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Texans for State Parks
Updated Information about our Parks and Happenings
Texans for State
Parks Vice President Bob Armstrong has been honored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Big Bend Ranch State Park with
the visitors center named after him. He worked hard to see this Park came into existence.
On September 21, 2013, the
TfSP Board of Directors approved funding for the establishment of new financial assistance program to build
and enhance the capacity of Friends Groups across Texas.
Fact Sheet entitled Park Friends Development Grant Program explains
in detail the purpose and procedures to be followed by eligible groups seeking such assistance. An Application form is also attached. Grants up to $500 are now available. (The total number of grants to be awarded this year will be limited by the Board of Directors’ approved budget.)
program was officially launched last week in Galveston with its announcement to all State Park Superintendents at the
TPWD's Texas State Parks Conference "Growing New Guardians". This new TfSP grant
program should be an immediate and contributing influence to grow and strengthen local grassroots guardianship efforts for
our State Park system.
The purposes of this special newsletter are:
to announce the launch of this
new program to all existing TfSP members,
to transmit and disseminate the attached Fact Sheet and Application form, and
to encourage you to publicize this new initiative
by discussing it with all potential applicants you know.
noted on the Application form, funding request deadlines for 2014 are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15. In short, there is a quick turnaround for the first round of applications. The Board of Directors
plans to consider recommendations from the Grant Review Committee and make decisions at its meeting on March 1, 2014 for projects
to be funded in the first round.
If you need additional information
or have any questions, please contact one of the persons listed at the bottom of the Fact Sheet.
John Gosdin, President
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The mission of Texans for
State Parks is to preserve and enhance the State Park System for the benefit of the people of Texas and their guests.
Welcome to our website. Texans for State Parks supports all our State
Parks and State Parks Friends Groups. We keep our membership in touch with all the changes, funding, and new laws affecting
our State Park System.