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February, 2015  // Posts published in February, 2015

27 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Pool Update

Pool Update

Pool Update

Our first lifeguard tryouts of the year are just around the corner on March 14th. If you know anyone who’s interested, information is available on our website at www.galvestonislandbeachpatrol.org . We have a new short recruiting and information video on our homepage as well, so check it out to see all our local lifeguard stars. […]

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20 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Sand Project

Sand Project

Sand Project

Have you been to the western edge of the seawall? If not, swing by and check it out. As you look west you’ll see… a big new beach! This project, the first and smallest of three scheduled to happen this year, has completed 80,000 of the planned 118,000 cubic yards of sand planned. It’s a […]

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16 Feb Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Help Artist Boat restore a dune destroyed by Ike this weekend! They’re looking for volunteers who would like to participate in our dune planting events this Saturday, February 21st, from 9:45 AM-2:30 PM and Sunday, February 22nd, from 12:45-5:30 PM. Please contact Nate Johnson at (409) 770-0722 or at njohnson@artistboat.org to register for an event!

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13 Feb Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on A Small Thing

A Small Thing

A Small Thing

It was a small, but deeply meaningful thing. The other morning it was cold, windy, rainy and overcast, but there were some nice little waves breaking. It was early as I grabbed my board and paddled out at 37th street. As I used the rip current to paddle out, I noticed our rescue buoy box […]

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06 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot

A sea of hands are raised in the Galveston school while students struggle to keep their bottoms on the gym floor. Supervisor/Officer Kris Pompa surveys the crowd and picks a young man way in the back. “What do you think?” The little boy says, “Lifeguards are there to protect people from sharks and undertoads”. Kris […]

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