Starting Date: 03-11-2005
Ending Date: 03-14-2005
Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island, Texas
214-929-5995*note: There is a March 10-13 program AND a March 11-14 program to accommodate different spring break dates.
Join the Sierra Student Coalition and the Sierra Club Padre Campaign this Spring Break to enjoy and take action to preserve the beauty of the world's longest undeveloped barrier island - Padre Island National Seashore.
-camp out on the beach at the Padre Island National Seashore
-take advantage of guided hikes/bike rides around the island
-hang out at the beach front with other awesome student activists from around the country
-take part in service activities to clean up the beach
-learn the basics of grassroots organizing from experienced SSC student trainers on how to win campaigns, hold events, utilize the media, and recruit for your cause
-get involved with the Padre Campaign and help save the islandís natural beauty from reckless exploitation
-practice your grassroots activism skills with an advocacy action benefiting Padre
For decades students have come to Padre Island to enjoy the sun and surf provided by this national treasure. Although it is home to 17 endangered or threatened species and serves as a crucial remnant of Texas' natural heritage, BNP Petroleum wants to drill on this national seashore for only one day's worth of natural gas, in addition to sending all profits overseas. Join the Texas SSC and Sierra Club Padre Campaign to stop this reckless drilling for Alternative Spring Break 2005!
Geographical Scope: Regional