Letter Details Violations of the Texas State Constitution and their own Memorandum of Agreement

Cameron County and The Texas General Land Office Remain Silent on Accusations

Friends of the Wildlife Corridor, an environmental group in the Rio Grande Valley, has accused the Texas General Land Office (GLO) of violating the Texas State Constitution and their own 2013 Memorandum of Agreement with Cameron County, by closing Boca Chica beach on over 100 days in 2022.  

The letter to both the GLO and Cameron County sent on November 27, 2022, detailing these violations, has as yet gone unanswered.

“They haven’t responded because there is no credible defense for their  actions,” says Jim Chapman President of the non-profit Friends of the Wildlife Corridor.  “We are calling on the GLO to return Boca Chica beach to the public, without restriction or limitation, which is their constitutional duty to uphold.  It is both unconstitutional and  unacceptable that the public can go to Boca Chica State Beach only when a private company, SpaceX Technologies, says they can.  This has never happened before in the history of Texas. It is unconscionable.”  

Click Here to Read the 11/27/22 letter. 

Friends of the Wildlife Corridor is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports Santa Ana and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges and their mission of preserving wildlife and wildlife habitat for the benefit of the public in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. 

  • For more information contact:
  • Jim Chapman, President
  • Friends of the Wildlife Corridor
  • jchapmanrgv@gmail.com 956 571-0545