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Texans for State Parks 2016 Annual Conference

March 25 & 26, 2016

Lake Brownwood State Park Recreation Hall



Plans continue to take shape for the TfSP 2016 Annual Conference March 25 & 26.  The 2016 conference will begin with Friday evening programs by various Park Friends Groups at the park’s historic recreation hall.

Saturday, TfSP President John Gosdin will open the program with an overview of TfSP’ s activities and plans for the future. Brent Leisure, Director, State Parks will follow with the state of the State Parks System and the challenges ahead.   Brent will review the significant achievements during the recent Texas Legislative Session including the PWD 2016-17 biennial budget, the Sporting Goods Sales Tax revenue for parks and the liability coverage for volunteers using TPWD vehicles and power equipment.  He will also brief us on the upcoming Legislative Study Committee Items.

The Saturday program will include ideas to serve Friends groups in advocating for their parks and in communicating their needs to park supporters without ‘lobbying’.  Sessions are also planned to provide information about Sales Tax, insurance for Friends Groups, and how to leverage community relationships for local support of your park, as well as issue of importance to all of us, ‘Prospecting for Financial Resources’.  If you have a particular topic of interest you would like to address, let us hear from you. 

The park will waive all fees for this event.  TfSP is working with the Central Reservation Center and Lake Brownwood State Park to reserve some sites for the conference weekend. More information will be forthcoming regarding reservation procedures for overnight facilities for those attending the conference.  .

Conference registration will begin February 1.  Watch for future newsletters, bulletins and www.the texansstateparks.org, or contact Linda Evans leevans@texas.net for more information about conference agenda, registration, and other details.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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