texas parks and wildlife department

$250,000 Wal-Mart Donation Supports Water for Texas

$250,000 Wal-Mart Donation Supports Water for Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – The Wal-Mart Foundation today donated $250,000 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to fund a new watershed restoration initiative on the Colorado River. The funding will be used to help landowners improve water quality and quantity and to control invasive saltcedar bushes that block and alter watercourses.…

Funding for Texas Parks in Limbo

Funding for Texas Parks in Limbo

AUSTIN, Texas, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – Warning of a continuing crisis in Texas parks and natural areas, the nonprofit advocacy group Environment Texas is calling on a stalled legislative task force to meet and develop a plan “to stop raiding parks funding for other purposes.” “With severe damage to several parks from Hurricane Ike,…

Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – For the fifth year in a row, a recordbreaking number of whooping cranes have completed their winter migration to the Coastal Bend area of Texas, according to state wildlife scientists. So far, 257 whoopers have reached Texas, breaking the previous count of 237 birds that were present last…