Every Kid in a Park

From sea to shining sea, our country is home to gorgeous landscapes, vibrant waterways and historic treasures. But right now, young people are spending more time in front of screens than outside. President Obama is committed to giving every child the chance to explore America’s great outdoors and unique history. That’s why he launched the…

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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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