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Learn how to construct a rain barrel and harvest rainwater in our new video. While lawn and garden watering makes up 30 to 50 percent of total household water use during the summer. Collecting rainwater for landscape use not...
These guides will help you save money, conserve water, use less fertilizers and pesticides, and reduce yard waste. Order or download them for FREE! Take Care of Texas Guide to Yard Care is a four page overview of landscape practices...
Now, for the first time, you can purchase an Energy Star-certified clothes dryer . Clothes washers have seen a 70 percent drop in energy use since 1990 but, until now, dryers have largely remained inefficient. Dryers that have earned the...
Take Care of Texas staff just completed their annual updates to the Take Care of Texas tips for Around the House , In the Yard , In the Kitchen , In the Bathroom , and Out and About . The...
How can trees have knees if they don't have bones? The tree with knees is a bald cypress. It lives along rivers and in swamps. Its knees are actually part of its roots, which stick out of the water or...
Across the state, Texans are finding fun, creative ways to do their part, and they're garnering impressive results. We invite you to share your story on the ways you Take Care of Texas at
The new August issue of News You Can Use is out and has some great tips for Taking Care of Texas when going back to school from buying recycled school supplies to using reusable lunch bags to recycling your old...
More than $56 million is now available for projects on the Texas Gulf Coast! The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Commissioner Toby Baker announced that requests for grant applications will be accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 15 for environmental, ecological, or...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today announced that country music star Kevin Fowler has released a follow-up to last year’s popular Take Care of Texas radio and TV public service announcement. “Kevin’s creative contribution...
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...

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