How To Help

Attend a Book Signing and Purchase a Copy of Texas' Big Bend Mike Marvins’ beautiful photography book Texas’ Big Bend has resulted in several museum exhibits of Marvin’s photos and special appearances at book festivals.  The Friends are a beneficiary of the sales of this book.   Picking up a copy of this lovely piece of art benefits the park. The following is a list of places you can find Mike and his photos this year: Museum of Western Art, Kerrville:  May 15, 2010 – Labor Day, 2010 Houston Museum of Natural Science: June 19, 2010 – January 11, 2011 Way out West Texas Book Festival: July 31 – August 1, 2010 West Texas Book Festival, Abilene:  September 25, 2010 Thanks, Mike, for letting us be a part of this beautiful artistic celebration of Big Bend National Park!   Help The Park Today With E-Alerts! Send your email address to to be added to our e-alert list.  You'll be contacted when FBBNP is working on important issues and legislation for the betterment of the park.  You'll also be informed of upcoming events and how you can help the park too! Got An Eye for Great Park Photos? Have you got a great eye for taking park photos? FBBNP is currently taking donations of digital images of the park for use on our redesigned website. We would like to add a "culture" montage banner and are particularly interested in photos with rock art and other evidence of human beings in the park.  Our other subject in progress is the park's prehistoric fossils.  We may also be able to use your photos in our print newsletter, which is changing over to color format. Appropriate credit will be given for any photo used. Email Courtney if you are interested in donating your beautiful images of Big Bend National Park. Give the Gift of Membership! Looking for a special gift for a Big Bend fan?  Give them a membership in Friends of Big Bend National Park!  They'll get our newsletter, special invitations to member events, early registration for trips and all the inside information they will want about their favorite place.  Click here to purchase a gift membership.  Be sure to tell us who the gift membership is for, and their address, in the comment section! Thank you Peregrine Hill Winery!peregrine-hill-label.JPG Thank you to Peregrine Hill Winery for repeating your promotion for Friends of Big Bend National Park.  For the last two summers, Peregrine Hill wine bottles came with a special tag, which contained an entry form for a drawing.  The winners received a special bronze sculpture of a peregrine falcon titled "The Prize", from artist Bob Coffee's Big Bend Wildlife Series.  Peregrine Hill Winery donated a portion of their proceeds to Friends of Big Bend during this promotion, and the tags included information on these special, threatened birds.  Thank you Peregrine Hill Winery for your continued support of Friends of Big Bend National Park and of falcon conservation!