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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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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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Potentially Toxic Algal Species Confirmed in South Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Since January 2009, a microscopic alga most often found in north and west Texas has been confirmed at four south Texas sites: Corpus Christi, Kingsville, McAllen, and Jim Hogg County. All four occurrences caused fish kills in private ponds and investigations by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Kills and Spills Team […]

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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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