On October 13th the Annual Meeting of the Big Thicket Association will be hosted at Saratoga’s Big Thicket National Preserve’s Field Research Station, 16890 FM 770. A general business meeting will begin at 9:15. The Awards and program begin at 10. Dr. Jonathan Gerland, Director of the History Center in Diboll and Editor of the Pine Bough, will present a program on Big Thicket History, the Neches River, Lumber, Oil and Railroads.
Big Thicket National Preserve employee Louis Sheffield will be recognized with the Thomas E. Lubbert Superior Achievement Award. Dr. Larry Brown will receive the prestigious R. E. Jackson Conservation Award for his strong and continuing efforts as a plant taxonomist and educator. A tree planting dedication will honor past BTA members whose lives have contributed to the conservation of the Thicket’s unique natural resources. Dinner on the grounds will be served and a Rosier Unit Field Trip will be conducted at 1:30 for those wishing to hike in the Saratoga woods.
The Big Thicket Association, founded in 1964, has an impressive track record as one of the strongest supporters of the Big Thicket. Big Thicket Day is presented to share accomplishments with the public and as a way to invite new members to join. For information, contact BTA Executive Director Bruce Walker at email@example.com or call (936)274-1181.