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The State of Texas has unveiled , a dedicated online resource for Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts. features links and background information on the three funding sources available, RESTORE (Resources & Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of...
The City of San Marcos and Texas State University, San Marcos Recreation on the San Marcos River has long been central to the lifestyle of residents and visitors alike. A recent population boom has impacted the river’s delicate ecosystem, causing...
Our 2016 Kids Art Contest is now open for entries! Students can enter by submitting a unique piece of artwork showing how they can help Take Care of Texas! Fifteen lucky kids across Texas will win a Samsung tablet and...
Want to save water and money? The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has declared a sales tax holiday on water-efficient and water-conserving products. The 2016 holiday is from Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. There is no limit on...
Here in Texas, we’re fortunate to have a vast array of wonders to experience, from Goose Island State Park to Big Bend National Park. We can all play a part in preserving our beloved state. This holiday season, give the...
If you’re like many Texans, the first warm, sunny weekend gets you motivated to spruce up your home. Developing simple, smart spring cleaning and home improvement habits can make a big difference for the environment and your pocketbook. Start by...
What is nonpoint source pollution? Nonpoint source pollution , also called runoff, results when contaminants from a variety of sources are carried by rainfall into surface water and groundwater sources. Pollutants include fertilizers, herbicides, oil, sediment, and bacteria and can...
You may qualify for rebates or tax incentives that will help you save money while conserving water, energy, and fuel. Click on your location to start saving! In addition to rebates, there are also federal tax credits available for certain...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today unveiled a specialty license plate, encouraging drivers to proudly show their commitment to the state’s environment. “With more than 9 million automobiles on the road in Texas, and...

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