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Name Change Announcement! Friends of Big Bend National Park announces its new name: Big Bend Conservancy. Big Bend Conservancy is the principal fundraising group for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. The mission of this non-profit organization will remain unchanged - to support, promote, and raise funds for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River in partnership with the National Park Service and other supporters who value the unique qualities of these national resources along the Rio Grande. “As we celebrate twenty years of support for the National Park Service, Big Bend Conservancy is eager to move ahead with a strong focus on raising funds for park initiatives and programs. We look forward to many more years of providing the park with that measure of excellence not provided by the federal budget,” said Chris Thompson, President of the Big Bend Conservancy. Fossil Discovery Exhibit Groundbreaking Big Bend Conservancy has raised over $1.1 million for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit, the largest addition to the park's interpretive resources in decades.  We are closing in on our $1.3 million goal, and are excited that this project is well on its way to becoming a reality.  To learn more about the Fossil Discovery Exhibit, click here. Join us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on September 26th at 10AM - open to the public! Fossil.Discovery.Exhibit.Logo.Full.Color Rio Grande Wetlands Restoration Big Bend Conservancy is proud to announce a $35,000 grant for the Rio Grand Village Wetlands Restoration project from the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  This brings the Friends of Big Bend contribution to over $125,000 for this project, which focuses on restoring over 55 acres of wetlands in the Rio Grande Village area of the park.  Thanks to Tourism Cares, Meadows Foundation, Trull Foundation, Brown Foundation and the holders of the Big Bend license plate for supporting this project over the last three years.  We are making a habitat-wide difference! RGV-15-web
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: reliant new 9-13
  • 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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GoodSearch Are you on the internet every day?  If so, you can help Big Bend Conservancy while you are doing internet searches or internet shopping. Big Bend Conservancy 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 Big Bend Conservancy as the charity you want to support!