This past summer, Pannier Graphics worked with the Galveston Bay Foundation to design and manufacture signage for their Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve, just east of Houston, Texas.
The Turtle Bay Nature Preserve consists of 514 acres of protected wetland, prairie and forested habitats along Turtle Bayou and Lake Anahuac. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, viewing wildlife at one of three wildlife view platforms or kayaking on Turtle Bayou. The Preserve is owned by Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District, and Galveston Bay Foundation holds a conservation easement on the property to protect the land.
“I was impressed by the quality of Pannier’s products, past sign designs that I researched, their flexibility and the variety of sign options available,” said Anna Deichmann, Galveston Bay Foundation Land Stewardship Coordinator. “I was happy with how the process worked out, Robin and her team were very helpful and walked me through the steps with as much ease as possible.”
Pannier’s Graphic Artists designed 13 Gel Coat Laminate panels for the project including a map, property signs, and interpretive signs for along Turtle Bayou. Gel Coat signs were chosen based on their inherent ability to stand up to ultraviolet rays, made infamous by the harsh Texas sun.
The park had many different mounting needs at the different areas of the Preserve. Thanks to our ability to fabricate custom frames and framing solutions, we were able to deliver on that need. The maps were displayed in Double Inline exhibit bases along with a bulletin board for changing information, while the property signs were displayed in Upright exhibit bases along the road at the property entrance. Two interpretive signs were displayed in custom Rail Mounted exhibit bases at the view platforms, and the remaining interpretive signs are displayed along the trail in Double Pedestal exhibit bases.