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For a neat place to visit in Port A, check out the WEC

Last updated 6 years ago

The Wetlands Education Center, located  between the University of Texas at Austin's Marine Science Institute and the channel pass on the northern tip of Mustang Island, is a man-made 3.6-acre salt marsh and sand dune complex designed for outreach and education. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Complete with informational signage and a geodetic marker, it is the only such center in Texas.
The Wetlands Education Center was designed by Corpus Christi architect David Richter, and its concept was developed by Dr. Rick Tinnin, recently retired director of marine education at UTMSI and the education coordinator for the Mission-Aransas Reserve. The center was created through a 13-year-long collaboration between federal, state and county governments as well as The University of Texas at Austin and private donors who raised $4.4 million to build it.
It's open seven days a week and it's free to the public from sunrise to sunset.  There are also guided tours every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Wheelchair accessible. Click to read more...

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