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PINS might restrict public from turtle hatchling releases

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings makes their way to the Gulf of Mexico from Padre Island National Seashore. PINS is considering a management plan that could affect public access to hatchling releases.

Padre Island National Seashore is considering adopting a beach management plan that could limit public access to turtle hatchling releases, a popular tourist attraction in the Coastal Bend that draws hundreds of people to dozens of events each summer.

The National Park Service is seeking public input on a variety of management changes, including rules that govern storm recovery, marine debris disposal, sand management, wildlife management for some species, and beach access for motor vehicles.

Three public meetings were held on Feb. 21, 22, and 23. Although the meetings have passed, people can still submit comments through March 14 for consideration in the decision-making process. Visit the National Park Service’s park planning webpage or mail comments to:

PAIS Superintendent

Attn: Beach Management

P.O. Box 181300 Corpus Christi, TX 78480

You can also deliver written comments in person to:

PAIS Superintendent

Attn: Beach Management

Malaquite Visitor Center

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

For more information on options being considered for the management plan in PDF form, click here.

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