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Phillips 66 Donation Benefits Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Sept. 12, 2018

Media contact: Lydia Saldaña

Phillips 66 Donation Benefits Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Thanks to a donation to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) by Phillips 66, hikers at Palo Duro Canyon State Park will soon have access to water stations at trailheads through the park. A $17,000 grant will fund the installation of seven water bottle filling stations.

“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.”

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, is the second largest park in the Texas State Park system at approximately 28,000 acres, and is home to the second largest canyon in the United States. One of the most visited parks in Texas, more than 350,000 guests visit annually to enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking, birding and geocaching. The new water stations will help prevent heat-related illness and injury.

Along with the Palo Duro project, Phillips 66 has also provided an additional $258,000 for park enhancements at Sea Rim State Park near Beaumont, Brazos Bend State Park near Houston, 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.