Special Event


Adopt-A-Trail (National Public Lands Day)

Big Thicket National Preserve



Location: LAT/LONG: 30.000000, -94.000000

Kountze, TX: Meet at Big Thicket Visitor Center, 6102 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 23, 2023


9:00 AM


3 hours

Type of Event

Volunteer Event


Help pick up trash on a trail!

Volunteers can pick up trash at a trailhead and along the trail. Along the way, keep an eye out for and let us know about any maintenance needs, such as damaged bridges and fallen trees across the trail. Return to the visitor center afterward to drop off your trash bag and supplies.

Before you hike, please meet at the Big Thicket Visitor Center at 6102 FM 420 in Kountze so we can sign you up. All supplies are provided, including trash grabbers, bags, and gloves.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and to bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen.

Questions? Call us at 409-951-6700.

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is a day to celebrate and give back to your public lands. Big Thicket National Preserve is hosting 3 volunteer events on NPLD 2023: Adopt-A-Trail, Visitor Center Native Plant Garden Beautification, and Village Creek Sandbar Clean-Up.

Learn more about NPLD

Reservation or Registration: No

Meet at the visitor center at 9:00 am on the day of the event to sign up and get your supplies. Advance registration not required.