July 2, 2013 — Beat July Heat with a Canoe, Kayak Outing
AUSTIN – Join one of the fastest-growing segments of outdoor recreation and have some cool summer fun by kayaking or canoeing dozens of Texas’ easily accessible and scenic waterways in a state park or along a designated Texas Paddling Trail. Read the news release.
May 17, 2013 — Lake Belton Trails to Join Texas Paddling Trails Network
MORGAN’S POINT – Three paddling trails on Lake Belton will be joining 52 other inland and coastal trails as official Texas Paddling Trails through an initiative launched in 1998 by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Read the news release.
May 16, 2013 — 35 Miles of Brazos River Now Part of TPWD’s Texas Paddling Trails
BRAZORIA COUNTY – Four new paddling trail segments on the Brazos River comprising the Stephen F. Austin Paddling Trail have recently been added as official Texas Paddling Trails. Read the news release.
April 18, 2013 — Regional Lone Star Land Steward Awards Honor Texas Conservationists
AUSTIN – At a time when punishing drought underscores the importance of managing our land and water to help Texas weather the worst, two land owners, two organizations and a mining company are being recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward program for their efforts in rejuvenating native habitat and wildlife across the state. Read the news release.
Jan. 28, 2013 — 10 Texas Paddling Trails to Open on Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou on World Wetlands Day
KARNACK – Ten new paddling trails encompassing more than 50 miles will open along a scenic stretch of Big Cypress Bayou and areas in and aroundCaddoLakeon Saturday, Feb. 2, to coincide with World Wetlands Day. Read the news release.
May 16, 2012 — Texas State Parks Participating in National Trails Day on June 2
AUSTIN – Join in the celebration of “America’s Largest Trailgating Party” by attending one of dozens of special events being held at Texas State Parks on Saturday, June 2 to commemorate the 20th annual National Trails Day. To celebrate Trails Day, many state parks across Texas will host guided or staff-led hiking, biking or paddling events to encourage folks to get outside, exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Read the news release.
Nov. 30, 2011 — Second Texas Paddling Trail to Open in Seguin
SEGUIN – The 34th Texas Paddling Trail and second in Seguin will open on Wednesday, Dec. 7, along a scenic stretch of the Guadalupe River. City officials and representatives of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will gather at the River Shade RV Park for a 4:30 p.m. dedication of the Seguin Paddling Trail (Lake Nolte/Meadow Lake). Read the news release.
Oct. 13, 2011 — Texas State Parks Ideal Fall Destinations in Wake of Hot Summer
AUSTIN – After a searing summer and record-breaking drought, cooler weather and the promise of at least some rain have many Texans thinking about heading outside for recreation and relaxation. Read the news release.
June 20, 2011 — Texas Awarded Federal Grant for Private Land Wildlife Recreation, River Access
AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been awarded $813,068 for the first year of a potential three year grant totaling $2.4 million from the United States Department of Agriculture to improve public access to wildlife recreation on private land. The grant is funded through the USDA’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, or VPA-HIP. Read the news release.
June 1, 2011 — Neches River Rendezvous Scheduled for Saturday, June 4
ATHENS — Registration is open for the fourteenth annual Neches River Rendezvous scheduled for Saturday, June 4, at Temple-Inland’s North Boggy Slough, located where Texas Highway 7 crosses the Neches River. Read the news release.
May 11, 2011 — Biologists Complete First Guadalupe Bass Stocking on South Llano River
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department inland fisheries biologists today completed the first stocking of Guadalupe bass in the South Llano River. The release of fish here marks a new chapter in a decades-long effort to save the state fish of Texas. It’s also the first, prototype effort of a new watershed scale approach to water resource conservation in Texas. Read the news release.
April 14, 2011 — 7 New DFW Area Texas Paddling Trails to Open May 10
AUSTIN – Paddlers and nature tourists will soon be able to enjoy everything from a relaxing journey down a shaded creek or across a wildlife-rich wetlands pond to a wide-open paddle across a placid lake or an exciting run of Trinity River “whitewater” within view of the Dallas skyline when seven new Texas Paddling Trails open on May 10 throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Read the news release.
