KOUNTZE, Texas – On September 24, 2022, Big Thicket National Preserve will be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event on public lands, held every year on the fourth Saturday of September. Volunteers at national parks give more than just hours on a time sheet—with their dedication and giving spirit, they play a vital role in preservation and protection, and greatly enhance the work of park staff.
Big Thicket is hosting three simultaneous volunteer events on September 24:
- Pollinator Gardening • 9 am–12 noon • Big Thicket Field Research Station, 16890 FM 770, Saratoga
Help plant a prairie pollinator garden to attract and support the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators vital to the sustainment of many habitats, including ours.
- Trash Pick-Up • 9–11 am • US Hwy 96 Boat Ramp on Village Creek, between Silsbee and Lumberton (GPS coordinates: 30.28570, -94.19145)
Help us pick up trash at a popular boat ramp so that everyone can enjoy Village Creek’s scenic beauty.
- Trail Beautification • 9 am–12 noon • Turkey Creek Trail, Gore Store Road (GPS coordinates: 30.521880, -94.346945)
Clean up, paint, and beautify the well-used Turkey Creek trailheads on Gore Store Road.