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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Ted Hollingsworth, 512-389-4520, ted.hollingsworth@tpwd.texas.gov ]
July 9, 2009
TPWD Schedules Public Meetings for Land and Water Plan Revisions
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is inviting public participation in a major revision of its 2005 Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan.
"The Land and Water Plan," as it is commonly called, is the blueprint for how TPWD will fulfill its mission of managing and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas and providing hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
"We understand that our mission involves and impacts a multitude of Texans -- people who care about wildlife and open space, hunters, anglers, paddlers, private landowners and others -- so we are actively seeking their input for this important revision of the plan," said TPWD Land Conservation Director Ted Hollingsworth. "We have been working with key stakeholders since April, but we want to be sure that anyone who has an interest in conservation and outdoor recreation has an opportunity to both hear from us and give us their thoughts on where we go from here."
The draft Plan will be available on the TPWD web site for public comments beginning July 17. TPWD welcomes public feedback and will accept comments through Sept. 18.
Land and Water Plan Public Meetings
All meetings scheduled 6:30 -- 8 pm
Austin -- Monday, July 20 TPWD Headquarters -- Commission Meeting Room4200 Smith School RoadAustin, TX 78744
McAllen -- Monday, July 27 Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park -- Conference Room2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)Mission, TX 78572
Houston -- Monday, Aug. 3Houston Garden CenterHermann Park1500 Hermann DriveHouston, TX 77004
San Antonio -- Monday, Aug. 10*Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting for parking validation.Central Library Auditorium600 SoledadSan Antonio, TX 78205
Arlington -- Monday, Aug. 17Arlington Convention Center1200 Ballpark WayArlington, TX 76011
Midland/Odessa -- Monday, Aug. 31Sibley Nature Center1307 E. WadleyMidland, TX 79705
Amarillo -- Tuesday, Sept. 8Amarillo City Commission Chamber509 S.E 7th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79105
Alpine -- Thursday, Sept. 10Alpine ISD Auditorium704 W. Sul Ross Ave., Alpine, Texas 79830
El Paso -- Monday, Sept. 14TEA, Region 19 Education Service Center6611 Boeing DriveEl Paso, TX 79925
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On the Net:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/land_and_water_plan/
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