January 27, 2016
Contact: Jason A. Gincer
In August of 2015, Big Thicket National Preserve launched the Adopt Your Thicket, Centennial Volunteer Program. Each year over 110,000 visitors explore the trails and day-use areas throughout the Big Thicket. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, the staff at Big Thicket National Preserve is inviting individuals and community groups to assist in a year-long stewardship effort to take pride in and help maintain certain areas of the preserve by adopting trails, day-use areas, and other access points. During this year, they will be asked to visit their adopted site a few times and complete some basic trash clean-up and minor maintenance tasks.
“This is a great opportunity for community members to help care for their national preserve.” stated Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz. For more information about adopting sites in the preserve, please visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/bith/getinvolved/adopt-your-thicket.htm
, or contact Jeremy Williams at 409-951-6703.
During this centennial year, Big Thicket National Preserve will be encouraging our neighbors and visitors to explore, support, and connect with the preserve by participating in a number of special centennial programs, from a photo contest to planting trees. Learn more about how you can get involved in this this year-long celebration on our website at https://www.nps.gov/bith/getinvolved/2016.htm
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