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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ]
March 14, 2017
Wyler Aerial Tramway Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary of Reopening
EL PASO - Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park is celebrating its 16 year anniversary since its reopening and the public is invited to join the festivities Saturday, March 18, noon to 4 p.m.
Park visitors will be able to partake in interpretive tours, win door prizes, visit several educational exhibits and local food vendors, and enjoy live entertainment. The event is free and tramway rides are $8 for adults and $4 for children.
The Wyler Aerial Tramway first opened to the public in 1960 as El Paso Aerial Tramway. Fifteen years later it was established as a Texas State Park and reopened in 2001 as Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park. The park features gondola rides, hiking trails and a 360-degree panoramic view of some 7,000 square miles covering two countries and three states.
Parking for the event will be at Bien Vivir Senior Services, 2300 McKinley Ave., El Paso. Roundtrip shuttle services will transport visitors to and from the parking area.
Regular park hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the site, contact Wyler Aerial Tramway at 915-562-9899.
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March 14, 2017
Birds of Prey Come to Lake Livingston State Park
LIVINGSTON-- Lake Livingston State Park has partnered with EarthQuest to offer a one-of-a-kind Birds of Prey program April 1.
An experienced falconer will give two presentations on these magnificent and amazing birds throughout the day. During each presentation, the falconer will showcase several different birds of prey and the adaptations that enable these birds to be masters of the sky. The birds may even take to the sky to show off their skills of flight and demonstrate how they spot and catch their prey.
The first presentation begins at 10 a.m. and second will be at 3 p.m.
Falconers and rangers will be on hand for photos, to answer questions and share information on the birds. EarthQuest is providing the park visitors this experience at no cost to the park and will be accepting donations to further their mission of education, and to provide for the rescue and care of birds of prey.
EarthQuest is a nonprofit environmental education organization, dedicated to the education of the public as to their impact on the natural world.
Regular park entrance fees of $5 per adult will apply for admission into the park. Children 12 and under are always free.
For more information on this and other programs at Lake Livingston State Park visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.
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