Texas Brigades added Coastal Brigade to the mix in 2016. This 5-day program encompasses coastal habitat management, fisheries management, coastal ecology and saltwater fishing. The tried and true Brigades model of leadership development, education, and empowerment continues at Coastal Brigade.
Coastal Brigade will select 30 of the brightest and best 13-17 year olds from across Texas to attend camp and become ambassadors of land stewardship and our coastal resources. At camp, cadets will participate in a number of hands-on activities covering a number of topics including fish identification, saltwater species collection techniques, water quality, habitat management, angling, boater safety, ethics and more. The other major components of Coastal Brigade are life-skills, including leadership, team-building, critical-thinking, public speaking, and communication.
After camp, cadets will return to their communities to give presentations and share their new found knowledge. In turn, they will be rewarded through scholarships and future experiences.
2021 Top Cadet
2021 Top School
2020 College Scholarship Recipients
Alexis Ostigin – $1,500
Lauren Brooker – $1,000
Luke Scribner – $1,000
Isabel Cooper – $750
Trinity Hoover – $750
Joseph Serrano – $750
Kaitlyn Powell – $500
Thank you to CCA Texas, the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi – Harvey Weil Conservationist Fund, and the other Coastal Brigade donors for making these scholarships possible!
2021 Top School Fishing Trip/Leadership Symposium
Members of the Top School will be contacted by the Coastal Brigade Committee directly.
2021 Early Bird Reward
Coastal Brigade Early Bird BOA Deadline: November 1st
THANK YOU to our generous Coastal Brigade Donors and Supporters!
Coastal Brigade Committee
Name Professional Affiliation Committee Role
Charriss York Texas A&M AgriLife Extension President/Coordinator
Derek York Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Vice President
Michael Scherer Fishing's Future Secretary
Shane Stephens Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Treasurer
Aaron Adams Member
Joel Anderson Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Member
Faith Antley Member
Bill Balboa Member
Shane Bonnot CCA Texas Member
Mary Carrier Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Member
Oscar Castillo Fin Addict Member
Jonathan Daigle Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Member
Julie Massey Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Member
Paul Silva Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Member
Roy Ulibarri USFWS Member
Jason Woodyard Member