Friends of Big Bend is pleased to announce that the Friends and Big Bend National Park have been selected to receive a Centennial Challenge grant for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit. The $300,000 grant will be applied to the construction of the exhibit. We will break ground on this unique and much-needed project this fall.
Thanks to over 350 individuals, companies and foundations who have made gifts to the project. This project has had great support from across Texas and beyond.
To see an overview of the Centennial Challenge program and a full listing of parks who received grants, click the link below.
Are you one of the hundreds of Texans with a Friends of Big Bend National Park license plate? If so, you can now renew your plate online, at www.texasonline.com or at your local county offices. While these new changes will make renewing your plates easier than ever, it also means that the state is no longer forwarding the name and address of FBBNP license plate holders to our office. When you renew, please let us know with a phone call to 432-477-2242 or email, so that we can keep you on our newsletter and events list. And THANK YOU for helping and promoting Big Bend National Park!
Trull Foundation awards grant to FBBNP:
The Trull Foundation has awarded the Friends a grant for the Rio Grande Village Wetlands Restoration project. This $6500 grant will go toward rehabilitating the area to it's pre-agricultural state, providing birds with nesting habitat and a buffer zone for the federally endangered mosquitofish. Our thanks to the Trull Foundation for their support of this project!