Archive for March 5th, 2012

TPW TV: Renewal

Monday, March 5th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

Springtime is a season of renewal, and two stories scheduled this month on the Texas Parks and Wildlife television series illustrate this rebirth. Producer, Alan Fisher.

60—One [called] A New North Deer, is about one of the largest rookery islands in all of the upper Texas coast. North Deer Island in Galveston Bay has been under threat of erosion. It’s home to some 18 species of birds. There are tens of thousands of birds there nesting, and so they were threatened, essentially, by this erosion.

What this crew is doing is they’re constructing a rock breakwater, and it’ll trip the waves, reducing the wave energies reducing the wave energies that cause erosion on the island.

The following week is a story called Reclaiming the River, and it follows a group in Bastrop who were rallying around a used up piece of land that had been a little abused, and turning it into a park with trails and river access.

People will be able to come over here and site and watch the river. You can see lots of birds flying in here. Very nice.

We always encourage people to check their local listings, but if the segments are unavailable, or you happen to not be in front of your TV that week, why go look for us on YouTube.

Thanks, Alan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.