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The National Butterfly Center in Mission is holding a “Reclaim the River: Beach Party on the Banks of the Rio Grande River.”

From the National Butterfly Center (3333 Butterfly Park, Mission):

“Join us for a FREE day of fun at the National Butterfly Center! We’re hosting a “beach party” on the banks of the Rio Grande River! Pack a picnic and the whole family for a variety of great activities, like Segway test drives, sand castle building with Sandyfeet, fishing, bird walks and guided hikes, a hayride, Project Wild Aquatic at our new wetland, guerrilla gardening, a native wildlife petting zoo, tug o’ war over an open mud pit and MORE! Bring your bikes and beach chairs for outdoor exploration, sunbathing, butterflying and a our blessing of the river, once a vibrant recreational area that will soon be cut off behind the Border Wall. Families interested in camping out the night before are also invited to sleep over under the stars with our staff, and experience the beauty and tranquility of this wild and wonderful place as few others have. This event will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the March to Save Mission. We will have food vendors and add participants as we receive their commitments.”