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Jan. 29, 2007

Seven Boat Ramp Projects Receive TPWD Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Seven boating access projects will share $2,689,273 in new boating access grants. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the seven construction and renovation projects at its Thursday, Jan. 25 meeting.

TPW Commission Awards $2.74 Million in Local Park Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Almost $5 million in grant monies will be awarded to 14 Texas communities for indoor and outdoor recreation projects as a result of today’s action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

USFWS Grant To Help Conserve Guadalupe River Delta

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced $18.8 million in grants to 14 states under the National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program to help conserve, restore and protect coastal wetlands. This includes an important project to protect habitat for fish and wildlife in the delta formed where the Guadalupe River flows into San Antonio Bay on the Texas coast.

Barnes Named Southeastern Wildlife Officer of 2006

AUSTIN, Texas — Game Warden Gary Barnes of Fritch north of Amarillo has been named the “Texas Officer of the Year” for 2006 by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). On Jan. 25, Barnes received special recognition for the award from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Jan. 16, 2007

Brays Bayou/Mason Park Project Earns National Acclaim

HOUSTON — A created freshwater/tidal marsh beside Brays Bayou at Mason Park on Houston's east side has claimed several regional environmental awards and is also featured in Building Better II, a Sierra Club report profiling 10 outstanding examples of innovative and environmentally sensitive ways to manage stormwater.

Landmark Inn Gears Up For Valentine’s

CASTROVILLE, Texas — Now that Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, it’s time to look forward to spending some quality time with that special someone in a special place.

Master Naturalist Program Seeks Applicants

AUSTIN, Texas— Twenty chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program are conducting spring training classes for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management.

‘Super Hunt’ Offers Super Experience For Texas Youth

STONEWALL, Texas — Nearly 50 young people from across Texas will take part Jan. 19-21 in what organizers are calling the state’s largest youth deer hunt, thanks to ranchers who have donated free access to their properties and several groups who want to give today’s urban kids more first-hand experience with nature and the outdoors.

Volunteers Set Precedent To Control Invasive Exotic Plant

JASPER, Texas—Message from residents of Karnack, Texas, to giant salvinia: Don’t mess with our lake!

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 16, 2007

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.