Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs Delivers 8 Aquatic Tanks

Onalaska, Shepherd and Goodrich ISD’s Accept the New Aquatic Tanks

Livingston, Texas, April 13, 2015: Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs (LLFoR) delivered a total of eight (8) aquatic tanks to three of our participating independent school districts. Onalaska High School’s, Adam Graham, added another three aquatic tanks, which brings their total to six aquatic tanks; Goodrich High School’s Dr. Gary Bates, Kelly Carnline and Krystal Scott accepted their first three aquatic tanks; Shepherd High School’s, Mr. Steve Price and Steve Cronin, accepted their first two aquatic tanks. These tanks were donated by Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, members of Texas Black Bass Unlimited, the Trinity River Authority and Lindy and Sylvia Ellason (in memory of Lindy). LLFoR wishes to thank the school districts for their support and participation, and for the generosity of the aquatic tank sponsors, who have enabled us to move forward on this habitat restoration project.

This brings the total of 18 aquatic tanks installed at five (5) ISD’s. We have several requests for additional aquatic tanks and feel the funds will be available in early summer, when these requests can be filled. With almost double the number of aquatic tanks installed, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, donated 1,000 American Water-Willow Aquatic Plants, so we can start propagating aquatic plants quickly. LLFoR wishes to thank Craig Bonds and Todd Driscoll for the TPWD donation and for getting these plants to us so quickly. If it were not for our Advisors, Sponsors, Partners and our donors, this habitat restoration project could not be where it is today.

Current plans are to accomplish two aquatic plant splitting’s (propagation) and a Lake planting in mid-May in the Kickapoo Creek area of the Lake. During the Summer recess, volunteers will be needed to propagate the aquatic plants. Our goal is to have another Lake planting in the late September timeframe. If you would like to help us, or require additional information, please contact Jim Meyer at or Tom McDonough at

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