KOUNTZE, Texas—Join our volunteer team and show Big Thicket some love at the February Flash Mob clean-up on Saturday, Feb. 15. This month’s clean-up will start at along Gore Store Road, at the Turkey Creek Trailhead on the northwest side of the creek. This trail head is in Village Mills, 3.5 miles east of Highway 69. In addition to cleaning up trash in the area, volunteers will undertake a number of housekeeping tasks around the site to help revitalize both trailheads along Gore Store Road.
The clean-up will start at 10 a.m. with a short safety briefing and will end around noon. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts. Other equipment and safety equipment will be provided by park staff.
Big Thicket National Preserve is in Southeast Texas, near the city of Beaumont and 75 miles northeast of Houston. The preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 113,000 acres. The Big Thicket, often referred to as a “biological crossroads,” is a transition zone between four distinct vegetation types — the moist eastern hardwood forest, the southwestern desert, the southeastern swamp, and the central prairies. Species from all of these different vegetation types come together in the thicket, exhibiting a variety of vegetation and wildlife that has received global interest.
For general information about Big Thicket National Preserve, visit nps.gov/bith or call the preserve visitor center at 409-951-6700. Visit us on Facebook facebook.com/BigThicketNPS, Twitter twitter.com/BigThicketNPS, and Instagram instagram.com/BigThicketNPS.
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