Welcome to Corpus Christi
ACE-Texas, located in the coastal bend region of South Texas in Corpus Christi is now offering AmeriCorps positions for individuals interested in kick starting their careers in the restoration biology/ecology field! Although the workload is diverse, ACE-Texas’ efforts are primarily focused at restoring gulf coast prairies and watersheds to support threatened and endangered animals and neo-tropical migrating birds such as the Whooping Crane.
Corpus Christi is home to Padre Island National Seashore, which is the largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island seashore in the world. This National Park Protects over 70 miles of coastline, dunes coastal prairies and wind tidal flats that vehicles can drive through. Crew members often car camp on Padre Island on the weekends for fun.
Corpus Christi has world class fishing and is home to over 380 species of migrating birds. In fact, Corpus Christi is called the birdiest city in the world. Downtown Corpus Christi has an abundance of ocean front parks, bars and a fun night life with great live music. Texas’ massive Jazz festival is hosted downtown Corpus Christi every year for the past 56 years.
Our ACE Texas Corps members are offered extensive training in wildland coastal forest management using chainsaws, brushcutters, gas powered augers, herbicides and specialty tools to regain control of encroaching invading toxic non-native plant populations.
A Conservation Corps presence is needed here more now than ever. Meet fellow like-minded colleagues from all over the country and gain the experience that qualifies you for career positions with private environmental firms and Public Land Management Agencies!
Additional project work includes feral hog trapping, revegetation, restoring fragmented habitat, surveying, mapping, and water quality testing. This line of work often requires crew members to use UTV’s or kayaks to access remote backcountry locations in Texas State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. ACE-Texas prides ourselves in that almost every invasive tree removed has been replaced by a native somewhere along our journey.