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Walt Kittelberger

Region: Coastal prairie

Topics: Laguna Madre, Sportfishing, Dredging, Canal

Mr. Kittelberger operates "Walt's Charters", a sport fishing guide business out of Port Mansfield, Texas. He is a co-founder and executive director of the Lower Laguna Madre Foundation. The Foundation has led efforts to research and protect that South Texas bay, which is a rare hypersaline lagoon well-known for its crystal clear flats, shoalgrasses, redhead duck flocks, and vital redfish and speckled trout populations. He and others involved in the Foundation have been especially concerned about threats to the bay that include dredging for the Intracoastal Waterway, the risk of oil and chemical spills from barge traffic on the Waterway, and development proposals for Padre Island and the mainland.

Interviewed

February 24, 2000
Port Mansfield, Texas
Reel 2081

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Kittelberger.

Please see the video (reel 2081) or the  transcript of Mr. Kittelberger's  interview.

 

 

 
 

 
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