Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Action
Acceptance of Land Donation - Hidalgo County
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
November 7, 2013

I.       Executive Summary:  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been offered a donation of approximately 35 acres of land as an addition to Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (BRGVSP).

II.          Discussion:  BRGVSP is considered one of the top birding destinations in the country and is the headquarters for the Rio Grande Valley’s World Birding Center.

TPWD has been offered a donation of approximately 35 acres of land; this tract is surrounded by BRGVSP. This donation will provide additional habitat as well as recreational opportunities for the park and protect the scenic integrity of the park entrance.

III.    Recommendation:  The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to accept a donation of approximately 35 acres of land in Hidalgo County as an addition to Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park.”

Attachments—3

  1. Exhibit A—Location Map
  2. Exhibit B—Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C—Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Exhibit A

Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County


Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park

Vicinity Map - Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park


Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Exhibit C

Site Map

Site Map


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