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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Phillips 66 Donation Benefits Brazos Bend State Park

Sept. 12, 2018

Media contact: Lydia Saldaña

Thanks to a $100,000 donation to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) by Phillips 66, nature center exhibits at Brazos Bend State Park near Houston will be refreshed and updated, enhancing the visitor experience.

“One of the ways we support the communities where our employees live and work is through our partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation,” said Phillips 66 Philanthropy Director Claudia Kreisle. “The state park projects allow us to achieve our goal of supporting initiatives that protect, beautify and promote our natural environment for the benefit of children and community residents.”

Brazos Bend State Park in Fort Bend County is situated at the crossroads of three ecosystems, producing one of the most diverse plant and animal communities accessible to the state park visitors. Over 200,000 people visit annually to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, camping, nature watching and the park’s Nature Center, which houses educational exhibits on the park’s ecosystems and the wildlife that thrives there. The Phillips 66 grant will enable state park staff to update the Nature Center’s exhibits with modern displays and interactive panels.

Along with the Brazos Bend State Park project, Phillips 66 has also provided an additional $175,000 for park enhancements at Sea Rim State park near Beaumont, Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, and Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon state parks near Corpus Christi.

“Texas is fortunate to have such generous corporate citizens,” said TPWF Executive Director Anne Brown. “Thanks to this donation by Phillips 66, park visitors across the state will have more reasons to enjoy and visit Texas State Parks.”

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Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has leveraged public funds with private philanthropy to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat, recreational areas, and natural resources. Since its inception, TPWF has raised more than $170 million to help ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas.