Texas Playa Conservation Initiative Selected as 2018 Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler

Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, selected the Texas Playa Conservation Initiative as one of six honorees for its 2018 Conservation Wrangler program.

Texan by Nature brings business and conservation together through select programs which engage Texans in stewardship of land and communities. The organization’s Conservation Wrangler program recognizes innovative and transformative conservation projects across the state of Texas. Each Conservation Wrangler project positively impacts people, prosperity, and natural resources.

“Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler program ensures that our natural habitat will thrive for our children and grandchildren,” said former First Lady and Founder of Texan by Nature, Mrs. Laura Bush. “We are proud to partner with these terrific organizations, and we are happy to highlight the important work they do to preserve our beautiful state.”

“We are inspired by each of the 2018 Conservation Wrangler applicants, honorees and by the overall community response to our Conservation Wrangler program,” said Joni Carswell, Executive Director of TxN. “We have incredible partners with groundbreaking projects that will help motivate and improve conservation efforts and education within Texas and beyond.”

Texan by Nature will recognize the 2018 Conservation Wrangler honorees on Oct. 17, 2018, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX. This diverse set of projects impacts land, water, habitat, and sky, and represents six counties and five ecological regions.

Honorees were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Texan-led conservation initiative
  • Benefits community by providing tangible returns for people, prosperity, and natural resources
  • Reaches new and diverse audiences
  • Science-based
  • Measurable process and conservation outcomes
  • Partnership between community, business, individuals, and conservation organizations

For more information on TxN partnerships and programs, or to learn how to get involved, please visit www.texanbynature.org.