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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

January 26, 2012, Commission Meeting


Donations of $500 or More for the January 26, 2012 Commission Meeting Not Previously Acknowledged by the Commission
  Donor Description Detail & Purpose of Donation *Amount
1 Dynamic Offshore Cash Artificial Reef Program Rigs-to-Reefs $241,500.00
2 Dynamic Offshore Cash Artificial Reef Program Rigs-to-Reefs $61,600.00
3 Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Cash Inland Fisheries Intern $7,000.00
4 Coastal Conservation Assoc. (Mid-Coast Chapter) Capital Property Item 2 Safe Handicap-access Kidfish Piers at TPWD Hatchery/Facility for hatchery outreach (education) program $170,000.00
5 Coastal Conservation Assoc. (Mid-Coast Chapter) Other Goods Lumber for 2 piers except piling-400x7 ft., thermally modified lumber for rafters, decking and railing. Pilling boots and installation, Hypolon boots to prevent seapage near pilings. All piers and hardware needed for donation project. $70,800.00
6 Coastal Conservation Assoc. (Mid-Coast Chapter) In-Kind Services Engineering Services, setting of pier and substructure, contractors service for substructure , decking and railing, CC Contractors. Decksteriors and Texas Decks $82,000.00
7 Florentine Marble Co, INC Other Goods 1 Marble Countertop for break room at park HQ $679.00
8 Celestina Phillips Cash Bastrop State Park Fire Recover Project $500.00
9 Brazos River Authority Cash To assist in the implementation of a public awareness campaign to slow the spread of zebra mussels $5,000.00
10 Halliburton Giving Choices Cash General Donation to support State Parks $2,537.01
11 Vertex Water Features Other Goods 1 New AIR 7 Vertex Aeration System-Aluminum cabinet with sound insulation, complete with (2) 3/4 HP compressors and 500' Bottom Line tubing $4,329.00
12 Walter O Ford Jr. and Laura C. Ford Other Goods 1 Desert Bighorn sheep, life-size bronze on large rock, #10 of 10. Artist Dennis Jones $39,000.00
13 JAB Energy Solutions Cash Artificial Reef Program Rigs-to-Reefs Decommissioned 4-pile petroleum structure in MU-759B, towed to TPWD reef site MU-A-85 $110,000.00
14 Dynamic Offshore Cash Artificial Reef Program Rigs-to-Reefs Decommissioned 4-pile petroleum structure in WC-499A, towed to TPWD reef site HI-A-310 $75,000.00
15 Camp Allen Cash Assist Becoming an Outdoor Woman activities $5,155.48
16 Woodbury's Taxidermy In-Kind Services Taxidermy services for Texas Grand Slam $3,350.00
17 Mark Bivins Other Goods One antelope buck head, mounted $550.00
18 The Anne and CW Duncan Jr Foundation Cash Sheldon Lake Visitor Learning Center Audubon Center $10,000.00
19 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Troop 3849 Cash Bastrop State Park Fire Recover Project- Habitat Restoration $500.00
20 Austin Pond Society Cash Bastrop State Park Fire Recover Project-Habitat Restoration $1,000.00
21 Brushy Creek Sportsman Club Cash Kids Fishing Program $1,069.14
22 Coastal Conservation Association of Texas Capital Property Funds to build boat lift for 38'P/V Holt $15,265.00
23 Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Cash Neighborhood Fishing Events $158,000.00
24 McMoran Oil and Gas, LLC Other Goods Artificial Reef Program Rigs-to-Reefs Decommissioned 4-pile petroleum structure in HI-A-499 towed to TPWD reef site HI-A-515 $330,000.00
25 Lost Pines Master Naturalists Cash Bastrop State Park Habitat Restoration Program $500.00
26 The Meadows Foundation, Inc. Cash Replace Capital Transportation and Capital Equipment at Bastrop SP due to the Bastrop SP Wildfire $100,000.00
27 Coastal Conservation Association of Texas Cash Artificial Reef Program - Port Mansfield Near Shore Reef Support $11,000.00
28 Jessica Winslow and Stephen Smaha Cash Bastrop SP Fire Recovery Project-Habitat Restoration $1,000.00
29 Bob Lunsford Cash Purchase of replica M-1 Garands of Marines Space $1,500.00
30 Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Cash To sponsor operating costs of the Toyota ShareLunker Program and Operation World Record $58,000.00
31 Chevron Pipeline Company In-Kind Services Restore Parking/Fencing and clean up viewing stand site at Old River Unit, lower Neches WMA to enhance public use and safety. Labor 4,450.80 and Equipment 7,331.32 $11,782.12
32 Pure Fishing Global HQ Other Goods Ugly Stik Black and Red Duffle Bags- Angler Education Program $1,046.50
33 Ben F. Vaughan III Cash Adopt-A-Prairie Chicken $1,000.00
34 Robert Patton Other Goods 3 Deer Decoys-Robotic with 8' track system $10,459.29
35 Dian Graves Owen Foundation Cash Repair and restore 3 stone picnic units at Abilene SP $22,000.00
36 Debra and Dan Friedken Cash Bastrop State Park $1,000.00
37 Tom Hall Cash Bastrop State Park $1,000.00
38 Friends of Ft Parker Other Goods 835 Parts, Two feature, Phase 2 of 6 Phase playscape Parts for playscape, steel bars, trex decking, plastic parts, bolts, etc. $6,109.34
39 Brazos Bend SP Volunteer Organization Capital Property 2-2011 John Deere Gator #41645;M04X2XD054473 #41645;M04X2XD054469 TX STOCK $13,558.00
40 Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust Cash Bastrop State Park Forest Restoration $5,000.00
41 Roy Gurley Oil and Gas Cash Public Appeal for State Parks $2,000.00
42 Elaine Wagner PHD Cash State Parks $1,000.00
43 John Mitchell Cash Bastrop SP Fire Recovery Program $3,000.00
44 Pamela and Michael Reese Cash State Parks $10,000.00
45 T.L.L. Temple Foundation Cash State Parks $250,000.00
Total $1,905,789.88

T. Dan Friedkin, Chairman

Ralph H. Duggins, Vice-Chairman

Antonio Falcon, M.D., Member

Karen J. Hixon, Member

Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Member

Bill Jones, Member

Margaret Martin, Member

S. Reed Morian, Member

Dick Scott, Member