Winnie Burkett, Biologist and Houston Audobon Society stalwart.

April 21st, Tuesday, 3PM at the High Island Rookery in High Island.

Join the BPCF to discover the wonder of our peninsula’s bird habitat, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.  Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at Swede’s Real Estate, the Chamber of Commerce, or at the site the day of the event.  For more information contact Charlotte Stirling at 409-673-0536.

Suggestions – Bring binoculars, camera, bird book (if you want), hat or visor, bug spray, comfortable shoes and wear neutral clothing.


May 16th, Saturday 11:00 am – 4pm  Arts and Crafts Show

Steve’s Landing Restaurant

1290 Bay Vue Dr,. Crystal Beach, Tx.

No resale, only handmade art and goods, $20 vendor fee
Contact Ange Scheibel 409-363-2107 or Alice Hurlbert 409-351-1399 for more info. Mail check to BPCF PO Box 314, Port Bolivar, TX 77650. include with payment: contact name, name of business, brief description of product, phone, email & snailmail address.



Additional events for next year are on the Lecture Page.  Mark your calendars!




International Oleander Society is very happy and excited to propagate a new Oleander to be named for Jane Long. The first plants of the new Jane Long Oleander will be available at the Galveston Home & Garden Show ,2015. The International Oleander Society will sell them at their Oleander Festival in May, 2015. They should also be ready for sale at the Crab Festival in May, 2015.


December 18, 2012: The new signs designating Hwy 87 as JANE LONG MEMORIAL HIGHWAY were dedicated and unvailed at 1:30PM. There is one sign by the Memorial and another sign close to Hwy 124 and Hwy 87.


Dedication of the Jane Long Memorial, a brand new Gateway project, was held on October 13, 2012 the opening day of the Jane Long Festival at 10AM. The memorial will consist of a monument, historical markers and three flagpoles flying the U.S. Flag, Texas Flag and the wonderful Jane Long Flag. The pavilion-like area at the entrance to Fort Travis, right off Hwy. 87 will include benches and pavers. The Galveston County Road & Bridge Dept. is working on the Memorial at this time.


Read about Samson Energy’s generous donation to the Jane Long Memorial at

The Galveston Commissioners Court has designated Hwy 87 as “Jane Long Highway“.  Several Jane Long Society members were in attendance.




After discovering that there was no recognition of Jane Long at the Capital of Texas in Austin, Texas, members of the Jane Long Society commissioned an artist to copy the only known portrait of Jane Long at the Fort Bend County museum. In April of 2011, the portrait was hung in the Library at the Capital in Austin, Texas. The plaque reads “Jane Long Mother of Texas  Donated by the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation and the Jane Long Society”. Article about portrait.  Article about trip.  Please visit the library the next time you are in Austin.