Texas Parks & Wildlife Young Professionals, a 40 and under group who are interested and passionate about Texas conservation efforts, hosted a membership event called “Four Corners & Flies” on September 25 at Four Corners Brewing Company. The group added 11 new members.
Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company showcased different rods and reels, and then helped attendees with their fly fishing techniques. Tailwaters judged a casting competition in which winners were chosen for accuracy and awarded various merchandise. Four Corners Brewing Company provided complimentary local craft brews, while guests visited and listened to live musician Michael Donner.
Tim Birdsong, chief of Ecosystem and Habitat Assessment at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, gave a presentation on conservation issues affecting local rivers and streams, and talked about what the Young Professionals could do to help.
Mac Macfarlan, chair of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Young Professionals, said, "We are excited about our growing membership and were really happy with the turnout for the Four Corners & Flies event. More than 70 young professionals attended and experienced an awesome venue at Four Corners Brewery in the new Trinity Groves development in West Dallas. Several new members who signed up that night won great door prizes from some of our sponsors.”
Launched in June 2013, Texas Parks and Wildlife Young Professionals Group connects professionals 40 and under who are driven by a common vision to raise awareness of the land and wildlife conservation issues facing this generation; preserve hunting, fishing, and outdoor heritage; lead and serve in their communities; and establish meaningful relationships among like‐minded individuals. Benefits of membership include invitations to special events and service opportunities, an annual subscription to Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, and multiple outreach activities. Membership dues are $75, and for more information, visit http://www.tpwf.org/happenings/young-professionals-group/.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation raises private funds to help Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas for present and future generations. For information, visit online at www.tpwf.org.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information, visit online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.