Campfire Safety

All it takes is one spark! A campfire built without safe clearance or carelessly abandoned can turn a small fire into a dangerous and fast-moving blaze. Be sure to build your campfire in a way that does not endanger other campers or the surrounding forest. Check with local authorities on open-air burning restrictions and fire […]

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Texas State Parks Donations Top $1 Million Mark

Since Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) launched a statewide appeal in early December for donations to aid a financially strapped Texas State Parks system, more than $1 million has been raised. In an update provided to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission last week (January 26), TPWD staff reported that since the awareness campaign’s […]

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Donates to Texas State Parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation board of trustees yesterday (January 12) voted to donate $500,000 to Texas State Parks, which are facing a $4.6 million revenue shortfall caused by heat, drought, wildfires, and a drop in park visitation. “Our hope is to encourage many other donors large and small to step up and […]

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Drought Impacts Texas State Park Revenue

Lakes, rivers, stock ponds, and other waterways haven’t been the only things evaporating in the relentless, record-setting Texas heat. Revenue streams fueling state parks and funding fisheries and wildlife management programs have slowed significantly, as park visitation dropped and fishing and hunting license sales declined, the Houston Chronicle recently reported. Park revenue, generated through entrance […]

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