Rookery Island Cleanup Registration
Cleanup Information
Islands within Texas bays provide the only breeding spots for many of our iconic coastal birds, such as Brown Pelicans, Reddish Egrets, and Black Skimmers. Now that the nesting season is finished, we need your help to clear these precious nesting islands of trash and lost fishing line and tackle.

Due to restrictions from COVID-19, we are doing the cleanup a little different this year. We are asking individuals and families to take out their own boats to help cleanup the rookery islands. You pick a bay system where you want to focus, and we'll direct you to the islands that need your help! Don't worry - if you don't have a boat but still want to help in this effort, we can recommend some additional shorelines that need to cleaned and don't require a boat to access!

We are encouraging people to clean up any time the week of October 19-24, but dumpsters will be available for dropping off trash on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24.

We are targeting rookery islands in Redfish Bay and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre - you pick which bay system you would like to cleanup and we will let you know where to focus your efforts!

Once you complete this registration form, we will follow up with an email that has more information about the areas you can target during your cleanup efforts, dumpster locations for trash drop-off, and how to pick up your t-shirts and water bottles.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact David Newstead at (361) 336-0312 or

*Completion of this survey is required to participate in the Rookery Island Cleanup. The answers to all the questions in this survey will apply to all individuals listed below.
Which bay system are you interested in targeting? *
When do you anticipate going out to cleanup? *
Are you registering a small group or family? *
If registering a group, how many people are in your group (*groups must be family groups or no larger than 6)?
Name(s) of all Individuals in your group *
Please list the requested Shirt Sizes for all registrants below. Shirts are Unisex adult sizes XS-XXL.
Contact Email *
Will you and all participating family / group members take your temperature(s) prior to the event and only participate if your and their temperatures are less than 100.4 F? *
Do you understand that you / your family / group members are not to participate in the event if you/they are sick or if any of the following symptoms are exhibited: fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, unexpected muscle pain, unexpected fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or new lost of taste or smell in the last 14 days? *
Are you and your family committed to social distancing and proper hygiene, maintaining greater than 6 feet from non-family members, avoiding physical contact (i.e handshakes), washing/sanitizing hands appropriately, etc? *
The Volunteer understands that he/she is engaging in activities that may expose him/her to dangers both from known risks and unanticipated risks. By signing this form (via digital completion of this survey), the Volunteer discharges and holds harmless Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Inc., and its representatives from any and all liability, claims, losses, suits, damages, and demands of whatever kind or nature arising or resulting from property damage, bodily or personal injury and/or death that may be caused by Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program’s negligence or otherwise. By signing this digital survey, the Volunteer also understands that Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Inc., its partners, and affiliates may use all photographic images, video or audio recordings, video or audio reproductions, films, radio or television broadcasts and any other reproductions of the activities without limitations. Permission is granted for use in any medium now known or hereafter developed, including printed media, video, still photography and the Internet. *
Thank you for completing the survey and we look forward to your participation in the 2020 Rookery Island Cleanup! You will receive a follow up email that has more information about the areas you can target during your cleanup efforts, dumpster locations for trash drop-off, and how to pick up your t-shirts and water bottles.
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