MARK THE (NEW!) DATE!
The Texans for State Parks annual conference has been rescheduled for March 3 & 4 at McKinney Falls State Park.
McKinney Falls is recovering from the recent storm, and we are rescheduling our meeting for March 3 & 4. The location is the same, and we will have the same great lineup of speakers including State Parks Director Rodney Franklin – so plan to come to Austin for a great learning and networking event.
The March conference, hosted by the Friends of McKinney Falls State Park volunteer group, will begin Friday evening at the Park Dining Hall. Registration will begin at 5 pm, followed by welcome and a light meal at 6 pm. Presentations will begin at 7:00 pm when members have the opportunity to show off their work in their parks. There will also be space for vendors who have items of interest for members, and for members to display information and sale items from their parks.
Saturday we will begin at 8 am with early registration, welcome and breakfast. The keynote speaker will be State Parks Director Rodney Franklin addressing The Current State of Texas State Parks and Future Plans. Other program topics include an update on the State Parks 100 Year Celebration events, how we can be involved, and informative programs for partner groups.
The afternoon highlight will be the presentation of awards for Outstanding Park Superintendents, staff members, volunteers and partner groups from across the state. And, just for fun, we will have a Silent Auction so bring your contributions and shop for new treasures!
We look forward to seeing you there!