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.

Time & Place

Coastal Brigade
*Canceled for 2020
Sea Star Base Galveston
Galveston, TX

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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.

Coastal Brigade

4th Battalion

2019 Top Cadet

Sebastian Garcia

2019 Top School


2019 College Scholarship Recipients

Joe Brooker – $1,000

Peter Cole – $1,000

Wyatt Hoover – $1,000

Ethan Lum – $1,000

Briana Tejeda – $1,000

Tessa Tronzano – $1,000

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!

2019 Top School Fishing Trip/Leadership Symposium

September 21 – 22, 2019

Members of the Top School will be contacted by the Coastal Brigade Committee directly.

2019 Early Bird Reward

Gift Cards

Coastal Brigade Early Bird BOA Deadline: November 1st

Photo Gallery


THANK YOU to our generous Coastal Brigade Donors and Supporters!


Aaron Adams Texas Parks and Wildlife
Bill Balboa Texas Sea Grant
Brittany O’Brien Texas A&M University
Charriss York Texas AgriLife
Derek York Texas Parks and Wildlife
Faith Antley Student
Greg Akins Texas Parks and Wildlife
Jason Woodyard Riata Welding
Joel Anderson Texas Parks and Wildlife
Jonathan Daigle Texas Parks and Wildlife
Julie Massey Texas Sea Grant
Michael Scherer Fishing’s Future
Oscar Castillo Fin Addict
Paul Silva Texas Parks and Wildlife
Shane Bonnot CCA
Shane Stephens Texas A&M University
Tonya Wiley Havenworth Coastal Conservation