Hurricane Harvey disrupted the forward momentum of this small group of anglers
Image from Galveston County Daily News
Video about restoration project on the ANWR
FlatsWorthy hosts its first Advisory Board to set the direction of the organization
Game Warden Boat
In partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and NewWater Boatworks, FlatsWorthy was able to raise donations to purchase a shallow water boat to donate to the local Texas Game Wardens. This allowed them to patrol areas previously inaccessible.
FlatsWorthy's First Video
FlatsWorthy produces our first video “Protecting the Resource”
Jere Parrish Youth Stewardship Fund
FlatsWorthy establishes the Jere Parrish Youth Stewardship Fund. This provides funding to youth initiatives and supports the 4H Sportfishing programs
Partnership with SeaGrant Texas
Partnership with SeaGrant Texas to develop the Coastal Monitor Program. This program brought together local fishing guides and anglers who had local area knowledge to proactively identify potential issues in the resource
FlatsWorthy Encourages Youth Fishing
FlatsWorthy sponsors KidFish through Texas A&M Agrilife 4-H to encourage kids to get involved with conservation and teach them how to responsibly use the resource and respect other bay users and the law. Over the years over 150 kids have participated in KidFish and FlatsWorthy is proud to spread its message to the next generation of anglers.
Meeting for the first FlatsWorthy Chapter
The official kick-off meeting for the first FlatsWorthy Chapter is held in South Padre Island. The Lower Laguna Madre chapter was formed to address issues specific to this area of the Texas Coast.
In an effort to educate the public on the importance of the Mesquite bay complex and the baffle reefs, FlatsWorthy published a series of videos detailing the immense ecological benefit and the importance of protecting this valuable structural resource.