Big Thicket Association

Programs and Projects

Neches River Adventures

The Big Thicket Association operates the "Ivory Bill", a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

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Thicket of Diversity

The Thicket of Diversity project is dedicated to biological field research in the Big Thicket National Preserve, coordinating activities of field biologists doing species inventory and research projects.

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2019 Neches River Rally

The 2019 Neches River Rally has been scheduled for Saturday September 7th. Make your plans and reservations now!


55th Anniversary of the Big Thicket Association

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