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Big Thicket holds March 'Flash Mob Clean Up'

Volunteers are welcome to join the park staff on Saturday, March 21 for the monthly Flash Mob Clean Up.
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KOUNTZE, Texas — The Big Thicket National Preserve is gathering for their monthly clean up in efforts to help the preserve with maintenance needs.

Volunteers are welcome to join the park staff on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon for the monthly Flash Mob Clean Up.

The March clean up will take place at the highway 96-day use area. The location is between Lumberton and Silsbee near the Village Creek launch.

Volunteers are required to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved shirts, according to a Big Thicket news release. Other equipment and safety tools will be provided by park staff.

Big Thicket National Preserve full news release..

Volunteers and park staff will gather on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 for the monthly Flash Mob Clean Up. This month’s cleanup will take place at the Highway 96-day use area between Lumberton and Silsbee, near the Village Creek boat launch.

The clean-up will start at 10 am with a short safety briefing and will end at noon. Volunteers are required to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved shirts. Other equipment and safety tools will be provided by park staff. 

The term “flash-mob” describes a large gathering where people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse. The preserve’s monthly Flash-Mob clean-up is a short volunteer event for the public to participate in and help the preserve address on-going litter clean up and maintenance needs. If you would like to learn more about the event or about volunteering in general, please call Megan Urban, Volunteer Program Manager at 409-951-6725.

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