Friday, March 20, 2009

Birders can visit Galveston Island State Park now

As of Saturday, March 21, Galveston Island State Park will be open to the public again. When Hurricane Ike struck Texas on Sept. 13, it damaged the 2,000-acre park extensively and closed the property for six months.

Birders can visit the bay side of the park between sunrise and sunset for free, but the beach side will remain closed due to debris and damaged facilities. Volunteers converted the nature center into a welcome center, which will be open on weekends between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

More details appear at the link above, and information is available by calling 409- 737-1222.

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Blogger Kyle said...

Thanks for the update, Amy! Pretty sad that I have to find this out from someone living in California, when I'm less than a two-hour drive away from Galveston, but I hadn't yet heard about the reopening. Guess I'll have to find a Saturday to pack the family up and head down to the island.

March 20, 2009 8:18 PM  
Blogger Bird Advocate said...

Thank you for the information. I live across the bay from there, but hadn't heard it was reopening.

March 23, 2009 3:20 AM  

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