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Big Cypress Bayou and Caddo Lake are renowned for their recreational value, which help fuel the local economy. Each year, the lake draws thousands of visitors, who have the opportunity to paddle through stately, moss-draped cypress trees, and wildlife watchers can search for hundreds of different species.
Here in Matagorda Bay, Texas, we're working on one of the largest oyster reef restoration projects in the country!
Take a look at how we're collaborating with cities to protect and restore natural systems for the benefit of people and nature.
Watch a beautiful slideshow of places we've protected throughout Texas.
View a slideshow showcasing documenting the construction of Half Moon Reef.
Our projects benefit nearly a dozen different waterways around the state—browse these spectacular images to discover how we’re working to protect Texas’ water.
Watch a video about Half Moon Reef, one of the largest and most innovative oyster reef restoration projects in the country.
Our Urban Strategies Initiative recognizes two key facts: first, that increasingly crowded urban environments will require, above all else, reliable sources of food, water and energy; and secondly, that the health and viability of those areas will depend on a strong connection to, and understanding of, natural resource management both inside and outside of cities.
The natural systems like oyster reefs, seagrass beds and wetlands that form the foundation of the Gulf of Mexico's ecology are in trouble; but thoughtful conservation can help protect what remains and restore what has been lost.