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Natural resources are ‘a gift to be used for living and prospering:’ Letters to the editor

El Paso Times - April 27, 2019

The election on May 4 isn’t about saving Lost Dog Trail, but about the possibility of enhancing it and other trails so that more people can enjoy them. Last week while visiting El Paso, Joni Carswell, Executive Director of Laura Bush’s Texan by Nature, shared with me outstanding projects where mountain bikers enjoy extraordinary wildernessRead More

Friends of RGV Reef named 2019 Conservation Wrangler

The Monitor - April 17, 2019

Since 2014, Friends of RGV Reef has been creating habitat for juvenile red snapper and other fish by deploying artificial reef materials such as sunken vessels, concrete rail ties and cinder blocks 13 miles northeast of the Island jetties in the Gulf of Mexico. (Courtesy photo) SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Just keep swimming, is aRead More

Wetlands: Water’s original filter

Texas Water Resources Institute - April 9, 2019

Marshes, swamps, lagoons and bogs; there are many different types of wetlands, but did you know that they are capable of filtering wastewater? Two innovative, constructed wetlands in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have the ability to divert over 180 million gallons of treated wastewater per day from the Trinity River and naturally filter it for reuse. TarrantRead More

Trinity River Paddling Trail Project Earns Conservation Wrangler Recognition

Dallas Innovates - April 5, 2019

The Conservation Wrangler program recognizes innovative and transformative conservation projects across the state of Texas. Paddling the Elm Fork near Elm Park BY LANCE MURRAY • APR 5, 2019 A well-known Dallas nature project has been selected one of the 2019 Conservation Wranglers by Texan by Nature, an Austin-based nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, a DallasRead More

EP Water’s Certified Water Partner Program Honored by ‘Texan by Nature’

El Paso Herald-Post - April 1, 2019

AUSTIN – Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-based conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announced Monday the selection of the 2019 Conservation Wranglers – including a program by El Paso Water. “Texan by Nature brings innovation in conservation to the forefront for the benefit of generations of Texans to come,” said former First LadyRead More

Texan by Nature Announces 2019 Conservation Wranglers

Business Wire - April 1, 2019

Program Accelerates Texan-Led Conservation Initiatives Impacting Texas’ Natural Resources AUSTIN, Texas –(BUSINESS WIRE) Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-based conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announces the selection of the 2019 Conservation Wranglers. Texan by Nature brings business and conservation together through initiatives that promote stewardship of Texan natural resources. The organization’s ConservationRead More

Former first lady Laura Bush continues legacy of promoting nature at inaugural symposium

TMC News - February 19, 2019

Former first lady Laura Bush honored the memory of her in-laws—President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, who both died in 2018—and love of nature this month during Houston Methodist Hospital’s inaugural Center for Health and Nature Symposium. In May, Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University and Texan by Nature announced the center’s opening with the mission to enhance healthRead More

Health & Nature Symposium

Houston Methodist Methodology Newsletter - February 18, 2019

Leaders from the Center for Health & Nature’s founding organizations attended the Health & Nature Symposium held February 13 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, including (left to right) Ed Jones, Houston Methodist Research Institute President and CEO, Bita Kash, PhD, director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, CarrieRead More

Former First Lady Laura Bush honors father- & mother-in-law during Houston visit

FOX 26 - February 13, 2019

HOUSTON (FOX 26) — Former first lady Laura Bush spoke in Houston on Wednesday. She honored the memory of both former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush during her speech at the Center for Health and Nature Symposium at Houston Methodist Research Institute. The symposium focused on how nature can positively impact a person’s health. FormerRead More

7 women, from Laura Bush to Vikki Carr, inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

The Austin American-Statesman - January 17, 2019

Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona, also known as Vikki Carr, sang “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Austin philanthropist Susan Dell spoke with awe of how Hurricane Harvey brought out the very best in Texans. Pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who safely landed a Southwest Airlines jet after it suffered catastrophic engine failure, savingRead More