Dec. 21, 2012 – THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Texas A&M University Forest Service
was given a new reason to celebrate this holiday season receiving a grant from
Entergy Texas, Inc. for $5,000 towards the 2013 Texas Wildlife & Woodland
Expo. The event is scheduled to take place March 23, 2013.
Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo
& Spring Fling is designed to help families learn a little about the land
on which they live — and how to best take care of it — through hands-on
clinics, live demonstrations and children’s activities.
“This is really a great way for families to
get outside and have fun together — and learn a little something in the
process,” said John Warner, urban district forester with Texas Forest Service
and one of the event founders.
“Our motto is: Play for a day,
learn for a lifetime. If we can make learning fun, then you’re more likely
to take that information and apply it when you get back home. That’s our goal.”
Texas A&M Forest Service, and
partnering agencies have been conducting the expo in the Conroe area for the
last five years.
Entergy Texas, Inc. has awarded nearly $80,000 to more than 30
organizations in the local area through their micro grant program and
charitable foundation grants.
“Investing in our communities means more than providing
electricity,” Melissa Bochat, customer service manager, Entergy Texas, Inc. “It
also means helping our customers accomplish the goals they have for their home
towns. It is a privilege to be able to provide funds from our micro grant
program to turn dreams into reality.”
Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties.
It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy
company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution
operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000
megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts
of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
more information on Texas
Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling or a detailed schedule of
events, go to http://expo.tamu.edu.
John Warner, Urban District Forester
Texas A&M Forest Service, 936-546-3169, email@example.com
Texas A&M Forest Service, 979-458-6614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Texas A&M
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