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Texas to Receive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Resoration Funding
AUSTIN – Five Texas-based projects totaling about $18 million have been approved to begin to compensate Texas for lost human use of natural resources resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The three artificial reef and two state park projects are part of the latest round of early restoration led by state and federal Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees.

The five Texas projects are part of a broader suite of 44 projects totaling an estimated $627 million across the Gulf, the largest suite of early restoration projects since the oil spill. About 63 percent, or $397 million, of the projects address ecological losses. The remaining 37 percent, or $230 million, address lost recreational services.

This is the first early restoration phase with Texas-based projects, following two previous phases totaling $71 million. Work on Texas projects is expected to begin in 2015.......Read More
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Zebra Mussels Spread to Lake Waco
ATHENS—Lake Waco has become the seventh lake in Texas to be infested by invasive zebra mussels.

City of Waco employees found suspected zebra mussels on September 26, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees confirmed their presence Monday.

Brian Van Zee, Inland Fisheries Regional Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), said, “This recent infestation is very disappointing, because TPWD, the City of Waco and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) have been working collaboratively for the past couple of years to educate the boating public about the zebra mussel threat.”......Read More
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