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Mission-Aransas Reserve, Texas

State

Texas

State Partner

University of Texas Marine Science Institute 

Acres

185,708

Est. Date

2006

Protecting 185,708 acres of diverse coastal lands, the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve provides a place where landowners, policy-makers, scientist, and the public can come together to make coastal management decisions which will best benefit people and coastal ecosystems. In addition, the Mission-Aransas Reserve works on some of the most important issues facing Texas’ coasts, including marine debris accumulation, species migration patterns, and the allocation of inflows of freshwater.

Explore the impact of Mission-Aransas Reserve in 2019, including their Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshops and recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Be A Friend

Join Friends of the Ark. The Mission-Aransas Reserve also accepts support through the University of Texas development office.

Did You Know…

Approximately 350 wild whooping cranes migrate every year to the Mission-Aransas Reserve.

Latest News from the Mission-Aransas Reserve

Nurdle Patrol is Growing

Nurdle Patrol is Growing

When Wyvette Robinson heard about the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s Nurdle Patrol on Facebook, she was intrigued. Not only is plastic pollution a big deal for her organization, any opportunity to share new education tools and resources with Mississippi teachers and students gets her “pumped.”

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Reading the Tea Leaves

Tea leaves aren’t just good for predicting our future, they also can help us predict the future condition of marshes. Exhibit A: researchers at Reserves across the System are using tea bags as part of an international experiment …

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Turtles Find Well-Beeing in Texas

Turtles Find Well-Beeing in Texas

Honey bees and sea turtles may seem like animal odd couples, but these two species are unique collaborators in two of the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s stewardship programs: Fennessey Ranch and the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK).

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Mission-Aransas Reserve, Texas