Special Event


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Tree-Planting Event

Big Thicket National Preserve




Volunteers will receive directions to the tree-planting site after registering with the visitor center.

Dates & Times


Monday, January 18, 2021


9:00 AM


3 hours

Type of Event

Volunteer Event

As a COVID-19 precaution, volunteers will plant in one-hour intervals, either 9-10, 10-11, or 11-12.


Join us on Monday, January 18, 2021 for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service tree-planting event! Volunteers can plant longleaf pine seedlings to help restore native longleaf pine habitat in the Big Thicket. All materials and tools for tree-planting will be supplied.

COVID-19 precautions will be in effect, and groups will be spread out over the planting area. There will be 3 time slots to choose from, with 10 people maximum per time slot: either 9:00-10:00 am, 10:00-11:00 am, or 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

To sign up, please call the visitor center at (409) 951-6700 (7 days/week, 9 am to 5 pm). You'll receive directions to the planting site when you register.

More information

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Please call the visitor center at (409) 951-6700 to reserve a spot.

Contact Information

Megan Urban
(409) 951-6721
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