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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

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

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