Archive for June 20th, 2011

Texas the State of Water

Monday, June 20th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Ten years ago, the July issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine focused on water—and continues to do so each July. Editor Louie Bond describes a few of the stories in the upcoming10th anniversary edition water issue.

64—This year, on our tenth anniversary of that first water issue, we’ve added forty pages, and brought on some of the top experts and best writers and photographers in the state to take a look at how far we’ve come in the past ten years, and where we’ll be heading after that. After a great introduction by Carter Smith—our fearless leader—we move on to a look at the gulf from Larry McKinney, a former head of our coastal fisheries division. We don’t focus so much on the oil spill in this particular issue. But we look at what the gulf means to us, and in the future there. And then we look, with our own wonderful Larry Hodge, at lakes. Particularly at the use of lakes as reservoirs and our future water needs. Then we move onto bays with Carol Flake Chapman, in particular a look at Matagorda Bay; we move I onto springs with Joe Nick Patoski. We also take a look at wetlands with Wendy Holtcamp, who looks at these great nurseries as well as barriers to protect us against coastal storms. Finally, we have a photo essay featuring water in our great state parks. So, we hope you’ll come with us this July to take a look at water in Texas in all its shapes and forms.

Thanks, Louie.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.