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Big Thicket Canoe Cleanup

September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Below is information on a service opportunity to help the Big Thicket and have some fun paddling, too!

The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust has scheduled a one-mile canoe cleanup of trash along the banks of Pine Island Bayou for Saturday, September 21.    Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalist volunteers who want to participate in this, coordinate directly with them. Your hours, including travel, will count as service time and should be logged under Big Thicket Volunteer.

The Big Thicket was fortunate to receive a NEEF grant that funded cleanup of 7.5 miles of bayou through the Preserve for restoration and resilience following Harvey.  A contractor has removed trash and debris from all but one mile of the Bayou; the segment from the Hwy 69/96 bridge to the Cooks Lake Day Use Area.

Volunteers will meet at the new Hwy 69/96, Cooks Lake Exit boat ramp on Pine Island Bayou at 8:30 on September 21. Canoes, paddles, tools, trash receptacles and water will be provided.  The cleanup will end at the Big Thicket National Preserve Cooks Lake Day Use Area.  You will be ferried back to your vehicles.

If you would like to participate or have questions, please call or email Ellen Buchanan at 409 382-5102 or

It will be fun to paddle the beautiful Bayou through the Preserve. Thank you for your consideration and help in restoring Pine Island Bayou. Please invite friends.


September 21, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm