Dedication of Palmer Bayou Boardwalk

LIBERTY, March 12, 2016 - Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Liberty cordially invites everyone to attend the March 17, 2016 dedication and ribbon cutting of the new Palmer Bayou Boardwalk, located on the Knobby Knees Trail of Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. The dedication will take place at the City of Liberty Municipal Park at the end of Cook Street in Liberty, TX, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Dignitaries expected to attend the event include Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Secretary Jewell and President Trumka will acknowledge the importance of volunteers and partnerships in strengthening conservation efforts and preserving public lands.

The Palmer Bayou Boardwalk is part of the “From Crosswalks to Boardwalks” project, a partnership effort that aims to connect people with the refuge and nature. The boardwalk was funded by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Liberty Community Development Corporation, and the Friends of Trinity River Refuge. It was built by the AFL-CIO Union Sportsmen’s Alliance with help from many volunteer organizations including the Liberty Independent School District, the Houston Student Conservation Association, Boy Scouts of America, and the American Hiking Society. The boardwalk will make it easier for visitors to access more than 10 miles of hiking trails on the refuge while also providing a living classroom for school field trips.

Please join us for this memorable event in which we will celebrate volunteers and their efforts in partnerships and conservation. If you have any questions please call 936/336-9786.

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