Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1 is a Special District formed in 1940 and authorized by the Texas State Legislature to promote commercial and recreational fishing, maintain a navigable waterway and to protect the coastal environment. When MCND#1 was initially organized, our stated mission was to provide a safe harbor for the boats that use the boat channel that was dug by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers across Matagorda Bay, from the Intracoastal Canal to Palacios. That mission remains a vital part of our purpose today.

Matagorda County Navigation District #1 seeks to serve MCND#1 Customers and Taxpayers by optimizing the use of MCND#1 properties, for both commercial and recreational purposes, maintaining MCND#1 properties in a safe and cost-effective manner and stimulating economic development through the District’s partnerships with public and private entities.

Matagorda County Navigation District #1 seeks to expand and diversify the District’s commercial, industrial and recreational interests while supporting and enhancing the existing MCND#1 customer base, with the goal of improving the resilience of the District and the community.

Please learn more here or contact an IRPT Member:

Matagorda County Navigation District No. One
Victor Martinez, Jr.
1602 Main Street
P.O. Box 551
Palacios, TX 77465
(210) 290-9624