The Texas Sealife Center was started because of a recognized need for additional support for local wildlife rehabilitation and the growing number of animals admitted annually to wildlife centers throughout the country. Starting in 2010, a small group of volunteers decided to fulfill this need and formed the Texas Sealife Center. Through dedication and persistence our volunteers are making the dream a reality. Diligently working to build and foster relationships with local agencies, organizations, and individuals dedicated to wildlife conservation has been the cornerstone of our success.
On December 20, 2012 the Texas Sealife Center was given permission to use of a building at Packery Channel Nature Park by the Nueces County Park Board of Directors. In March 2013 renovations started to convert the building and land into a hospital, education center and nature trail. The persistence and dedication of our volunteers allowed use to accept our first bird and sea turtle for rehabilitation by September of 2013.
Since that time, the number of indoor and outdoor housing for injured hawks, pelicans, and other birds continues to grow. Our holding capacity for sea turtles has also grown to accommodate the increase in sea turtles admitted to our facility.
As of 2016 we are nearing the completion of Phase I and looking forward to increase our ability to treat and house wildlife with our Phase II projects and plans.
Thanks to all of our volunteers and donors we can now allow visitors to explore our nature trail and see the work we are doing to protect our local, state and national wildlife and the projects and future plans of our organization.
We are excited about our current progress, so watch for more updates on our Facebook page!