TPWD News Digest for the Week of June 28-July 3, 2013
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TPWD News Digest for the Week of June 28-July 3, 2013

All TPWD news releases available online:

www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/ or on our twitter site @tpwdnews@tpwdhunt or @tpwdparks

July 2, 2013

·       Game Wardens Investigate Fatal Boating Accident at Lake Fork

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Game Wardens are investigating a double fatality boating accident on Lake Fork.

·       Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Season to Open July 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Monday, July 15. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public.

·       Beat July Heat with a Canoe, Kayak Outing

AUSTIN – Join one of the fastest-growing segments of outdoor recreation and have some cool summer fun by kayaking or canoeing dozens of Texas’ easily accessible and scenic waterways in a state park or along a designated Texas Paddling Trail.

July 1, 2013

·       Emergency Zebra Mussels Order Signed

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith has signed an emergency order adding the West Fork of the Trinity River including Lakes Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, and Worth to the list of water bodies under special regulations intended to help control the spread of zebra mussels.

·       Invasive Species Workshop at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center July 13

ATHENS—You can help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic and other species in East Texas.

Calendar:

For events in your area, visit our calendar section at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/

News Staff

A directory of TPWD staff is available at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/mrg.phtml

Mike Cox, News Team Leader, 512-389-8046 (office), 512-965-7574 (mobile), mike.cox@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Law enforcement and coastal fisheries, but he can be contacted on any issue)

Steve Lightfoot, Wildlife & Fisheries Information Specialist: 512-389-4701 (office), 512-565-3680 (mobile), steve.lightfoot@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Wildlife, hunting and inland fisheries)

Rob McCorkle, State Parks Information Specialist: 830-866-3533 (office), 512-924-7165 (mobile), robert.mccorkle@tpwd.state.tx.us.

(State Parks and travel/tourism)

Other contacts:

Lydia Saldaña, Communications Division Director: 512-389-4457 (office), 512-217-9479 (mobile), lydia.saldana@tpwd.state.tx.us

Tom Harvey, Media Communication Director: 512-389-4453 (office), 512-565-3679 (mobile), tom.harvey@tpwd.state.tx.us

Larry Hodge, Inland Fisheries Information Specialist: 903-670-2255 (office), larry.hodge@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Inland Fisheries Division news)

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