Texas Parks & Wildlife to Dedicate Texas Paddling Trail at Neches River Rally, September 6, 2014

Carter Smith, Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) will designate the Cook's Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail as the newest TPWD Paddling Trail in Texas. The dedication will take place September 6th, during the Big Thicket Association's 1st Neches River Rally. The Texas Paddling Trail dedication is open to the public. The Cook's Lake to Scatterman Texas Paddling Trail is supported by Big Thicket National Preserve, Big Thicket Association, Beaumont CVB, and Lower Neches Valley River Authority as Community Partners.

The Neches River Rally is a canoe and kayak rally that will take paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas. The Cooks Lake to Scatterman trail features the famous Madonna Tree with a paddle through a cypress-tupelo forest in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Entry fees for the rally will include a hamburger lunch, official event T-shirt, participant's packet, and local entertainment.

For more information about the paddling trail dedication or to register for the Neches River Rally, visit www.bigthicket.org, or call (409) 790-5399.

This family friendly event coincides with the Big Thicket Association's 50th Anniversary. The Neches River Rally appreciates the generous support of its sponsors: Lower Neches Valley Authority, JK Subaru, Port of Beaumont, TOTAL, MeadWestvaco, YMBL, Five Point Credit Union, Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, Big Thicket Outfitter, and Eastex Automotive. Entry fees and sponsorships will help support the BTA's mission of promoting conservation, environmental education classes, and scientific research in the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Event Information:

September 6th - 11:00 a.m.
LNVA Saltwater Barrier Boat Ramp
6790 Bigner Road
Beaumont, Texas