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When: Saturday, Sept 27th
8:15am - 1:15pm
Where: Galveston Island, Texas 
Contact: Jennifer Roush

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:00am - 1:15pm

Online Registration Is Now Closed

In 2012, the TTIA/Texas Tourism Foundation established a program to give each of us an opportunity to give back to those travel partners that may need our assistance.  This year, we invite you to join us for a Beach Clean Up and Kayak Educational Tour in The Big Reef area of Galveston Island.

The Big Reef at the East End Lagoon is a natural, undeveloped area on the far east tip of the island encompassing coastal wetlands, prairie and beachfront. The area provides habitat for a variety of animals, fish & birds. By cleaning up the area, we are protecting these animals, fish, birds and plant life habitat from the risks that trash brings and making it a safer and more enjoyable place for residents and visitors to visit.

The Beach Clean Up portion will consist of picking up trash and small pieces of debris from the Big Reef area.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

On the
Kayak Educational Tour volunteers will learn about the wetlands, the human impacts on Galveston Bay, and how to paint watercolor landscapes.  Please be prepared to be physically active as you will be learning how to paddle a kayak on this tour.

Additional Details:

  • The cost to participate in this program is $25 per person (covers the cost of t-shirt, materials and lunch).
  • Everyone will meet in the lobby of the The San Luis Resort.  Buses will depart no later than 8:15am.
  • Lunch will be provided and bottled water will be available throughout the morning.
  • Volunteers are required to wear water shoes or tennis shoes (old tennis shoes recommended).  
  • We will provide sunscreen.
  • Items to consider bringing: snacks, hat, and sunglasses.
Schedule of Events 
(subject to change) 

Friday, September 26th
6:15pm-7:30pm           Friends of Travel - Give Back Reception - H2O
Pre-registered participants for this year's Friends of Travel Event who
arrive on Friday are invited to a small reception at H2O, the sleek,
ultra-modern lounge at The San Luis Resort.  This will give participants
a chance to network and pick up their packets for the next morning's event.  
Each participant will receive two drink tickets. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, September 27th
 Bus departs San Luis Resort and drops off at Pavilion                            
 8:35am - 8:45am
 Overview of what will occur that day
 8:45am – 8:55am
 Groups separated in two groups
 8:55am – 10:25am
 1/2 of group works the beach clean up
 1/2 of group goes on kayak educational tour

 10:25am – 10:40am
 Groups switch activity
 10:40am – 12:10pm
 1/2 of group works the beach clean up
 1/2 of group goes on kayak educational tour

 Groups meet at Pavilion
 12:20pm – 1:15pm
 Lunch and closing remarks

For questions, please contact Jennifer Roush, Director of Events, at or call 512-328-8842.


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