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Media Contact: 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 Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

McAllen — Monday, July 27
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park — Conference Room
2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572

Houston — Monday, Aug. 3
Houston Garden Center
Hermann Park
1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

San Antonio — Monday, Aug. 10
*Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting for parking validation.
Central Library Auditorium
600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205

Arlington — Monday, Aug. 17
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Midland/Odessa — Monday, Aug. 31
Sibley Nature Center
1307 E. Wadley
Midland, TX 79705

Amarillo — Tuesday, Sept. 8
Amarillo City Commission Chamber
509 S.E 7th Ave.,
Amarillo, TX 79105

Alpine — Thursday, Sept. 10
Alpine ISD Auditorium
704 W. Sul Ross Ave.,
Alpine, Texas 79830

El Paso — Monday, Sept. 14
TEA, Region 19 Education Service Center
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX  79925

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