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
July 26-30, 2022
Sea Star Base Galveston
Galveston, TX

Join us for the next camp

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

5th Battalion

2021 Top Cadet

David Allen

2021 Top School

Sea Scum

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

Gift Cards

Coastal Brigade Early Bird BOA Deadline: November 1st

Photo Gallery


THANK YOU to our generous Coastal Brigade Donors and Supporters!

Coastal Brigade Committee

NameProfessional AffiliationCommittee Role
Charriss YorkTexas A&M AgriLife ExtensionPresident/Coordinator
Derek YorkTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentVice President
Michael SchererFishing's FutureSecretary
Shane StephensTexas A&M AgriLife ExtensionTreasurer
Aaron AdamsMember
Joel AndersonTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Faith AntleyMember
Bill BalboaMember
Shane BonnotCCA TexasMember
Mary CarrierTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Oscar CastilloFin AddictMember
Jonathan DaigleTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Julie MasseyTexas A&M AgriLife ExtensionMember
Paul SilvaTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Roy UlibarriUSFWSMember
Jason WoodyardMember