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Texas Parks and Wildlife, TCEQ push conservation

Published On: Jun 04 2013 10:50:13 AM CDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Two state agencies have announced a "Take Care of Texas" campaign to promote water conservation and other environmental protections this summer.
    
Country-rock musician Kevin Fowler donated his time to the project by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Fowler's 30-second public service announcement video began airing across the state Tuesday.
    
The campaign promotes outdoor recreation while asking all Texans to conserve water and other natural resources as the state still struggles with drought.
    
The Legislature recently passed a measure to set up a $2 billion water development fund. Texas voters will make the final decision on the program in November.
    
Lawmakers also boosted spending for state parks, which should keep them open for the next two years.