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The Big Thicket Association held its annual general membership meeting on Saturday, October 12 at Colliers Ferry Park in Beaumont. Rodney Franklin, Texas State Parks Division Director of Texas Parks & Wildlife was the the keynote speaker. His topic was: "Texas State Parks: The Trail Ahead". It was a most interesting and informing presentation. Thank you Rodney! BTA also awarded the "Thomas…

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Maxine Johnston, longtime leader of the Big Thicket Association and conservation efforts in East Texas, has recieved the Terry Hershey Women in Conservation Award for 2018, to recognize her critical roles in establishing the Big Thicket National Preserve and for maintaning community enthusiasm over the decades since the 1960s. In the linked video Maxine is seen participating in a field program to…

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