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I’m not one to deep dive into new legislature, but upon hearing of House Bill 158’s recent passing, I got pretty stoked. Through this new bill, 94% of state sales tax revenue from sporting goods (aka when you shop ACK) goes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
This past Sunday, I wanted to get outside and accomplish some much needed climbing. After warming up a bit at North Austin’s “Austin Rock Gym” I headed West to Reimer’s Ranch for some bouldering, hiking, and people watching.
Austin Canoe and Kayak Raises $2,250 For Local Outdoor Organizations Through Kayak Fishing, Looks To 2014
Austin, Texas – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC made donations totaling $2,250 to the Kids Outdoor Zone and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center using money raised by their Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) in 2013. In addition, a total of 24 fishing rods were donated to Brown Santa for the holidays to help children celebrate Christmas.
50 years ago, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was created by the merger of the Texas Game & Fish Commission and the State Parks board. Since then, they have been working to make “life better outside” in Texas and we really do appreciate their efforts here at ACK.
If you are from or around Texas, you are probably familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddling Trails program. They are doing a phenomenal job in designating and managing paddling trails throughout the state.
The San Antonio River Authority in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife opened Bexar County’s first paddling trail earlier this month. The Saspamco paddling trail is located south of San Antonio with it’s put in located near Elmendorf, TX and its take out at the Helton San Antonio River Nature Park.
This story was originally published by Michael Banks of “Friends of the Neches River”, an organization formed to preserve, protect and restore the wild and scenic Neches River to provide outdoor opportunity and enjoyment of this natural and cultural resource for present and future generations. Thanks for sharing this short story with us Michael…