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CCA Texas joins with corporate partners

for giant fishing pier

In what is becoming another fine example of what can happen when a conservation group and

various companies? get together for a common cause, the new Outreach Program Pier at the

CCA/CPL Marine Development Center will enable thousands of children to enjoy the thrill of

being introduced to fishing.

By Luke Giles

Coastal Conservation Association Texas (CCA Texas), a leader in saltwater

conservation, is proud to announce a partnership with EcoVantage, Turner Roofing

Company and Urban Engineering in the building of the new Outreach Program Pier

Project at the CCA/CPL Marine Development Center in Flour Bluff, Texas. Also

contributing to the project are Sunset Marine Works, CC Contractors, Decksteriors,

and Texas Decks. The 400 foot long Outlook Fishing Pier will enable children of all

ages, including handicapped individuals to fish the rearing ponds at the hatchery

and gain a greater appreciation for Texas? natural resources.

Hector Mendieta, CCA Texas Mid-Coast Chapter President, explains the reason for

the partnership. "CCA Texas has been stocking Texas? bays for 30 years. Through the

years we have seen a tremendous increase in fishing pressure on the fishery and it is

clear we will have to continue our efforts for decades. The Outreach Program Pier is

vital to the education of our fishermen of the future. The materials donated by the

partner companies have the durability required to survive in this hot and harsh

environment. Ecovantage, Turner Roofing and Urban engineering and the other

participating companies are to be commended for their donation of materials and

time for such an important conservation project."

Carlyle Holman, an EcoVantage spokesperson, explains why the company decided to

become a partner in this project. "EcoVantage is committed to providing

environmentally and ecologically quality products. CCA Texas? commitment to the

environment and conservation underscores our own commitment. By partnering with

CCA we are able to see our products used for improving the world one project at a


Turner Roofing President, Tommy Mangold Jr. explains the reason for his company?s

involvement. "Turner Roofing is owned an operated by avid outdoor enthusiasts.

Our commitment to the environment is ongoing and is evidenced by our ability to

specify and install Energy Star rated roof systems including solar all over the state of

Texas. Our involvement with the CCA/CPL Marine Development Outreach Pier

Project did not end with the introduction of the EcoPrem lumber. We are proud to

supply material and labor to this project to help insure that future generations have

healthy fisheries to enjoy."

Urban Engineering?s Tyler Meals says of the project, "Urban Engineering of Victoria,

Texas employs many avid outdoorsmen and women and takes pride in assisting in

the design of the CCA/CPL Hatchery Outlook Fishing Pier. Urban Engineering relies

on over 29 years of experience in designing marine construction projects for

producing effective and utilitarian designs that perform above and beyond owner


When complete, the pier will introduce thousands of children to the wonders of

hooking up and landing a fish. Thanks to the generous donations of these

companies, the future of fishing along the Texas coast has become brighter

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