Welcome from Friends of Big Bend National Park!

Friends of Big Bend National Park is not participating in National Public Lands Day 2014 as an organization.  For specific information about NPLD, you will need to contact Big Bend National Park staff at www.nps.gov/bibe/contacts.htm.

September 2014 Member Hikes
There will be two member hikes on September 27, 2014.  Please see the Event Registration page here for details.
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Orientation Film Wins Special Jury Award at WorldFest
Friends of Big Bend is pleased to announce that the film “Big Bend:  Life on the Edge” has won a Special Jury Award at this year’s WorldFest Houston.  The film won the Nature and Wildlife Category.  The Special Jury Awards are the highest awards for creative excellence in their respective category.  WorldFest is a large film/video festival, with more than 4,500 category entries.  Friends of Big Bend raised the funds to create and produce this film, which was debuted as the park’s first-ever orientation film last May.  Once again our thanks to the board members past and present who worked hard to raise the funds for this film, and the many donors whose contributions brought this beautiful film to life including Amon Carter Foundation, BNSF Foundation, Permian Basin Area Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation and the Brown Foundation.


Reliant Energy

Want to help Big Bend National Park and offset your carbon footprint at the same time? Reliant Energy and EarthShare of Texas have launched The Reliant EcoShareSM, a program that allows Reliant customers to support EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations and help reduce the customers’ carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets.

Here’s how it works: The Reliant EcoShareSM program gives customers the option of two pricing levels:

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  • For a flat monthly cost of $3.95, a $1 donation is made each month to EarthShare of Texas, and 500 pounds of carbon offsets are purchased.
  • Or for a flat monthly cost of $5.95, a $2 donation is made each month to EarthShare of Texas, and 1,000 pounds of carbon offsets are purchased.

Friends of Big Bend benefits, because as one of EarthShare of Texas’ participating organizations, a portion of the Reliant donation is shared with us.

Carbon offsets for the Reliant EcoShareSM program meet approved standards to ensure that they represent real, verifiable reductions in greenhouse gases.  Our thanks to Reliant for creating a program that provides benefits for the Texas environment!

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Are you on the internet every day?  If so, you can help Friends of Big Bend National Park while you are doing internet searches or internet shopping.

Friends of Big Bend National Park earns a penny every time you searched the Internet from the GoodSearch website.  GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate.  Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo and help Big Bend National Park while you do it!  Just go to www.goodsearch.com and enter Friends of Big Bend as the charity you want to support!