Public Hunt at PPLT Preserves
Sep
1
to Nov 4

Public Hunt at PPLT Preserves

In keeping with our responsibilities of wildlife management and our mission to promote education and opportunities for experiencing the outdoors, we are continuing our partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to offer youth-only, dove hunting opportunities for the first split of dove season. The TPWD Public Hunt Program (http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/) is only open to hunters with youth that hold this special permit.

For our properties, the allowed hunting areas are heavily marked so that trespass onto your property is avoided. Hunters will only be allowed access to our property during the first split of dove-hunting season, SEPTEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018

The youth only dove hunt is quite restrictive and TPWD has worked closely with us to increase positive experiences during the hunt and hopefully reduce negative experiences for our neighbors. We are excited about this opportunity for Texas youngsters to experience the great outdoors that makes Texas such a beautiful and special place to live.

TPWD Biologist, ROBERT TRUDEAU: 512-332-7280 or Robert.Trudeau@tpwd.texas.gov

 Game Wardens and Law Enforcement:

Bastrop Co. Game Warden: TYLER STOIKES: 512-718-0886 or

                                             SONNY ALANIZ, 979-204-1257 

Lee Co. Game Warden:       ADAM BROLL, 979-540-0194    

Bastrop Co. Sheriff:              512-303-1080 or 911

Lee Co. Sheriff:                    979-542-2800 or 911

 

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Nature Class- Mammals and Tracking
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Nature Class- Mammals and Tracking

  • Lost Pines Nature Trails (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mammal tracks are everywhere!  They tell the life stories of the mostly unseen animals that share our woodlands, parks, and backyards.  By recognizing and understanding their tracks, you can read the dynamic stories they have written all around us.  Join us for a morning of discovery and fun hands-on activities as we get to know the tracks of mammals such as coyotes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, and more.

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Bands For Lands
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Bands For Lands

Pines and Prairies Land Trust’s annual friendraiser, Bands for Lands is back this October in Bastrop!


Bands for Lands 2018 is a concert supporting Pines and Prairies Land Trust. There will be live music, beer, food trailers, a silent auction, and raffles! More information coming soon.

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Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration

Texan by Nature and our founder, Mrs. Laura Bush, are thrilled to host the first annual Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration. This important event brings together 300 Texas leaders to engage in a thought-provoking summit exploring the beneficial connection between conservation and business. The event culminates in a gourmet meal and celebration of this year’s Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler projects. This exciting summit and celebration is made possible by the generous support of the Pine Foundation.

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Healthy Parks Plan Steering Committee Meeting - Lockhart
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Healthy Parks Plan Steering Committee Meeting - Lockhart

  • First Lockhart National Bank. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This round of Steering Committee Meetings will allow us to present updates related to our GIS analysis and community engagement, and allow the Steering Committee to provide feedback and guidance on our proposed next steps. We will also review draft guiding principles and discuss park and health issues and solutions on a more local level.

Please note that this event is open to Steering Committee members who attended our April event as well as new members.

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Healthy Parks Plan Steering Committee Meeting - Bastrop
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Healthy Parks Plan Steering Committee Meeting - Bastrop

  • Bastrop County Taxes and Development Services Building, TADS Multipurpose Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This round of Steering Committee Meetings will allow us to present updates related to our GIS analysis and community engagement, and allow the Steering Committee to provide feedback and guidance on our proposed next steps. We will also review draft guiding principles and discuss park and health issues and solutions on a more local level.

Please note that this event is open to Steering Committee members who attended our April event as well as new members.

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Bastrop County Conservation Workshop
Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

Bastrop County Conservation Workshop

Bastrop County Conservation Workshop August 1st.jpg

We would like to invite you to our annual summer conservation workshop and awards banquet hosted by the Bastrop County Soil and Water Conservation District and the NRCS. We will be learning about the processes and requirements to maintain agriculture and wildlife tax exemption status. Following the workshop we will host an awards ceremony and a farewell reception for our Rangeland Management Specialist Jason Morris. Jason has dedicated 15 years of Service to the NRCS and will be perusing a PhD program at the University of Iowa. Please RSVP to bastropcounty@swcd.texas.gov or give us a call at 512-321-2489 ext 3. Flyer is attached.

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Wildflower Center Presents: Nature Nights- Every Thursday in June
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Wildflower Center Presents: Nature Nights- Every Thursday in June

  • Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nature Nights at the Ladybird Wildflower Center are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages.

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Wildfire Prevention Workshop
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Wildfire Prevention Workshop

Join the LCRA at McKinney Roughs Nature Park to learn from industry professionals how proper management can ensure a fi re resistant landscape to protect our natural resources, homes and community. This event will provide educational demonstrations, interactive activities and games for all ages.

RSVP to Marshall Trigg to receive a complimentary lunch. Marshall.trigg@lcra.org

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May Work Day at the Colorado River Refuge
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

May Work Day at the Colorado River Refuge

  • Colorado River Refuge- Two Bridges Trailhead (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at the Colorado River Refuge for a volunteer work day to mitigate and stabilize the erosion problem at the Two Bridges trailhead. We will be stilling in the large ravines growing on the hillside and stabilizing the soil. If you have shovels, rakes, or wheelbarrows please bring them along with gloves and water. Email courtney@pplt.org if you plan to come so she can send you more information and last minute updates or needs. We hope to see you there!

 

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CANCELED: TPWD Tours Billig Ranch
May
3
11:00 AM11:00

CANCELED: TPWD Tours Billig Ranch

The Private Lands and Habitat Program and Habitat Conservation Branch will be hosting a Program Staff Field Tour on April 6, 2018.  These tours are a great opportunity for staff who assist with project planning, implementation, and coordination to get out in the field to see projects first hand.  The Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program  restoration site in Bastrop County at the Pines and Prairies Land Trust Billig Ranch Preserve will be the first stop. 

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

 

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