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Texas is a big and beautiful state and it's important we protect and conserve its natural resources for future generations. Across the state, Texans are finding fun, creative ways to do their part, and they're garnering impressive results. The following are excerpts of the most innovative, successful ideas submitted.

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Jerry Rusty from Willis Texas

Driving through our Sam Houston National Forest last weekend with it being opening weekend of bow season, I stopped and cleaned up two garbage bags and a case of beer bottles. But I didn’t have room for the coach some dump careless American threw his trash along side of Forest Road 234

Michael And Jennifer T from San Antonio

We use our gray water from our washing machine to water our yard and garden.. we have a nice green yard and and a great garden!

John S from Garland

I take care to buy recycled or recyclable items when possible. I conserve water when possible. I even reuse the waterfront hand washing to flush my toilet.

Brendajc from Round Rock

We harvest rainwater, provide native plants, food for the birds, bees and butterflies, recycling everything we can, as well as picking up trash when we go on hikes or kayak our local rivers! We love Texas and we want to be good stewards of our great state!

Mike M. from Austin

I mash up most of my kitchen scraps and use that for garden bedding, instead of purchasing manufactured fertilizers. My veggies and other plants seem to have increased in quality and liveliness!

Brooke P. from Houston, TX

We have adopted a couple of city drains and keep them cleared so street flooding is reduced which, in turn, reduces the need for city resources during clean up which, in turn, allows the city to focus on bigger clean up needs which, in turn, saves all of us money!

Manor isd from Manor Texas

Get the sea weed off the beaches and get the beaches looking natural nice

Neighborhood Enhancement from San Marcos

City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement cleaning up drainage area before a large storm!

James steel from Watauga

Take great care of Texas there only one of the great states

Barbara F from Zabcikville, Texas

We don’t water our 1/2 acre yard. We’re already doing everything we can! We no longer use 5 gallon water bottles. We bought a reverse osmosis water filter for the kitchen and it tastes just like distilled water!! We never did drive much, but with the pandemic, we are now driving less than 100 miles in two months! Proud to be Texans!

Maggie H. from Denison, Texas

We try to keep our block clean and conserve water usage.

JaniceElliott from Benbrook

Repurpose everything you can! I’m repurposing an old privacy fence to make American flags and build a potting shed.

von Schiller Home School from El Paso, Texas

We recycle cans, plastic bottles, glass and paper. Did you know you can shred news paper and even add pencil shavings and lint to add color, blend all in the blender with water..... squash the gooey mix onto a screen. make it this.. let dry and VOILE!! you have recycled paper, which you can hang as art. or write or draw on as a very artizan piece.!!

Pat Marant from Hockley

My Husband is a homegrown Shiner Tx man. I'm a Texan by choice for 39 years now. We own property and TX will be our home until we die, or 'Come & Get It'.😊

Sue B from Big Spring Tx

When we are through with our water bottles, we crush it in our hands ( mash down from the top into your palm) put the lid back on and toss it into the trash 💕

Mary Lea Wilson from College Station

Every morning when I go walk I pickup trash in the road!

Maria Triana from El Paso Texas

Mantengan A la Cuidad limpia. No tiren basura donde viven Corserven energia. Seamos como antes . Ayudemos a Conservar El Medio Ambiente .Gracias por acertarme en esta Cuidad

Bobbi A. from Dripping Springs

Working hard to preserve the land for my childrenvand grandchildren.

Jerome claud from Waxahachie

Each of us must do our part to keep Texas beautiful ! I am retired and spend my time promoting it ! I am part of a program that studies plants and animals as well as help teach water conservation ! My hope is to teach our younger generation to appreciate their surroundings , I also am a avid bird watcher at a local Audubon . This together I believe, will ensure the care of Texas for future generations to come !!!

Jerome C c e from Waxahachie

As you say there are many different ways we can preserve Texas . Since retirement I have started working at the Audubon preserving our bird species . Teach water conservation and Several other Nationalist organizations . I also plant only native plants in my garden keeping our environment in mind. I am also a recycling nut ! Anything and everything that can be recycled I do ! Finally , I plck up trash . Pollution in our environment ! We can 't do enough for Texas! We have to do our part !

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