TPWD Celebrates 100th Birthday
By Jim Domke, North Central Chapter
A hundred years ago in 1923 the first state park in Texas was created in Moody, Texas, with land donated by Governor Pat Neff. Mother Neff State Park covers three ecosystems and is home to native plants.
Entry to a park is FREE on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Visit TPWD site to learn more.
The TPWD is hosting official 100-Year celebration events all year. Each state park is celebrating on a different day. Visit this site for a list of 100-year celebration events.
If you enjoy visiting parks you obviously like nature, but do you realize that you can grow wildflowers at your home?
- Learn about wildflowers native to your area
- Read up on wildscaping
- Shop for seeds and plants at our chapter plant sales and NICE! Nursery Partners
Cross Timbers chapter in Weatherford has a demo pollinator garden at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Join the park’s birthday celebration on March 25th, or join Native Plant Society volunteers for a work day at the park on April 15.
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is planning a Seed Stomp in September to celebrate the centennial: Read about the Seed Stomp Event.
State parks want to make it a special day! It is a great opportunity to reach people who love nature. Visit 100 Years – Texas State Parks for more ideas
How will you celebrate this important milestone?
Chapters that are planning events to celebrate TPWD’s 100th birthday are encouraged to send event information to email@example.com so that the state can help promote the event.