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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« Last post by Bear on November 16, 2014, 09:07:40 AM »
Thanks for the clarification. I forgot about GRTU stocking of the canyon trailrace.
Wish I could attend but can't.

I am looking forward to the ONE FLY, such a great time with a great group of
folks.

Bear
Denis Auger
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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« Last post by Wormdrowner on November 16, 2014, 06:11:21 AM »
GRTU stocked this past week.
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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« Last post by Bear on November 15, 2014, 07:01:43 PM »
According to the TPWD trout stocking schedule for the Cannon Tailrace is Sunday Dec. 7th.  Go to their web page and check, I have been known to be wrong.

Bear
Denis Auger
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Events and Information / Re: Powderhorn Ranch Acquisition Update
« Last post by Dave Kelly on November 15, 2014, 02:17:10 PM »
This would be a good project for a TFF a donation. Why don't you bring this  up at the  next board meeting in January? $5000 sounds like a good number.
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Events and Information / Powderhorn Ranch Acquisition Update
« Last post by MikeF on November 15, 2014, 12:04:53 PM »
Walmart Acres for America Program Makes $525,000
Grant for Powderhorn Ranch Acquisition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2014
Media contact: Lydia Saldaña
817-851-5729
lsaldana@tpwf.org

Walmart Acres for America Program Makes $525,000 Grant for Powderhorn Ranch Acquisition
Texas Coastal Purchase Part of Public/Private Partnership to fund conservation projects across the nation

DALLAS- Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast is one of four grant recipients announced this week by Walmart’s Acres for America program. The program is considered to be one of the most effective public-private partnerships in the history of U.S. conservation efforts and was established in 2005 by the Arkansas based retail giant in collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Program goals are to conserve lands of national significance, protect critical fish and wildlife habitat and benefit people and local economies.

Acres for America began as a 10-year, $35 million commitment by Walmart to purchase and preserve one acre of wildlife habitat in the United States for every acre of land developed by the company. The program has protected critical habitats for birds, fish, plants and wildlife and has funded 59 projects in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The 2014 grants total $2,325,000, and will leverage an additional $82,936,000, for a total conservation investment of more than $85 million.

In August 2014, a multi-partner coalition announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County.  The acquisition conserves a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state and represents the largest conservation investment in Texas history. In years to come, Powderhorn Ranch is expected to become a state park and wildlife management area.  Project partners include The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation, NFWF, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The TPW Foundation is spearheading the fundraising for the $50 million project, which includes the purchase of the property, habitat restoration and management, as well as a long-term endowment. The $525,000 grant announced this week will go toward land acquisition costs.

“We’re thrilled at the announcement of this generous $525,000 grant, “said Anne Brown, executive director for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. “Walmart’s Acres for America program underscores the necessity of public/private partnerships in funding transformational conservation projects that will benefit all citizens. Powderhorn Ranch is an investment that will benefit the communities nearby and the entire State of Texas. It exemplifies Walmart’s commitment to the communities in which it operates.”

With the Acres for America grant, $43.5 of the $50 million needed for the project has been raised. Additional contributions are welcome and interested donors can contact Anne Brown at the TPW Foundation for more information at 214-364-5632 or abrown@tpwf.org

The other projects funded by the 2014 Acres for America grant are the Hood Canal Landscape Conservation Initiative in Washington, the Lost Coast Redwood and Salmon Initiative in California and the Coastal Headwaters Forest Longleaf Conservation and Restoration project in Alabama and Florida.

For more information about the Acres for America 2014 recipients:
For more information about Powderhorn Ranch:

Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation has leveraged public funds with private philanthropy to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat, recreational areas, and natural resources.  Since its inception, the TPW Foundation has raised more than $100 million to help ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« Last post by Wormdrowner on November 14, 2014, 04:57:31 AM »
I'd love to, but I gotta work a half day Friday.
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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« Last post by djkahney on November 13, 2014, 08:54:13 PM »
Interested in going down Friday AM early, fishing the day , then joining the group on Sat.  Anyone interested, to split costs?
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Outing Information Only / Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Last post by Golden on November 12, 2014, 04:43:36 PM »
Sounds like everything is coming together Skip.  Unfortunately this weekend my eldest daughter is having an early family Thanksgiving dinner as her mom (my ex) will be in town for a convention so I must pass on this one. We are also scheduled for family photo shoot at her new home too. Sorry the redfish will have to wait until January/February for me. Here's to you guys having a "whale" of a time!
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Outing Information Only / Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Last post by Skip on November 10, 2014, 10:26:01 PM »
Alright Guys, it's getting closer to the actual date of the Louisiana Marsh outing, so a little update. Talked to Jeff Ferguson, a member of the Contraband Fly Casters, Monday morning.  He said that water conditions on the lake were great.  If there are no heavy rains, to muddy things up, between now and the event itself we should have a great trip.  He was out chuckin' plugs for specs on Sunday and ran into a pod of reds and limited out in no time. (His words, not mine). He said his group was looking forward to meeting us Friday night (Nov. 21st) and getting out on the water with us Saturday. If you haven't signed up yet you'd better get it done.  As things stand now we're getting a little tight on room but we can always fit a few more in. 
Skip-
713-822-0069
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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« Last post by Puck on November 10, 2014, 10:33:58 AM »
PM sent.

Puck
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