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Friends of Big Bend Awarded Two Grants for Visitor Orientation Film
Press Release

March, 2009

Friends of Big Bend National Park announces the receipt of two pledges for Big Bend National Park’s Visitor Orientation Film project.  The $50,000 grant from the Amon Carter Foundation and the $5,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation will go toward the creation of a visitor orientation film for Big Bend National Park.  These are two of the earliest gifts made to Friends of Big Bend National Park for the $150,000 fundraising campaign. 

“We are pleased to receive the continued support of both the Amon Carter Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation,” said Friends of Big Bend President Jack Lamkin.  “Both foundations have been strong supporters of the park’s visitor services in the past and they have continued their commitment to improve the park experience for everyone.” 

The planned orientation film will discuss visitor safety, park resources and unique values, park challenges and visitor trip planning.  The film will be used primarily at Panther Junction Visitor Center, which is the park’s main visitor center. 

Friends of Big Bend National Park is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support, promoteand raise funds for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River in partnership with the National Park Service and other supporters who value the unique qualities of this national resource along the Rio Grande. 

For more details about the activities of Friends of Big Bend National Park, log onto or visit us on Facebook. You can also call Courtney Lyons-Garcia at 512-529-1149.


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