Grand Opening Ceremony.
Our new app, "Tour Rockport-Fulton", is your passport to GPS-guided Pathways to Birding, Hiking, Biking, History, Kayaking and our local attractions. Download this free application and you'll be ready to set off explore Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County.
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A printed, 'take it with you' map of the Aransas Pathways project sites is available for your use now. the Birding and Kayak sites are over-laid on a map of the full Live Oak and Blackjack peninsulas with a legend. The inside of this folded 8½" by 11" map are aerial shots of the area with the Bike trails marked with their Ease of Use level. Expanded views of Downtown Rockport and Downtown Fulton with a legend of Historical sites is also included. Plan your custom tours with this valuable map.
Available FREE at most lodging front desks, RV parks and at the Rockport-Fulton Visitor Center at 319 Broadway in Rockport.