Donate to Saving Camp Lula Sams

The Save Camp Lula Sams Capital Campaign still needs approximately $500,000 to insure the purchase of the property, establish a conservation easement, and protect the rare forest in perpetuity.

But time is of the essence as there is a one-year window remaining to raise the money and protect the property for generations to come.

We appreciate your support.

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Located at the southernost tip of Texas, in Brownsville, Camp Lula Sams serves as a venue for learning about our environment for thousands of children and adults.  Built and gifted by the Earl C. Sams Foundation in 1953, the 85.7 acre tract served as a Girl Scout camp until the late ninties. At that time it was purchased by a group of environmenal enthusiasts hoping to protect it from fragmentation. Since then it has served as an ecological laboratory for use by colleges, photographers, school children, birdwatchers, boy scouts,  girl scouts and wildlife enthusiasts. Several threatened and protected species call Camp Lula Sams home. Mexican Treefrogs, groove-billed anis and Texas tortoises are easily seen. A capital campaign is underway to protect the tract in perpetuity. Join in and help save this precious south Texas treasure.

Less than 3% of Tamaulipan thorn scrub forest remains in south Texas and the Lula Sams tract makes up a large remaining pocket. It serves as habitat for bobcats, mexican treefrogs, weasels, badgers and others. The property hosts rare plants like David’s Milkberry, and Potato Tree.  The property serves as a seed source for adjoining lands recently purchased by United States Fish and Wildlife and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Together nearly 400 acres are joined as a wildlife corridor that enables rare animals to travel long distances protected.

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