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Anglers to Target Grass Carp on Lake Conroe

Bow and rod-and-reel anglers will remove excess carp to aid native aquatic vegetation restoration ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff has partnered with the Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) and the Texas BASS Federation Nation (TBFN) to conduct a grass carp removal tournament on Lake Conroe Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10. […]

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Partners Restore Lake Brazos Fishery

ATHENS — A recent cooperative effort between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD Inland Fisheries management staff, the City of Waco, Cameron Park Zoo, and some local scouts from China Spring deployed new fish habitat into Lake Brazos on Wednesday. Twenty fish attractors primarily composed of bamboo from nearby Cameron Park Zoo were sunk near […]

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TPWD Proposes List of Approved Exotic Aquatic Plants, Permitted Algae

AUSTIN – Aquatic plants offer both beauty and functionality in landscaping and aquaria, and the use of algae to produce biofuels has recently received increased attention. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to ensure the introduction of any non-native aquatic plants, including algae will not harm the state’s natural resources. In an effort to […]

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Christmas Travelers Trapped on Texas Highways

Anyone with information regarding actions by the state to rescue stranded travelers on Texas highway 287 west of Wichita Falls please contact the Texas SportsGuide. Do you have any news on actions to rescue thousands of stranded motorists who have been trapped on Hwy 287 northwest of Wichita Falls,Texas?  Between Wichita Falls and Electra our […]

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New Paddling Trails to Open in Houston, Austin, Elsewhere in Texas

Paddling and nature enthusiasts, government officials and interested Houstonians will celebrate the official opening of the Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail at Briar Bend Park on Thursday, April 16 when the Bayou Preservation Association teams up with TPWD for a festive dedication ceremony. At 26 miles long, Buffalo Bayou will be the longest paddle trail in […]

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Beatrice Long, Seabrook Intermediate School teacher, named 2009 National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator

Washington, D.C. – Project Learning Tree® (PLT), the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, has announced that Beatrice Long, a Houston resident who teaches at Seabrook Intermediate School, was named one of five 2009 National PLT Outstanding Educators. PLT’s Outstanding Educators are selected for their commitment to environmental education, their exemplary use of […]

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Babying Big Bass

ATHENS, Texas—One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the TPWD web site emphasize minimal contact with the fish […]

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TPWD Reorganization To Support Water Conservation

TPWD Reorganization To Support Water Conservation AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is merging its Resource Protection Division into other field divisions, a move agency leaders say will allow it to better focus on critical water resource issues. Resource Protection is the environmental science division of the state agency, with teams that […]

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Pond Management Seminar

Pond Management Seminar ATHENS, Texas — Small pond owners, or those who want to be, have an excellent opportunity to learn more about small pond management at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on Nov. 9. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TFFC is hosting a pond management seminar featuring biologists from the public and private sectors. Information […]

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A Wish Come True

A Wish Come True A few weeks ago in the late afternoon while I was re-spooling one of my fishing reels my wife had yelled down to me in the cellar and said that I had a phone call. Right in the middle of my winding I had asked her who was on the phone […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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