But Cameron County is also home to many other national treasures and significant natural and cultural attractions, including the Palo Alto National Battlefield Historic Park, the South Texas Refuge Complex and the South Padre Island National Seashore.

Our Vision

To help boost the County’s nature-based economy, the County turned to The Conservation Fund to develop a Green Infrastructure Vision that will support the enhancement of ecotourism and economic vitality in the Lower Rio Grande Valley through a coordinated strategy to support investments in natural and cultural resource protection and tourism infrastructure. The Vision Map provides a framework that reflects local priorities to help bolster Cameron County’s nature-based economy and promote the County as a premier ecotourism destination.


Why This Project Matters      

The Fund and its local partners continue to help implement the Green Infrastructure Vision through additions to the existing 90,000+ acre network of protected lands and support for implementation of the Cameron County Active Plan. We hope to expand this Vision to the entire Lower Rio Grande Valley.