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Jan. 4, 2012

Boater Ed Now Required for Operators Born After Sept. 1, 1993

AUSTIN – Anyone looking forward to operating a motor-powered vessel, sailboat or personal water craft on Texas public waters this year needs to have completed a state-approved boater education course if born after Sept. 1, 1993.

Jan. 3, 2012

Feedback sought on proposed invasive species regulations

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife will be hosting two scoping meetings in North Texas this month to get public feedback on a pair of proposed new regulations aimed at preventing the spread of exotic aquatic species in the state.

Time to Begin Work on Texas State-Fish Art Contest Entries

ATHENS—Student artists across Texas in grades K — 12 take notice: It’s time to start preparing your entries for the 2012 Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest.

Learn to Fly-fish March 10 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Expert fly-fishers and those wanting to learn the sport will gather at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens March 10 for a day of teaching, learning and fishing.

Native Prairie Seed Harvested from Houston Area Parks for San Jacinto Battleground

LA PORTE — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will soon be restoring 110 acres of tall-grass prairie at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site with the help of League City’s Parks Department, University of Houston’s Coastal Center, the Native American Seed Company, Shell Refining and the San Jacinto Battlegrounds Conservancy.