ANAHUAC, October 5, 2016 – Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) and Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District (CLCND) will host a grand opening for the new Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve from 10am – 11:30pm on Friday, Oct. 7th.
The Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve consists of 514 acres of protected wetland, prairie and forested habitats including natural surface hiking trails, elevated wildlife viewing platforms, and a canoe and kayak launch site. It is located south of I-10 off of FM 563 in Chambers County and will be officially open to the public on Saturday, October 8.
Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve was acquired by CLCND in 2012. GBF holds a conservation easement on the property which will ensure the property remains undeveloped. A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and a conservation organization that permanently restricts future land uses.
The opening on the Friday, October, 7th will consist of speakers from 10 – 10:30am and a property tour/lunch from 10:30-11:30am.
Here is a link to the property location: https://goo.gl/maps/osxHUCaC4as
If you plan on attending, please respond to this email with your RSVP.