The TCBRTC promotes tourism in 18 counties including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties. Their mission statement is to educate to visitors what the Coastal Bend offers.
The Coastal Bend Travel Fair is free to the public and will consist of more than 40 booths showcasing various tourist attractions. There will also be special exhibits and door prizes. Food and drink will also be available.
TCBRTC President Nancy Deviney, along with Wilford Korth, president of the Mid-Coast Chapter of Master Naturalists, arranged for free nature and birding seminars presentations to be presented throughout the day.
The presentations will consist of the following: “Fishing Choke Canyon”; “Birding the Coastal Bend”; “Padre Island National Seashore Turtle Recovery Program”; “Texas Alligators”; “Texas Master Naturalists – A Unique Volunteer Organization”; “Marine Plastic Pollution-How our use of plastics is impacting the world”; and “Why San Antonio Bay is important to Texas Fish and Wildlife.”