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Volunteers Work to Ready Laguna Madre Field Station for Summer

May 08, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Volunteers spent a weekend cleaning up the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Laguna Madre Field Station with maintenance and repairs.

The volunteers sanded and painted steel doors, removed old window trim and bars, and replaced screens. The volunteers also worked on the landscaping around the facility by removing numerous invasive Brazilian Pepper plants and trees, trimming a mesquite tree near the showers, cleaning up the old lumber piles, and mowing the area around the Laguna Madre Field Station. The kitchen was also cleaned and repairs were made to the bathroom shower and windows.

The station was built in 2001 entirely by volunteer labor from faculty, students, and friends. It is located on a small island near Intracoastal Waterway Marker 83 and is used for both research and educational purposes. Spring repair work was done in late March.

For upcoming workdays and volunteer activities at the field station, interested volunteers may contact Dr. Roy Lehman at Roy.Lehman@tamucc.edu.