University of Texas Marine Science Institute
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.
Latest News from the Mission-Aransas Reserve
NERRA president Jace Tunnell and vice president Kristen Goodrich presented at a workshop in Mexico City about their efforts to expand plastics and debris clean up in the country.
In 1991, the late Brien O’Connor Dunn made an unusual decision. A sixth generation Texan and descendant of the state’s largest land owner, Dunn chose Fennessey Ranch as his inheritance.
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.”