For the past quarter century, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has played a vital role in conserving the lands and waters of Texas through private philanthropy.  More than 170,000 acres have been protected, an area that’s larger than some countries!

Philanthropy was critical to the successful acquisition of the stunning 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast, the most important coastal land initiative in decades. A portion of the property is now a wildlife management area, forever conserving habitat for hundreds of species, including the endangered whooping crane. The remaining portion of the property will one day become a state park.

 

 

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Matagorda Peninsula has been the target of conservation efforts since the 1980s, and TPWF plays a pivotal role in connecting funders who seek to conserve Texas’ sensitive coastal resources to opportunities for impactful investment. TPWF has provided matching funds and low-cost interim financing to acquire over 6,100 acres of pristine barrier habitat on Matagorda Peninsula. The newly acquired acreage is permanently conserved as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Matagorda Peninsula Coastal Management Area.

In 2010, a pristine stretch of the Devils River was saved from development forever after a private fundraising effort brought in $10 million, which was leveraged with $4 million in state and federal funds. Nearly 18,000 acres of biologically diverse and culturally significant land in Val Verde County were conserved, including 10 miles of frontage along the Devils River.

Are you ready to join us?

Together, we can ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife for the benefit of all Texans.

Stewardship News

Texas State Parks Invites Texans to Join in Celebrating 100 Years of State Parks in 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2022 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Texas State Parks Invites Texans to Join in Celebrating 100 Years of State Parks in 2023 H-E-B Supports…

TPWF Program Helps Buffer Protected Lands from Development

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2022 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org TPWF Program Helps Buffer Protected Lands from Development New program supports its first conservation easement, forever protecting land…

H-E-B Partners with TPWF to Enhance Conservation in Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2022 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org H-E-B Partners with TPWF to Enhance Conservation in Texas Thanks to a new partnership with H-E-B, Texas Parks…

H-E-B partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to help conserve and protect Texas

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Phillips 66 Donations Enhance Outdoor Experiences Across Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2022 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Phillips 66 Donations Enhance Outdoor Experiences Across Texas Thanks to the generosity of Phillips 66, visitor experiences at…

Remainder of Powderhorn Ranch Donated to TPWD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2021 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Remainder of Powderhorn Ranch Donated to TPWD Pristine coastal tract to become a Texas State Park in the…

TPWF and Apache Corporation Raise $2 million for Balmorhea State Park Pool Repairs

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Apache announces additional $1 million endowment at Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 24, 2019 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Castlen Kennedy 713.296.7276 castlen.kennedy@apachecorp.com…

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Appeals to Texans for Final Push for Balmorhea Pool Repair

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$625,000 raised or pledged so far toward the $1 million challenge grant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org   Texas Parks and Wildlife…

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