From the Chihuahuan Desert and high plains of Big Bend National Park, across broad swaths of prairie and plateau, to Big Thicket National Preserve tucked deep in the Pineywoods, and on to the popular Padre Island National Seashore, this region’s national parks awe visitors with their diversity. There's history here, too. Pick through a flint quarry, remember the Spanish missions, learn the secrets of Pleistocene mammoths, and visit a President's ranch - all in one weekend. NPCA’s Texas Regional Office works throughout the states of Texas and Oklahoma to educate, empower, and engage people in support of this region’s present and future parks.

The Texas team strives to engage new and diverse advocates in the protection of the region’s parks. They prioritize connecting people to parks through a variety of hands-on activities, including volunteer events and civic advocacy lessons, as well as through their Centennial campaign, which celebrates NPS’ birthday in 2016. They also work with various organizations and at all levels of government – from local to international – on a variety of park-protecting initiatives, such as their coalition work to establish Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area, a new park that would span nearly 250,000 acres along 140 miles of the Texas Gulf Coast. Their partnerships and persistence has enabled the Texas office to achieve great victories, including the 2015 establishment of Waco Mammoth and the designation of San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage site. Another notable success for the Texas office includes safeguarding Fort Davis National Historic Site’s threatened viewshed.

Looking ahead, the Texas team will continue their on-the-ground programs and coalition work, as well as remain passionate about connecting with the next generation to build a larger base of national park supporters within the region. As always, this team will encourage everyone to “Find Your Voice, Y’all,” for our national parks.

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