Thank you Barrow Foundation!

FlatsWorthy is beyond grateful for the generosity of The Barrow Foundation! Thank you for having faith in us to make a difference to better our Texas coast. The Barrow Foundation does so much to support our local community & we look forward to making you proud.  

Barrow Foundation Grant Awarded to FlatsWorthy

FlatsWorthy is honored to announce a generous donation from the Barrow Foundation. Roxann Day is the chairman with trustees Frank Baker and Jasper Neath. It is an Aransas County foundation with its Goal of supporting projects within the area. We look forward to a long successful relationship together. We appreciate their support of and trust in FlatsWorthy and our mission.

Andres Spinetti produces video

FlatsWorthy member Andres Spinetti produced this video to further the cause of conservation and enjoyment of the Lower Laguna Madre.

Chuck speaks to Texas Fly Fishers

Recently, FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser had the opportunity to speak with a great bunch of outdoor enthusiasts at a meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers. They are a Houston based organization associated with the International Federation of Fly Fishers and dedicated to the promotion of fly fishing education, conservation, and outdoors ethics. These videos were taken at the meeting. We appreciate Chris Sommers for inviting FlatsWorthy to speak. There are three videos.

Thankful for our Flats

As November rolls into the Texas Coast, we often find ourselves complaining and contemplating about the weather. Is a cold front going to run the fish out of their hiding spots? Will a gale wind keep me off the water? Should I be ready to strip to my shorts by noon? November also gives us a reason to reflect on things to be thankful for. It was only 2 years when Hurricane Harvey disrupted the coast. The flats underwent some dramatic changes. Loss of vegetation in some areas is continuing to affect the viability of long-term habitat recovery. In other instances, we see natural healing of our shorelines. Part of that healing is respecting the resource, respecting each other, and respecting the law. When FlatsWorthy talks about the Code of Angler Respect, we see every day how important our mission is. It’s not just some fancy words, it is a way of life here on the coast. We want to leave our flats and shallows better than we found them for future generations of anglers and outdoorsman to enjoy. We are thankful for our members, too. Members like YOU. Members who not only display your FlatsWorthy sticker with pride, but go out and talk about our mission, share with friends and family about respecting the flats. We couldn’t do what we do without our members. Not a member yet? Today is the day to Join Us. Every member has a voice, and when we speak together, we can make things happen. And our flats thank you, too.

The Future of Fishing

Kids today are the anglers of tomorrow, and FlatsWorthy supports programs to educate young anglers. Teaching kids to Respect the Resource is a key part of ensuring the habitat is healthy for generations to come. FlatsWorthy spent time working with the 4-H Club of Aransas County this summer. The enthusiasm of the youth was contagious. FlatsWorthy will continue working with 4-H as they develop their Sports Fishing Project. 3 dates are planned, so look for volunteer opportunities to come. FlatsWorthy also supports the efforts on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Celebration. We had a great time last year, and we will be there again this year on October 19th. ANWR also participates in the Every Kid in a Park program, which gives free access to 4th graders. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has many resources available for young anglers.  In addition, fishing is free to all ages in Texas state parks. What a great way to introduce youth to the outdoors and teach them about angler respect. What are you doing to encourage youth to be FlatsWorthy? We’d love to hear from you!

4-H Fun Camp

FlatsWorthy was happy to be involved with the 4-H Fun Camp. The kids (and adults) had a great time. Kids in Kayaks was also there for Day 5. The 4-H Club of Aransas County sponsors this event, which provides local kids in grades 3-7 with activities including kayaking, arts & crafts, pool day, kitchen fun, bird house making, gardening and so much more.  

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