Archive for January 7th, 2013

State Parks: Texas Outdoor Family Grants

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Texas Outdoor Family Workshop

Texas Outdoor Family Workshop

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Need guidance when it comes to spending time outdoors? The Texas Outdoor Family program can help.

23—And it basically just helps teach people how to camp, or remind them of the skills of pitching tents and building fires safely, and how to take their family outdoors. It’s something that we believe very strongly in here at Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Our state park guide Bryan Frazier says there are now ninety thousand additional reasons why the program is better than ever.

31—Texas Outdoor Families, through our interpretive services, here at Parks and Wildlife, received a ninety-thousand dollar grant from the National Outdoor industry Foundation. And that can actually parlay into a few hundred thousand dollars down the road. So, it’s a really important thing for lots of reasons. Not only does it recognize this program as significant, but it helps fund this program that state tax dollars now can be used in other ways. What it does, is it essentially allows us to stretch our budget. So, Kudos to our interpretive services and Texas Outdoor Families for getting this grant.

Thanks, Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

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