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Sept. 12, 2005
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"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. This week on PBS: If you want to reduce the odds of there being a fatality on your boat by 80 percent all you have to do is make sure that everyone puts on a life jacket when they get aboard. That's just one of the interesting, and potentially life saving tips you'll get from Boater Education Coordinator Jack Dyess when you take a boating safety course. So why are the "Lost Pines" of Bastrop State Park lost? Explore some of the theories with Assistant Park Manager Todd McClanahan and David Riskind, the Director of Natural Resources for the State Parks. Hunter Education Director Steve Hall has some turkey calling tips for beginning and experienced hunters. Discover the role that coastal marshes play in the state's ecology and economy when we go seining near Rockport with Fish and Wildlife Technician Tommy Garcia. Then head over to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site with Ted Hollingsworth and Russ Kuykendall to see how the marsh is being restored with dredge material from the Houston Ship Channel. Tag along with some kids, and Dave Buzan, as they look for some creek bugs that will help them determine whether the water is polluted or clean. And finally, get real close to some frogs and toads. For more information about this week's programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web.
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