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Field Day to focus on playas, wind development

My Plainview - October 2, 2019

Landowners, Master Naturalists, educators, and the interested public are invited to a Playa Field Day Oct. 8, that features a timely panel presentation on “Playas & Wind Development: Practices, Protocols, & Outcomes.” The field day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center at 990 FM 786, adjacentRead More

7 Oaks Ranch named Business of the Month by Ozona Chamber of Commerce

Ozona Chamber Dialogue - August 30, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize 7 Oaks Ranch as our Business of the Month. 7 Oaks Ranch (known to many previously as The Jack Ward Ranch) is a hunting, livestock and recreational property primarily focused on wildlife conservation and responsible land stewardship. Kelly Walker owns the ranch and manages the property withRead More

Laura Bush-supported plan helps Galveston Bay oyster beds

Galveston The Daily News - June 14, 2019

Impressions: 100,000,000+ GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A program meant to help restore storm-battered Galveston Bay oyster beds has gained support from a statewide conservation initiative founded by former first lady Laura Bush. The Galveston County Daily News reports Texan By Nature has picked Galveston Bay Foundation’s oyster shell recycling program as one of six programsRead More

The Sky is the Limit: Laura Bush on Conservation

The Catalyst - May 14, 2019

A Conversation with Former First Lady Laura Bush From admiring the Texas sky as a child to passionately advocating for conservation both during and after her time in the White House, Mrs. Laura Bush has been a longtime admirer — and protector — of nature. Mrs. Laura Bush among the bluebonnets in the Native TexasRead More

The Future of Conservation is Collaboration

The Catalyst - May 14, 2019

An Essay by Joni Carswell, CEO and President of Texan by Nature Environmental solutions will come as citizens — all citizens — make conservation a part of their daily life and decision-making process.   I dream of a future where non-profit groups focused on conservation are no longer needed. It’s a future where all citizens,Read More

Spring Creek Nature Trail receives certification for being Texan by Nature

Houston Chronicle - May 2, 2019

Spring Creek Nature Trail, a 14-mile natural hike and bike trail, was recognized for being a project that not only conserves natural areas but also benefits people. Its managing organization, the Bayou Land Conservancy, received the Texan by Nature Project Certification for the trail this month. Jill Boullion is the executive director of the BayouRead More

Why some doctors are prescribing a day in the park or a walk on the beach for good health

The Conversation - May 1, 2019

Taking a walk on a wooded path, spending an afternoon in a public park, harvesting your backyard garden and even looking at beautiful pictures of Hawaii can all make us feel good. Certainly, for many of us, it’s beneficial to have time outside in natural environments. Being cooped up inside can feel unnatural and increaseRead More

Health Companies Want to Reward You For Going Outside

Outside - May 1, 2019

SPENDING TIME IN NATURE IS INCREASINGLY CONSIDERED LEGITIMATE MEDICINE, AND DOCTORS AND INSURANCE CARRIERS ARE TREATING IT AS SUCH. BUT HOW EXACTLY CAN WE EXPECT THIS MOVEMENT TO PLAY OUT—AND AFFECT OUR WALLETS AND GEAR PURCHASES—IN THE FUTURE?   With nature-prescription initiatives popping up across the country (at the time of publication, there were 71Read More

Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks at Syracuse University, focusing on literacy and her family’s legacy (video)

syracuse.com - May 1, 2019

Laura Bush leaned into the microphone and smirked. “I’m happy to be here,” she said. “As you notice, I’m wearing orange.” With a witty tone, the former First Lady spoke Wednesday night for the D’Aniello Family Speaker Series held at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Bush, 72, discussed her experiences advocating for literacy,Read More

Tiger Prairie tribute to Katy heritage

Houston Chronicle - April 29, 2019

Proud of the new sign for the Tiger Prairie are, from left, standing: Rhonda Burrough, Katy High School environmental teacher; Della Barbato,director of education, Native Prairies Association of Texas; Jim Willis, co-founder/president of Wildlife Habitat Federation; and Susan Barker, Katy High School science instructional coach; in front: students Nandita Deo, Andie Gunn, Brooklyn Garibay and Stone Garza. Tiger Prairie at Katy HighRead More