Archive for May 7th, 2012

Mother’s Day in State Parks

Monday, May 7th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

A card and breakfast in bed is a nice way to show mom your appreciation on Mother’s Day; but what about changing things up this year?

07—We would love for folks to take their mom out to a healthier and happier kind of mother’s day and have a picnic at a state park.

Glenda Beasley is marketing manager at Parks and Wildlife. She says with more than ninety Texas State Parks, there’s one close to you and with plenty of recreational opportunities for every family member.

11—You can go on a hike…There’s wildlife nature viewing. Some parks have boats that you can rent. There’s obviously picnicking. We’re even going to have some special recipes online [that you can cook up at the park].

Those recipes are courtesy of the Texas Beef Council. It doesn’t get much better than a hearty, healthy picnic lunch, surrounded by nature’s beauty. And when you take mom to a state park park, you aren’t just doing something nice for her—you’re also doing something nice for parks, which were badly hurt last year due to extreme weather.

18—Approximately half of the fees that are paid through visitation are what funds state parks. And so, we’re still trying to recover from the recent drought and weather issues that we had. It’s a beautiful time to be at a state park, and this [increased park visitation] is really helpful for us to recover from those issues that we’ve had.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.