Welcome from Friends of Big Bend National Park!

Fossil Discovery Exhibit Friends of Big Bend 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. Fossil.Discovery.Exhibit.Logo.Full.Color Rio Grande Wetlands Restoration Friends of Big Bend National Park 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 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!