Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ready for your visit.....Free Fee Week in National Parks, April 16-24

A note about support for Fort Davis wildfire relief:  From Marfa Public Radio--
Individuals wanting to assist those devastated by the wildfires may send donations to the Permian Basin Area Foundation Emergency Relief Fund and to the Jeff Davis County Relief Fund.

Permian Basin Area Foundation Emergency Relief Fund
200 N. Loraine, Suite 500
Midland, TX 79701

Jeff Davis County Relief Fund
c/o Permian Basin Area Foundation
200 N. Loraine, Suite 500
Midland, TX 79701

Guy McCrary, CEO of Permian Basin Area Foundation,  said, “The Foundation maintains the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund that allows emergency grants to be made to agencies that are equipped to manage critical relief services.  This ensures that the monies are used in a manner that best meets the needs of those affected.”

ALSO via Fort Davis State Bank
Jeff Davis County Relief Fund
P.O. Box 1809
Fort Davis TX 79734

Account #321028 (needs to be included)

Plans are also underway for a benefit concert in the region...we'll update you as information is available! 
El Capitan at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Mule Ears at Big Bend National Park

 Our hearts go out to the folks of Fort Davis as they clean up from wildfires affecting their community, and they'll be ready for visitors soon. (Check yesterday's entry for a rollcall of your favorite places that survived the fire.)

However, MOST of the Texas Mountain Trail region was completely unaffected by fire, and we're ready for YOUR visit.  That includes our two spectacular national parks, Big Bend  and Guadalupe Mountains...they'll be participating in National Parks Week with no-fee entry days April 16-24!  So come on out!

We are happy to report that Fort Davis National Historic Site survived the fire, and we'll let you know when Fort Davis is again ready to receive visitors...it should be soon! 

To keep up on the fire coverage, two great resources are Marfa Public Radio, http://www.marfapublicradio.org/ and Big Bend Now, http://www.bigbendnow.com/

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