Bird Island Basin Campground Rehabilitation starting the week of August 18, 2014

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Bird Island Basin

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News Release Date: August 14, 2014

Contact: Patrick Gamman, (361)949-8173 ext. 427

The National Park Service is starting work on the second part of the project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground. Minor disruptions of various activities in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the nearby Bird Island Basin boat ramp.

Over the past decade, storms and wave action from passing barges and small craft have slowly eroded the beach and shoreline in the campground area. In addition, many of the campsite shade structures need to be rehabilitated and moved back from the water's edge.

The work will be completed in two phases. The first work, which began in the spring, was to remove older, degraded shade structures and rebuild them farther away from the shoreline to increase their longevity. Now that phase one is finished, contractors will be on site to complete construction of features that should be able to better stabilize the shoreline. The final phase will involve reconstructing the beach that once existed on the site and re-vegetating areas that are not subjected to heavy visitor use.

Please note that weather, supply shortages, and/or other unforeseen circumstances may cause the work schedule to change. For the most current information on the campground rehabilitation and improvements, please call the Malaquite Visitor Center at (361) 949-8069.

The Padre Island National Seashore staff apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience as work takes place to protect and preserve the environment and recreation opportunities.



Last updated: February 24, 2015

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