Dec. 29, 2010 — TPWD’s Top 10 Conservation News Stories of 2010
Editors Note: Here’s a summary of the top news stories of 2010. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Read the news release.
Dec. 13, 2010 — Dec. 16 Dedication Set for Four East Texas Paddling Trails
JASPER – Four new East Texas paddling trails in and around Martin Dies Jr. State Park will be dedicated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16 to mark the latest entrants into the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Texas Paddling Trails program that now includes 25 waterway trails. Read the news release.
Nov. 2, 2010 — New Texas Paddling Trail to Open in Seguin
SEGUIN – The 22nd Texas Paddling Trail will open on Wednesday, Nov. 10, along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Guadalupe River. City officials and representatives of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will gather at the concrete dock in Max Starcke Park for a 5:15 p.m. ceremony dedicating the new Seguin Paddling Trail. Read the news release.
Sept. 29, 2010 — Guadalupe Valley Paddling Trail Opens Oct. 1
CUERO – A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. this Friday on the banks of the Guadalupe River to commemorate the opening of the newest Texas Paddling Trail on the Guadalupe River in DeWitt County. The Guadalupe Valley Paddling Trail marks the 21st entry into the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s paddling trail program. Read the news release.
Aug. 26, 2010 — TPW Commission Awards More Than $6.7 Million in Outdoor Recreation Grants
SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today awarded more than $6.8 million in competitive grants for city and county parks, ball parks, swimming pools, nature trails and other outdoor recreation facilities across the state. Read the news release.
June 2, 2010 — Neches – Davy Crockett Paddling Trail to Debut June 5
Lufkin — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, The Conservation Fund, The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce will join together on Saturday, June 5, to christen the state’s newest Texas Paddling Trail. The dedication event is scheduled for 1 p.m. at North Boggy Slough, located off Highway 7 west of Lufkin. The dedication will coincide with the 13th annual Neches River Rendezvous. Read the news release.
May 13, 2010 — Bastrop Area, Parks Across Texas Celebrate National Trails Day June 5
BASTROP – Texans of all ages can explore the Lost Pines region as Bastrop County and eight other organizations join state and local parks and other sites across Texas to celebrate National Trails Day on June 5. Read the news release.
April 29, 2010 — Village Creek Paddling Trail to Debut May 11
LUMBERTON — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will join with the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy and local communities to christen the latest Texas Paddling Trail. The 10:30 a.m. event at Village Creek State Park is one of numerous events commemorating Texas Travel Rally Day being celebrated statewide on May 11. Read the news release.
April 30, 2009 — Downtown Austin Paddling Trail to be Launched May 6
AUSTIN, Texas — One of the jewels of Austin’s urban green space is about to get brighter. Lady Bird Lake will be officially recognized as the 18th Texas Paddling Trail in a ceremony Wednesday, May 6, at the Texas Rowing Center adjacent to Austin High School. Read the news release.
April 29, 2009 — Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail to be Dedicated May 2
GROESBECK, Texas — The first Texas Paddling Trail anchored by a state historic site will officially open May 2 with a 10 a.m. dedication at the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site between Groesbeck and Mexia. Read the news release.
April 17, 2009 — Eleven New Paddling Trails Slated for Texas Waters in 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — When the Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail is dedicated April 28, it will be the 16th Texas Paddling Trail and — at 26 miles — the longest in the state. Notable as an oasis for wildlife and tranquility in the nation’s fourth-largest city, the Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail is only the first of nearly a dozen paddling trails expected to be unveiled this year. Read the news release.
April 2, 2009 — Texas State Parks, TPWD Programs Show "Life’s Better Outside"
Nature-based fun abounds for Texas families, from diverse and outstanding state parks to programs and workshops that teach fishing, camping, paddling and much more. But alongside this good news, a growing body of books and studies reveals a serious issue: today’s kids are losing touch with nature and that’s taking a toll. Read the news release.
April 2, 2009 — Los Parques y Programas de TPWD: "La Vida es Mejor al Aire Libre"
Las diversiones en plena naturaleza son abundantes para familias texanas, de parques estatales diversos y extraordinarios a programas y talleres que enseñan la pesca, el campismo, el piragüismo, y mucho más. Pero al lado de esta buena noticia, una creciente corriente de libros e investigaciones revela un tema muy grave: los niños se van perdiendo contacto con la naturaleza. Eso les afecta físicamente y psicológicamente. Read the news release.
