the nature conservancy

A Look to the Future of Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Matt Joyce

Andrew Sansom got his first job in 1959 as a lifeguard at Lake Jackson Municipal Pool in his hometown about 55 miles south of Houston.

Conservation Effort Preserves Scenic Hill Country Site Along the Blanco River

November 20, 2019 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Nature Conservancy and Hays County are purchasing 530 acres of the former El Rancho Cima Boy Scout Camp—a scenic Hill Country site along the sparkling Blanco River 18 miles west of San Marcos—with plans to manage the land as a nature park.

These 10 Texas Nature Conservancy Preserves Offer Public Access—and Plenty of Awe-Inspiring Sights

March 20, 2018 | By Pam LeBlanc

Waltz across Texas and you’ll find coastal marshes where alligators lurk, spring-fed pools in the middle of the desert, and green-blue creeks sandwiched between cypress-lined banks.

Editor’s Note: More Reasons to Get Outside this Spring

March 19, 2018 | By

Americans are spending less and less time outdoors.
According to recent studies, we spend an average of 93 percent of our lives indoors, and children today spend half as much time playing outside as their parents did.

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