New Braunfels’ Forever Foundation for Texas Wildlife is the recipient of a $59,270 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).
The grant, which was announced today, will fund Getting Texans Outside. The program offers greater access for urban populations and people of color by increasing outdoor opportunities with private landowners, TPWD said in a statement.
Two huntmaster programs will train experienced hunters to volunteer as mentors on 10 adult hunts and four mentored youth hunts.
A new pilot program, Texas Nature Expeditions, will partner with community youth groups to engage families in ornithology and bird watching, water ecology and wildlife photography.
The grant was awarded through TPWD’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). Some 41 grant partnerships totaling over $2 million will support community-based conservation and outdoor recreation activities throughout the state.