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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 Without Borders

Nurdle Patrol Without Borders

Thanks to a grant from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program and the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust, Nurdle Patrol is expanding into Mexico to help document nurdle pollution and identify those responsible for it.

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Welcome Bella & Adriana!

Welcome Bella & Adriana!

Please join NERRA in extending a very warm welcome to the two new education coordinators, Bella Mayorga and Adriana Reza, who have just added their skills, passion, and experience to our Reserve family.

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Superstars Among Us

Superstars Among Us

Reserve staff from around the System are receiving formal accolades for their work in support of estuaries and coastal communities. A big congratulations to these NERRS superstars—and thank you for all you do!

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Mission-Aransas Reserve, Texas