Winter Texan Appreciation Day Was A Huge Success!
by Christine Donald
published March 2017
Saturday, February 18th was a busy day
at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
(SANWR) in Alamo, Texas. The occassion
was our Annual Winter Texan
Appreciation Day and over 800 folks
attended making it one of our most successful
Every year, on the 3rd Saturday in February,
SANWR says "Thank You" to all
of our Winter Texan supporters by hosting
this special event.
Refuge visitors had a fun day enjoying
the bird walks, nature walks, tram tours,
and an exhibit table with furs.
Appetites were satisfied with sweet
breads in the morning along with sandwiches,
popcorn, cakes, crackers and
cheese, sausage, fruit and vegetable
trays, coffee, and tea throughout the day.
This special day of fun is our way of
showing our appreciation for those Winter
Texans who donate their time by
volunteering their time and energy at
parks like Santa Ana National Wildlife
Refuge. These volunteers are a critical
part of helping the refuge run smoothly
during peak season. We are also appreciative
of those who support the refuge by participating in the monthly activities
like tram tours from November-April,
daily bird walks from January-March,
nature tours, special talks, van tours,
special events, and more.
Despite the fact that we lost power at
the refuge on this busy day, everyone
had a great time enjoying the events,
tours, exhibits and treats. Thank goodness
We look forward to next year's event
on February 17, 2018 and hope to see all
of you again. Remember to bring your