Working for a Better Tomorrow


Our Goal

To foster a balance of conservation and economically sustainable uses for Port Aransas and its surrounding neighborhood and waterways while recognizing that our community and economy is dependent on tourism and fisheries within a healthy barrier island coastal ecosystem. 

We want to be perfectly clear that we're not anti-business, we're pro-environment. Our goal is to see any development in the Coastal Bend done with as little environmental disruption as possible. That's why we're proposing an offshore oil terminal instead of the ecologically disastrous plans that the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) has for Harbor Island including deep dredging the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

What's The Problem?

Well, let's see: The Port of Corpus Christi is already in the midst of work to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, a massive $327 million undertaking being done in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The project would deepen the current channel from the inner basin to Ingleside to 54 feet and possibly 75 feet. Harbor Island would become a staging area for two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), each of which is 100 feet longer than the carrier Lexington. Plus Harbor Island would host a 20 million barrel tank farm directly in the path of hurricane storm surges. What could possibly go wrong?

Onshore vs. Offshore

  • PAC is for protecting our barrier Island coastal ecosystems while maintaining a healthy recreational and tourism economy.
  • PAC recommends a state of the art offshore Oil Export Terminal instead of an ecologically disastrous inshore terminal at Harbor Island and deep dredging the Corpus Christi Ship channel.
  • PAC is not currently endorsing any specific offshore plan as we have no details on design, best management practices, operations, or potential impacts to the area’s environment.
  • We believe that the Port of Corpus Christi and its partners lack of transparency regarding proposed Harbor Island developments has created widespread distrust within the City and Port Aransas community.
  • The City of Port Aransas needs to take affirmative action on the POCC and developers plans as they relate to zoning and permitting on Harbor Island and proposed new dredging.
  • We need the public and the City of Port Aransas to actively participate and comment on all TCEQ, USACE and other agencies permits regarding the development of Harbor Island and deep dredging of the Ship Channel to protect our environment and community. 

please Donate

The threats to Port Aransas and the Coastal Bend are huge. Your generous contribution will help pay for advertising, consulting and legal fees, all of which are critical to our success and all of which depend on your support. 

To make a contribution you can either click on the DONATE NOW button below our mail a check to 

Port Aransas Conservancy

P.O. Box 422

Port Aransas TX 78373.

Note: As an environmental advocacy group the Port Aransas Conservancy has 501(c)(4) status with the IRS, which means that your identity is private but contributions to it are not tax deductible. If that isn’t a problem for you please donate to PAC by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.

If on the other hand you’d like to make a donation that is tax deductible we have an allied  501(c)(3) charitable organization that can accept funds earmarked for us--the Port Aransas Preservation Fund. Scroll down to the Donate section on their web site where you can make a credit card or PayPal donation. Or mail a check to

Port Aransas Preservation Fund

P.O. Box 422

Port Aransas, TX 78373

If you do make a donation to the Port Aransas Preservation Fund please be sure to indicate in the memo line that it is intended for the Port Aransas Conservancy. If you wish your donation to go to a specific program please specify that too.

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