I went to Big Bend six times in the late 70's-early 80's. Sitting on the South Rim or on the Rio looking into Mexico made me want to go deeper. The next six years went throughout Mexico 15 times. That made me want to see more of the world, so I spent the next 20 years in the Navy seeing the world. Now I want to go back to Big Bend and overlook the Lower Chisos once again (and take some better quality photos this time!) ... See MoreSee Less
Join us for National Public Lands Day, and opportunity to volunteer in the park.
National Public Lands Day 2011ScheduleFriday, September 23
5PM-7PM: Registration (Chisos Mountain Lodge Patio)
7PM: Root beer float party (Chisos Mountain Lodge Patio)
Saturday, September 24
7:00AM-7:45AM: Registration and Breakfast (Panther Junction Patio)
8:00AM-8:30: Welcome and instructions from Natasha Moore/NPS Staff
8:30-12:30: Volunteer projects (Panther Junction Visitors Center cleaning, mulch spreading at Tornillo Creek, cleanup around Fossil Bone exhibit site)
(There will be different groups doing different projects)
12:30-1:30: Buffet Lunch (Panther Junction Community Room)
1:30PM-2PM: Wetlands Restoration presentation
2PM-On: Explore the park on your own!!
Thanks to our repeat sponsors - Bill Miller BBQ, Forever Resorts and Saint Arnold RootBeer