We are happy to announce that Government Canyon State Natural Area (GCSNA) has been partnered with a Texas State Park Ambassador. Jerry Sharp III has been serving as GCSNA’s Ambassador and was tasked with completing three projects in four months.
This is the first time an Ambassador has been paired up with GCSNA. The Texas State Parks Ambassador Program, which is part of Texas Park and Wildlife Department’s Community Outreach program, seeks to connect young adults with recreational, conservation and volunteer opportunities at Texas State Parks to foster a new generation of conservation-minded leaders in Texas.
Ambassador Sharp is a graduated from O’Connor High School and is currently a student at UTSA studying Public Administration and Environmental Science. He is very active within the local community and is fascinated with the local history . “I love anything that deals with water: creeks, rivers, aquifers ,” states Sharp.
Projects that Ambassador Sharp has completed during his term include the development of a neighbor newsletter that was sent out to the immediate neighbors and Home Owner Associations of GCSNA, and set up Instagram and SnapChat accounts for the State Natural Area. Sharp has also spearheaded a service project earlier this month planting thirty native trees in the large day-use parking area (where the front country trailhead is located and where the future home of the Nature Playscape and Amphitheater will be).
“My goal is to show what Government Canyon and all of Texas State Parks for that matter, have to offer!” We are very excited to have had Ambassador Sharp as part of the team!
Follow Government Canyon’s new Instagram account and tag us in all your photos you take at GCSNA! Use the hashtags: #GovernmentCanyon #TxStateParks & #BetterOutside
Interested and want to learn more about the Ambassador program? Click here!”