Mon, Jan 16|
Big Thicket National Preserve
Plant Longleaf Pines at Big Thicket National Preserve
Monday, Feb 16, 2022
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Big Thicket National Preserve, FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
About the Event
Join us Monday, January 16, from 9 am – 12 pm in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to plant trees and baby grass shoots with the National Park Service at Big Thicket National Preserve. We’ll enjoy a day in the woods planting longleaf pine saplings and native grasses to restore the forest for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and support the forest biodiversity and habitats of Big Sandy Creek. Our work will also mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration. Scientific American stated, “The most important technology to fight climate change isn’t a technology at all; it’s reforestation.”
TCA helped establish Big Thicket National Preserve, America’s first National Preserve, in 1974, which now protects 113,000 acres of wilderness. The Big Thicket is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world, home to 89 tree species, carnivorous plants, 60 mammal species, 300 species of birds, and many reptiles and amphibians.
A BIG thank you to the following organizations!
•Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve
•Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust
•Big Thicket Association
•National Parks Conservation Association
•National Park Service
Informational packets will be sent out to all registered volunteers prior to the event that will give planting locations and the most updated logistical information.
RSVP will be directed to volunteer.gov
Click here to view the event flyer.