TPWD News Digest for July 31- August 7, 2014
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TPWD News Digest for July 31- August 7, 2014

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Aug. 6, 2014

  • Two Texas Parks and Wildlife Properties Achieve International ‘Dark Sky’ Status[News Images]

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Texas state parks remain among the few public places in one of the nation’s most populous and increasingly urbanized states where the starry heavens can be viewed in all their celestial glory with the minimal intrusion of artificial light. Copper Breaks State Park in the Panhandle Plains and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the Hill Country are the first Texas state parks to be designated International Dark Sky Parks by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Aug. 5, 2014

  • Swimming at a State Park This Summer 

    AUSTIN- From spring fed rivers to Texas-sized lakes, open ocean swims to diving in a pool, Texas State Parks offer a full range of swimming options to beat the heat.Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to offer.

Aug. 4, 2014

  • Biologists Studying Arroyo Colorado Tidal Stream 

    AUSTIN – Earlier this year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department coastal fisheries biologists began a two-year study of Arroyo Colorado, a tidal stream connected to lower Laguna Madre. Biologists received a grant to measure the quality of aquatic life in this ecologically important area.

July 31, 2014 


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