+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  TPWD News Release 20070226c                                            |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  This page contains only plain text, no HTML formatting codes.          |
|  It is not designed for display in a browser but for copying            |
|  and editing in whatever software you use to lay out pages.             |
|  To copy the text into an editing program:                              |
|    --Display this page in your browser.                                 |
|    --Select all.                                                        |
|    --Copy.                                                              |
|    --Paste in a document in your editing program.                       |
|  If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send            |
|  an e-mail to webtech@tpwd.state.tx.us and mention Plain Text Pages.    |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

[ Note: This item is more than seven years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references. ]
[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ] [RMM]
[ Additional Contacts: Rob McCorkle, (830) 866-3533, robert.mccorkle@tpwd.texas.gov; Rod Trevizo, (432) 424-3327, rod.trevizo@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Feb. 26, 2007
Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center Announces Longer Operating Hours for Spring Break
LAJITAS, Texas -- Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center, which serves as the eastern entrance to Big Bend Ranch State Park, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from March 13 through March 22.
"Spring break is one of the busiest seasons for travel to the Big Bend region," said Rod Trevizo, the center's superintendent. "We would like to invite everyone to come out for Spring Break and enjoy the state parks in the Big Bend."
Trevizo said the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center serves as an introduction to the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert and border region. The 99-acre facility tells the story of 600-million years of geological history, as well as the Big Bend's biological and cultural diversity, through compelling, bilingual interpretive exhibits, photographs and a topographic map of the region.
Visitors can pick up maps, receive information about camping, kayaking and hiking, learn about Big Bend Ranch State Park and Fort Leaton State Historic Site in Presidio and discover other interesting things to see and do within a 100-mile radius. A botanical garden behind the center serves as a living exhibit of Chihuahuan Desert flora.
The center is located on State Highway 70, one mile east of Lajitas in Brewster County. For more information, contact the park at (432) 424-3327.
-30-