Jan. 8, 2009 — Texas the State of Flowing Water Video Documentary To Air Feb. 12
AUSTIN, Texas — The one-hour video documentary Texas the State of Flowing Water will air at 8 p.m. central time, Thursday, Feb. 12 on all Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations in Texas. It is the fourth in an award-winning series of water resource documentaries produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and broadcast in partnership with PBS stations. Read the news release.
Dec. 23, 2008 — TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2008
EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format and provide a summary of the top news stories of 2008. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Please note that TPWD will not be distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. News distribution will resume during the first full week of January, 2009. Happy Holidays! Read the news release.
Aug. 26, 2008 — Bastrop’s 2nd Annual NatureFest Celebrates 2nd Paddling Trail & Hosts USCA Aluminum Canoe Championships on Sept. 27th
BASTROP, Texas — City and state officials will come together on Saturday, Sept. 27 as the "Most Historic Small Town in Texas" hosts the official launch of the second Paddling Trail in Bastrop County, the second annual NatureFest and this year’s 40th annual United States Canoe Association (USCA) Aluminum Canoe Championships. Read the news release.
Aug. 13, 2008 — City and State to Open New Paddling Trail on Aug. 14 10.9-Mile Trail is A First in the DFW Metoplex
City and state officials will dedicate the new 10.9 mile Lake Arlington Paddling Trail at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at Richard W. Simpson Park in Arlington, marking the first Texas Paddling Trail on a lake and the first in Dallas/Fort Worth or any other urban area. Richard Simpson Park is located at 6300 W. Arkansas Lane. Read the news release.
May 6, 2008 — McKinney Leaves Environmental Legacy at TPWD
AUSTIN, Texas — Dr. Larry McKinney, known affectionately as "Dr. Doom" for his candid, outspoken approach to addressing environmental issues, is leaving the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department a legacy not built on despair, but on hope. Read the news release.
April 21, 2008 — Nichol’s Landing Paddling Trail Launch Set for April 30
SPRING BRANCH, Texas — Paddling and nature enthusiasts will celebrate the official opening of the newest Texas Paddling Trail in scenic Spring Branch April 30. Read the news release.
Jan. 14, 2008 — Victoria-Riverside Park Paddling Trail Dedication Set for Wed., Jan. 23
VICTORIA, Texas — Construction of the Victoria-Riverside Park Paddling Trail on the Guadalupe River is complete and the new trail access ramp will be dedicated on Wed., Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Read the news release.
Dec. 21, 2007 — TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2007
EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format for the most part and provide a summary of the top news stories of 2007. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Please note that TPWD will not be distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. Weekly news distribution will resume on Jan. 14, 2008. Happy Holidays! Read the news release.
Oct. 15, 2007 — Bastrop’s 1st Annual NatureFest Celebrates New Paddling Trail Nov. 3
BASTROP, Texas– City and state officials will come together Saturday, Nov. 3, to officially launch the newest Texas Paddling Trail. El Camino Real Paddling Trail is a six-mile long route along the Colorado River that begins at Fisherman’s Park in downtown Bastrop. The trail will become the fourth inland paddling trail in Texas. Read the news release.
April 23, 2007 — Goliad Paddling Trail Opening Slated for April 25
GOLIAD, Texas — Paddling and nature enthusiasts will celebrate the official opening of the newest Texas Paddling Trail in historic Goliad April 25. Read the news release.
Dec. 18, 2006 — TPWD’s Top 10 News Stories of 2006
EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format for the most part and provide a summary of the top news stories of 2006. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Please note that TPWD will not be distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. News distribution will resume on Jan. 16, 2007. Happy Holidays! Read the news release.
March 29, 2006 — First Inland Paddling Trail Opens in Luling
Luling, Texas — A long-forgotten landmark, a peaceful stretch of river and a 25-acre parcel of highway right-of-way were celebrated today as city and state officials officially opened the Luling Zedler Mill Paddling Trail. Read the news release.