2018 Wildlife Viewing Site Enhancement Volunteer Weekend

  • 01/26/2018
  • 12:00
  • 01/28/2018
  • 12:00
  • Big Bend Ranch State Park Sauceda Headquarters


  • Compadres del Rancho Grande, the Friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park annual supporter discounted registration includes meals & Bunkhouse lodging. Code required. Please contact info@parkfriends.org if you do not have it or the provided code does not work.
  • Help construct Papalote Escondido Wildlife Watering & Viewing Feature. Registration includes Bunkhouse lodging + all meals Friday Dinner through Sunday Lunch. No code required.
  • TPWD Staff & CDRG Internal Use Only

Volunteer: All meals
Registration is closed

Help transform Big Bend Ranch State Park's newest Wildlife Watering & Viewing Feature! Secure your place! Register by January 15, 2018 ... Scroll down for important details!

Workflow: The plan is to arrive Friday in time for dinner at the Bunkhouse. We will start work by 9 am Saturday & Sunday. TPWD has approved the installation of viewing blinds, natural perching features, and a solar-powered watering source that will draw birds, insects, pollinators and other wildlife. There will be time for side hikes & amusements. If you have special skills, interests, tools or questions, contact Leslie Hopper  hopper@parkfriends.org.

Weather: Low in the mid 30’s, high in the 60’s. Can be colder or warmer. Might rain, might not. Could be windy. Could be calm. Be prepared!

Recommended Apparel & Equipment: Required Equipment: Personal hydration  device (pack, bottle, cup), hat, sunglasses. Please plan to drink plenty of water during the weekend to avoid dehydration. Recommended Equipment: Recommended you bring your own gloves. A sample packing list will be provided @ 10 days in advance of the weekend. 

Transportation: Ride share if possible. Big Bend Ranch State park Sauceda Headquarters access road is accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle, however high clearance and 4-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended. Be sure you have a spare and know how to use it. Fill your fuel tank in Presidio prior to entering the park. Carry water. 

Park Maps: Big Bend Ranch State Park Info & Map

Lodging & Camping:  Volunteers will stay in the Sauceda Bunkhouse or may camp in the park nearby. Bunkhouse lodging is included in registration fee. Campground sites in Big Bend Ranch State Park can be reserved through TPWD:  https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/park_reservations/ 

Meals & Snacks: Dinner Friday through Lunch Sunday + snacks will be provided for a nominal fee. Bunkhouse accommodations are provided with registration fee. Let us know if you prefer to camp. If you have a special dietary need discuss it with Leslie. We'll try to work with you, but you might need to do your own meals. Cooking facilities will be available.  


View of the site looking South from a short distance hike up the arroyo from the parking area.

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