Posts Categorized: Press Release

The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program has donated $3,000 to the Friends for the Wildlife Corridor (www.friendsofthewildlifecorridor.org ) in sponsorship of Rio Reforestation 2015. Rio Reforestation is an annual public tree-planting event hosted by the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge for the past 24 years. On October 17, 2015, up to 1,000 volunteers…

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From Texas Parks and Wildlife press release. Great Texas Birding Classic Awards $25,000 in Conservation Grants AUSTIN—The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Great Texas Birding Classic, an all ages statewide birding event, has generated $844,500 for 95 on-the-ground habitat acquisition, restoration and enhancement projects during the last 19 years. This year’s tournament, which saw a…

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On May 19, 2015, the Junior Class of PSJA North High School presented a check to the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor in support of programs at the Santa Ana and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges. This year the check was for $1,700!   left to right: Ally Elizondo (Student Council Historian), Marie Santiago (Science…

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On January, 10, 2015, USFWS hosted a wildlife tour followed by dinner at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge to honor partnerships that have increased protected habitat for the endangered ocelot. Honorees included: Phil and Karen Hunke, McAllen conservationists who worked with The Nature Conservancy to protect 1,119 acres of their Tecolote Ranch in Hidalgo County….

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This morning, December 4, 2014, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge celebrated a great collaborative effort – the construction of the awesome Willow Lakes Boardwalk. This project was done with the cooperation of USFWS staff, Friends of the Wildlife Corridor, United Airlines Foundation, and a great team of volunteers. The original boardwalk was damaged in the…

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