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Wild Times June 2017

Texas Game Wardens Work the Water Memorial Day Weekend

This is what a busy Texas lake can look like on Memorial Day weekend! While many of us enjoyed a Memorial Day weekend off work, for Texas Game Wardens assigned to Texas lakes and rivers, these are some of the busiest days of the year. Many people don’t realize that Texas Game Wardens have the primary duty of enforcing the Texas Water Safety Act.  During the 3-day Memorial Day weekend, game wardens conducted countless water safety checks and in the process pulled 36 intoxicated boaters off the water, filed four DWI cases, and made another 50 arrests over the busy holiday weekend. Texas Game Wardens keep our waterways safe for us all!


Texas Parks & Wildlife podcast: Game Wardens Keep us Safe

For Texas Game Wardens Memorial Day is just another day at the office. A very busy office! Listen in on this month’s podcast to get a feel for a day in the life of a Texas Game Warden on a busy lake.


Lone Star Land Stewards are Conservation Heroes!

Texas landowners across the state conserve land, water and wildlife for us all. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department honors these conservation heroes annually through the Lone Star Land Steward Awards program. This year, seven ranches were honored for their conservation achievements. In addition, the Dixon Water Foundation was recognized with the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award, the top conservation award bestowed at the gala event.

Watch this video to learn more about the Dixon Water Foundation’s conservation work.


Help us Enhance State Parks Across Texas!

Thanks to funding from the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, 17 state parks will soon see enhanced visitor amenities or improved habitat. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) needs your help to match these funds dollar for dollar.

From providing better habitat and viewing opportunities for butterflies at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, to enhancing night sky interpretive programming at South Llano River State Park, these grants are providing improvements that will mean a better experience for park visitors.

Help us double the impact for your state parks by donating today.


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