It’s becoming a tradition – for the fourth year in a row, April is Texas State Parks Month at Whole Earth Provision Co. Throughout the month you’ll be able to make donations at the cash register to help support our Texas State Parks. Donations are gratefully accepted in any amount, but when you donate $20 or more you’ll receive a $5 Texas State Park gift card redeemable for Park entrance fees and merchandise at State Park stores throughout Texas. Make a $50 or more donation and you’ll receive the Gift Card and a special limited edition Whole Earth branded Buff! The donations are used to help with day-to-day operational expenses at more than 90 State Parks and include enhancing visitor programs and maintaining Park facilities.
When you visit your favorite Whole Earth store, don’t forget to pick up a free copy of the Texas State Park Guide. It offers a wealth of information about Parks all around Texas. Few states can boast of the range of landscapes, historical sites and outdoor activities available in our State Parks. So whether you’re looking for a daytrip destination or for an extended stay, the Park Guide is filled with great ideas for your next adventure.
On Sunday, April 26th from 2 to 4 pm, Park Rangers will be on hand in all Whole Earth stores to answer your questions. If, in the meantime, you’re looking for suggestions about Parks close to home, check out your city’s location page on our website. It includes a list of State Parks close by.
Another way to support Texas State Parks is to purchase tickets to the Banff World Tour and Radical Reels film festivals. World Tour will be shown in Austin at the Paramount Theater on Sunday April 19th. Radical Reels will be shown in Austin at the Paramount on Saturday April 18th. World Tour and Radical Reels present some of the best outdoor adventure and high adrenaline sports films from the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Alberta. The proceeds from these shows will also be directed to Texas State Parks.
Last year, Whole Earth raised more than $26,000, combining in-store customer donations and ticket sale proceeds. We hope you will join us in supporting our Texas State Parks once again and help us beat last year’s total with a donation and a visit to see Radical Reels and Banff World Tour films. Last of all, one of the best ways to support our Parks, is to visit them!