Big Bend Conservancy is delighted to provide the following events:

September 27-28, 2018 - 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act
Join us for a weekend of free events as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.  The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River has three canyons and runs for 196 miles along the Mexican border.  This rural area of the country has beautiful birding and is best accessed by canoe or raft.  Celebrations will include demonstrations from Sul Ross professors and students that work on the health of the river, a 50th Anniversary party and free rangers talks and tours.   Contact for more details.

September 27, 3PM:  Water Restoration Efforts
Dugout Wells - Join park staff to learn more about habitat work being done at Dugout Wells to conserve water and restore the flow of the springs

September 28, 3PM:  Saving the River
Rio Grande Village Visitors Center - Join Dr. Kevin Urbancyzk of Sul Ross State University to learn about protecting the health of the river, see a demo of LiDAR and other equipment used.

September 28, 3:45PM:  Saving the River
Rio Grande Village Visitors Center - Join Dr. Chris Ritzi of Sul Ross State University to learn how this biologist is combating invasive species

September 28, 4:30PM:  The World of Birds
Rio Grande Village Visitors Center - Learn about the park's efforts to ensure the return of Black Hawks every year with Chief of Science Dave Larsen

September 28, 5PM:  The World of Birds
Rio Grande Village Visitors Center - Join park rangers for a short birding walk and learn about the ecology of the area's wetlands and how the park and the Conservancy joined efforts in the restoration of the area

September 28, 5:30PM:  Celebration Time
Rio Grande Village Visitors Center - Join us for the official celebration of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act with giveaways, kids goodies, free cookie cake and more until supplies run out

September 28, 8:30PM:  The Skies of Big Bend
Panther Junction Parking Lot - Bring a flashlight, lawn chair and jacket to view Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons and more through telescopes set up by NPS Ranger Tracey Coe and a team of local astronomers.


To learn more about nationwide celebrations of the act see this website.



November 13, 2018 at 6:00PM:  Brews for Big Bend
Join us for another Brews for Big Bend at Saint Arnold Brewing Company.  Houston area Big Bend fans, this is your chance to meet and greet with other West Texas enthusiasts.  For those attending, we invite YOU to submit your photos of the Park.  Selected images will be shown onscreen at the event.  Ticket purchasers can submit their photos of the Park to for consideration.

Click here to register for the event today.
We thank everyone who purchased tickets for the event, and look forward to seeing you there. 
There will be no tickets sold onsite, there are limited tickets available.


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