Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has launched a new program and website to help Texas Game Wardens get the job done out in the field. Through private donations, Gear Up for Game Wardens will provide specialty equipment Texas Game Wardens need to maintain safety and provide the highest level of service to the people of Texas. While the state provides the basic necessities for wardens to do their jobs, there is still a critical need for additional equipment.
That’s why a group of dedicated citizens is partnering with TPWF, the official nonprofit funding partner of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), to launch Gear Up for Game Wardens. As a new program of TPWF, Gear Up for Game Wardens will raise private funds to ensure that Texas’ 550 game wardens have access to specialized equipment beyond their standard issue gear. A citizen-led Leadership Committee is supporting these efforts.
“Texas Game Wardens played an important role as first responders in rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey and specialty gear no doubt saved some lives,” said Dan Flournoy, chair of the Gear Up for Game Wardens Leadership committee. “Along with their duty during natural disasters…
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