TPWD News Digest for the Week of July 18-25, 2013
(Upcoming events are located under “Briefs”)
All TPWD news releases available online:
July 22, 2013
- Art Becomes a New Feature at Texas State Parks — Connect…Create…Celebrate!
AUSTIN — Grab your paintbrushes, easels, and cameras and head to a local state park to participate in the new Arts in the Park events.
July 19, 2013
- TPWD Taking Public Comment on Use of Dogs to Trail Wounded Deer — Hearings Slated for Woodville, Lufkin and Hemphill
AUSTIN – Hunters could use dogs to trail a wounded deer in 12 counties in East Texas, a practice that has been prohibited in this area of the state since 1990, under a proposal being considered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
News Briefs and Upcoming Events:
Ducks Unlimited Improves Habitat at Brazos Bend State Park
The first phase of a wetlands restoration project by Ducks Unlimited was completed at Brazos Bend State Park. The park provides outdoor recreation opportunities for Houston-area residents including fishing, wildlife watching, camping and hiking.
DU completed construction of a new dam and water control structure in June to restore hydrology to the 183- acre Pilant Marsh and the surrounding swamp.
This phase of the project was funded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program and the North American Conservation Act grant secured by DU.
Phase two of the restoration is scheduled for the coming year. The phase will include an aerial spraying to control invasive Chinese tallow trees and planting of native oak and other hardwood species.
For events in your area, visit our calendar section at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/