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Texan by Nature Announces 2018 Conservation Wranglers

- April 3, 2018

Texan by Nature Announces 2018 Conservation Wranglers Six Texan-Led Conservation Initiatives Selected for Honor April 03, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announces the honorees of its annual Conservation Wrangler program for 2018. Texan by Nature brings businessRead More

Bush speaks on the importance of education and reading

- February 22, 2018

Reading and education were two of the main points former first lady Laura Bush touched on during her speech as the Show Me Center on Feb 21. Bush, the wife of former President George W. Bush, opened with an update on her family members, which included a new addition — a grandchild. She talked aboutRead More

President’s View: A Visit with Texan By Nature Yields Hope

- January 30, 2018

Outdoor classrooms engage our nation’s youth while accomplishing amazing conservation successes RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE is going to take every American doing her or his part. A key part of the National Wildlife Federation’s strategy is to build strong partnerships and engage our nation’s youth to accomplish amazing conservation successes on the ground in every part ofRead More

Frontera Land Alliance Officially “Texan by Nature” Partner

- January 25, 2018

Photo by fronteralandalliance.org The “Texan by Nature” organization, founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, recently accepted The Frontera Land Alliance as a partner. “Texan by Nature” was founded in 2011 by Laura Bush as a way to align the broad interests of conservation groups with business, healthcare, schools, the scientific community, and faith-based organizations. AccordingRead More

Collaborative helps Donna students plant gardens, learn about ecosystem

- January 23, 2018

DONNA — A trio of third-grade girls shaped dirt into a heart around the Pigeonberry they planted Tuesday morning at J.W. Caceres Elementary School. Members of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscape Collaborative — composed of several organizations including support from Texan by Nature — launched a garden at the campus as part of aRead More

Laura Bush celebrates newest Texan By Nature Conservation Wrangler

- December 7, 2017

McALLEN – Former First Lady Laura Bush was in the valley on Nov. 8 to celebrate the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative’s designation as the newest Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler. Founded by Bush in 2011, Texan by Nature connects communities, conservation groups, and corporations to establish conservation initiatives. Bush visited Geraldine PalmerRead More

Laura Bush celebrates newest Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler

- December 7, 2017

McALLEN – Former First Lady Laura Bush was in the valley on Nov. 8 to celebrate the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative’s designation as the newest Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler. Founded by Bush in 2011, Texan by Nature connects communities, conservation groups, and corporations to establish conservation initiatives. Bush visited Geraldine PalmerRead More

Allen Williams & the School Habitat Revolution

- December 1, 2017

Allen Williams has a famous backyard. He converted his 2.5 acres in Pharr to a native landscape by planting local trees, shrubs and flowers and installing water features — all to attract birds. The birds definitely showed up. Within a year, a rare blue mockingbird appeared, an event that caused a stir in Valley birdingRead More

Former First Lady Visits Valley School District

- November 8, 2017

PHARR, Texas – Former First Lady Laura Bush partnered up with local organizations to engage students and teachers. Their goal is to incorporate native habitat gardens as outdoor classrooms. This morning Mrs. Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative Designation. As a Texan by NatureRead More

Former first lady highlights PSJA campus as conservation example

- November 9, 2017

PHARR — Third-graders at Geraldine Palmer Elementary school gathered at their school library Wednesday morning to greet visitors from Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas who were recognizing their school district for their habitat conservation efforts. Among the visitors was former first lady Laura Bush. “What we want to do in our state, withRead More