River Cleanup Day
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park are sponsoring the second annual River Cleanup Day on Saturday, November 12. We are seeking volunteers to remove litter while spending a day canoeing, rafting, or hiking along the
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park will supply the river permits, tools, and trash bags for the volunteers who sign up to help us pick-up trash, abandoned fishing lines, and old tires in our efforts to help preserve the beauty of one of our nation’s most scenic and threatened rivers. The clean-up is a partnership of the two agencies, but each area will be doing the trips slightly different.
For Big Bend National Park
Bring your own canoes, kayaks, IKs, or hiking shoes. Let us know if you have a boat and how many people you can carry. To volunteer and for more information call
Did You Know?
In 1942 soldiers from Fort Bliss installed a machine-gun emplacement along the Rio Grande pointed at Boquillas, Mexico. This was done due to fears over border security and a possible Japanese invasion through Mexico.