Texan by Nature Announces 2018 Conservation Wranglers
Six Texan-Led Conservation Initiatives Selected for Honor
April 3, 2018 – TEXAS – Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announces the honorees of its annual Conservation Wrangler program for 2018.
Texan by Nature brings business and conservation together through select programs which engage Texans in stewardship of land and communities. The organization’s Conservation Wrangler program recognizes innovative and transformative conservation projects across the state of Texas. Each Conservation Wrangler project positively impacts people, prosperity, and natural resources.
“Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler program ensures that our natural habitat will thrive for our children and grandchildren,” said former First Lady and Founder of Texan by Nature, Mrs. Laura Bush. “We are proud to partner with these terrific organizations, and we are happy to highlight the important work they do to preserve our beautiful state.”
“We are inspired by each of the 2018 Conservation Wrangler applicants, honorees, and by the overall community response to our Conservation Wrangler program,” said Joni Carswell, Executive Director of TxN. “We have incredible partners with groundbreaking projects that will help motivate and improve conservation efforts and education within Texas and beyond.”
Texan by Nature will recognize the 2018 Conservation Wrangler honorees on Oct. 17, 2018, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX. This diverse set of projects impacts land, water, habitat, and sky, and represents six counties and five ecological regions. The following are the six 2018 Conservation Wranglers and their innovative projects:
Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools program works to implement sustainable landscape plans that promote tree canopies on school campuses in Dallas ISD. Benefits of this project include a reduction in radiant heat on campuses, $5+ in social benefit per dollar spent, ecosystem and land stewardship education for students, including hands-on STEM-based and TEKS-certified curriculum, and the health and environmental benefits of the habitat created for more than 1,000 people per school.