Like all National Park Service sites, Big Thicket National Preserve has a mission, eloquently stated in the Organic Act of 1916 that created the NPS:
"...to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Public support helps us carry out our goals of preserving the rich diversity of resources found in the Big Thicket and of sharing these resources with the public.
Big Thicket National Preserve accepts donations by check, made payable to "Big Thicket National Preserve" and sent to Administrative Officer, Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX, 77625. The full amount of the check will be used to support the preserve; no administrative fees are charged.
A portion of the proceeds from our bookstore sales goes to support our interpretive programs and projects. The bookstore sells a wide variety of educational, recreational, and souvenir items. Call (409) 951-6722 for more information or to place an order by phone.
You can also make a donation to the Big Thicket Association, a non-profit organization that works to preserve the natural resources of the Big Thicket. Visit their website to learn more.
Thank you for your interest in helping Big Thicket National Preserve!