Coastal Conservation Association Texas (CCA Texas) is a non-profit marine conservation organization comprised of tens of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. The stated purpose of CCA Texas is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of marine resources. The objective of CCA Texas is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. CCA Texas funds habitat restoration and creation projects in partnership with CCA’s National Habitat Program, Building Conservation Trust. There are 57 chapters of CCA Texas, where members participate in local tournaments, fundraisers and CCA Texas-led initiatives. The CCA Texas STAR Tournament spans the entire Texas Gulf Coast and offers current CCA Texas members the chance to win over $1,000,000 in prizes and scholarships. CCA Texas also funds state-of-the-art hatcheries throughout Texas, advocates for the passing of pro-resource legislation and supports education through funding marine science scholarships.
Founded in 1992, Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park, one of Houston’s largest and most loved urban parks, where more than six million visitors make memories each year.
The Conservancy has completed many iconic improvements for 100-year-old Hermann Park including the Jones Reflection Pool, Kinder Station, Japanese Garden, and Grand Gateway.
Beyond raising funds to improve and maintain the Park, the Conservancy oversees strategic planning for Hermann Park’s future as well as programs focused on visitor services, conservation and stewardship, tree care, and operations and maintenance of the McGovern Centennial Gardens.
Houston Wilderness is a broad-based alliance of business, environmental and government interests that acts in concert to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the Houston region’s precious remaining ecological capital from bottomland hardwoods and prairie grasslands to pine forests and wetlands. This mission is accomplished through Convening various groups to promote protect and preserve the biodiversity in our 10 ecoregions; providing collaborative Problem-Solving opportunities on critical environmental issues; and Educating the public on the many exciting outdoor opportunities in the Greater Houston Region and the health benefits associated with nature. These ecoregion landscapes decrease repetitive flooding, improve water quality, boost outdoor recreation, ecotourism, and economic growth.
The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow. Founded in 2000, Memorial Park Conservancy aspires to implement principles of exceptional park management and stewardship in a successful public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). Memorial Park Conservancy advances our mission through the following areas of focus: Conservation including reforestation and preparation, watering and irrigation, invasive species control, wildlife conservation, soil conservation, and fire protection zones. Amenity Design, Construction and Maintenance including new trails, trail maintenance, new buildings and construction, commemorative plaques and pavers, and existing facility maintenance. Community Involvement and Education including volunteer conservation and forestry work, community events, newsletters and social media, and advocate for Park needs. Leading an Informed Long-Range Master Plan in collaboration with HPARD and the Uptown TIRZ, with the goals of restoring the habitat and a healthy ecosystem to the park, upgrading existing amenities, addressing unmet community needs, elevating the Park to a nationally recognized, award-winning park, and honoring the Ima Hogg legacy of protecting and embracing human and natural history. Executing Current Projects including ongoing forestry care and preparation, construction of the Running Trails Center with an onsite Conservancy office, the Seymour Lieberman Exer-Trail upgrade and daily Park maintenance.