• Photo by Liz McDaniel
    Boy Scout Troop 258 of Corsicana with trash pile at Navasota River Clean Up.
  • Photo by Liz McDaniel
  • Photo by Liz McDaniel
  • Photo by Liz McDaniel
  • Photo by Liz McDaniel

Navasota River Cleanup A Great Success!

By Liz McDaniel, Special to The Groesbeck Journal

The Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site partnered with Fort Parker State Park to participate in the National Public Lands Day (NPLD) annual event on Saturday, September 30. Since 1994, NPLD has been held as the nation’s largest, single-day event for public lands.  NPLD joins together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore America’s Public Lands.


Volunteers participated to help clean up the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail on the Navasota River. The Paddling Trail is a five-mile stretch of river between the Confederate Reunion Grounds and Fort Parker State Park that also includes the 780-acre Fort Parker Lake. The cleanup included the waterway, riverbanks, and lake shoreline. 


A group of approximately 30 people arrived early Saturday morning to work on the cleanup event. Boys and parents from Boy Scout Troop 258 from Corsicana and Scout Troop 70 from Mexia were among the participants.  Other volunteers included residents from Fort Parker State Park and local residents of Limestone County. 

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