Special Event


Village Creek Sandbar Clean-Up (National Public Lands Day)

Big Thicket National Preserve



Location: LAT/LONG: 30.000000, -94.000000

Lumberton, TX: Meet at the US Hwy 96 boat launch on Village Creek just north of Lumberton.

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 23, 2023


9:00 AM


3 hours

Type of Event

Volunteer Event


Keep Village Creek Clean!

Volunteers can make a huge impact by helping us clean up trash at the US Highway 96 boat launch and sandbar along Village Creek. This area is very popular and needs some love.

Meet Big Thicket staff at the boat launch at 9:00 am to pick up supplies including trash grabbers and bags.

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: Yes

Meet at the US Hwy 96 boat launch at 9:00 am on the day of the event to sign up and get your supplies. Advance registration not required.