Nature Preserve Celebrates Official Opening
A large crowd turned out Friday to celebrate the official opening of the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center located at 2446 N. Oso Parkway. The area consists of 162 acres of coastal wetland ecosystem with more than four miles of nature trails with scenic overlooks. There is also a learning center with teaching space and education exhibits. The preserve has activities for all ages that emphasis nature, science, environmental awareness and enjoyment of the great outdoors.
The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center is 162 acres of coastal wetland ecosystem with over four miles of nature trails with scenic overlooks as well as a learning center with teaching space and education exhibits, along with a playground and pond. The purpose of the preserve is to learn about the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations to enjoy and about the ecosystem it supports, like the wildlife which call it their home.
Project partners include the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Trust for Public Land, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, Harte Research Institute, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Department, CITGO, and Hogan Homes.