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True Stories from Texas Game Wardens: Responding to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita [Official]

In August of 2005 Texas Game Wardens answered the call to help as New Orleans flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Less than a month later, they were called on again as Hurricane Rita devastated much of East Texas. Hear their stories as they tell about the experiences in their own words. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Texas Game Wardens Respond to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast region in 2005, Texas Game Wardens were among the first rescuers on the scene. In New Orleans the wardens maneuvered their boats among submerged skyscrapers and subdivisions to rescue nearly 5,000 people from the lingering floodwaters. Less than a month later, game wardens fanned out across East Texas to aid in the disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Rita. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Creative Water Solutions: Richland Creek Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texans are faced with the problem of supplying water to a growing population while avoiding adverse impacts to our habitat. Texas Park and Wildlife partnered with the Tarrant County Regional Water District to provide a reliable water supply to the DFW metroplex while protecting the state's natural resources. To learn more about the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area, visit

Oil Spill Response Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

In March 2014 approximately 168,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Houston Ship Channel. Within hours, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department joined a multi-agency effort to clean up the damage, help wildlife and provide baseline data for natural resource damage and recovery.

Fighting Zebra Mussels: Brian Van Zee - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that threaten native fish, wreak havoc for boaters and clog water systems. To fight this threat, Brian Van Zee established a statewide network for research, monitoring and public outreach. For more information about zebra mussels, visit

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