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Rockport RETREET

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Aransas County Airport

421 John D Wendell Road

Rockport, TX 78382

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Do not miss this special event! An exceptional host of powerful partners will gather to plant trees along the 3rd coast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Join us!

On August 25, 2017, a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph made landfall on the Texas coast. Leaving behind $125 billion in damage and 104 casualties in the US alone, Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record. Not only was housing and infrastructure badly damaged, so too was the surrounding environment. RETREET will lead volunteers in planting up to 150 large native trees that will serve as powerful symbols of hope, reestablishing the environmental identity of Rockport, TX, and providing shade for islanders and habitat for birds and other wildlife. Rockport RETREET will be a major environmental and infrastructural investment that will leave a legacy for generations to come.

REQUEST TREES IN ARANSAS COUNTY HERE





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FRIDAY (15th)

9:00AM4:00PM

Arrive early and help RETREET staff deliver trees and supplies to homes.

7:00PM9:00PM

Welcome to Rockport! Enjoy dinner at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office (892 Airport Road, 78382) alongside local partners and dignitaries.


SATURDAY (16th)

12:30PM SHARP

Planting day begins at Aransas County Airport (421 John D Wendell Road, 78382). You will be greeted, registered, taught proper tree planting methods, broken into small groups, and sent to home sites where you will plant trees for local families. RAIN OR SHINE!

6:00PM10:00PM

A Celebration of Community! A ton of work has been done to rebuild and replant Rockport and the surrounding areas. Celebrate with local partners and residents over dinner and drinks at La Palma Event Center (2955 TX-35, 78382). Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka.


SUNDAY (17th)

AFTERNOON

Tour of Aransas County, including lunch, with stops at Big Tree and Fulton Mansion.

6:00PM

Group dinner at RETREET headquarters (26 Bimini Drive, 78382).


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**Registration funds are entirely spent to cover the costs of participation in the events listed above and are collected ahead of time to reduce those costs and ensure greater participation.




*PLEASE READ WHAT TO EXPECT.

*IF YOU NEED HELP TO ATTEND, DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!

*A number of vehicles will leave from Dallas at several points during the week leading up to Rockport RETREET. If you would like a ride, or need a bag brought down for you, please email info@retreet.org.

*Please email travel itineraries to info@retreet.org.

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