Texas State Aquarium Earns Sustainability Award

Keith Bethel holding award

Keith Bethel holding the Sustainability Award.

May 21, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Beautify Corpus Christi Association (BCCA) recently presented the Texas State Aquarium with its Sustainability Award for the facility’s attention to detail in its landscape and maintenance. It was the first time the BCCA has given the Sustainability Award. Founded in 1968, the Beautify Corpus Christi Association’s mission is to realize a clean, beautiful environment to enhance the quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of visitors in Corpus Christi. 

According to BCCA Executive Director Chelsea Craig, “The Texas State Aquarium is a gem to this community for more reasons than I can count. One of particular interest to us is the TSA staff’s unwavering dedication to the Aquarium grounds. From the time the TSA is in view of its visitors, the enjoyment begins. The wonders inside only continue its charm. The TSA is beautiful inside and out, and BCCA wanted to take this opportunity to honor the Aquarium staff for their continued hard work.”

“Our staff has worked very hard over the years to maintain attractive grounds while constantly striving to employee environmentally sustainable practices such as converting larger landscaping beds to xeriscape beds, using drought-tolerant plant species, and using crushed granite material instead of plant-based mulch,” explained Aquarium President and CEO Tom Schmid. “We are thrilled to have our efforts recognized by the Beautify Corpus Christi Association.”


Texas State Aquarium: Connecting people with nature and inspiring conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.