Take Care of Texas

All Texans have a part to play in preserving our exceptional quality of life.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save a little money in the process!

Thank you for doing your part to Take Care of Texas. And, remember—Texas has clean air, rivers, lakes, and bays, so get outdoors and enjoy them!

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Take The Pledge

Take th e Pledge and we will send you a FREE Texas Parks & Wildlife "Texas State Parks: Official Guide" and a FREE sticker!

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News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Awesome Outdoor Activities in Texas

Readers of this blog are dedicated to taking care of Texas, but don’t forget to get out and enjoy our state, too. ...

El Rio Bravo del Norte - The Fierce River of the North

The Rio Grande is a river with a history as deep as the canyons it cuts. Texas is proud of the Rio Grande River and its story is one to be shared....

And The Winner Is...

Read about our 2021 Kids Art Contest Winner ...

Bat Boxes: Help Texas Bats Bounce Back  

While Take Care of Texas focuses on how humans can take action to protect our state, native wildlife also play an essential role in Texas environme...

The Texas 20

Earth Day, observed on Thursday, April 22 this year, is the annual celebration of our planet and a yearly reminder of our collective responsibility...

Lessons from Winter Storm Uri

A Take Care of Texas staff member recalls ways that conservation concepts were valuable to him during the history winter storm that took many Texans' power and water for several days. ...

Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 7–13. ...

Texas Symbols Coloring Pages

Show your Texas pride with these Take Care of Texas coloring pages!...

How Texans Are Doing Their Part

I use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for watering my outdoor plants; its better for the plants and easier on my water bill. Sometimes I even use the rainwater to wash my dog!

- CYNTHIA R. RICHARDSON

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