State Representative James White becomes a Partner/Advisor on Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs Project

Will serve as a Partner and Advisor

Livingston, Texas, June 18, 2015: District 19, State Representative, James White has joined forces with Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs (LLFoR), by agreeing to Partner and Advise LLFoR. He visited with Livingston High School and Onalaska High School staff, administration and students late last year and has since been in several meetings with LLFoR and community leaders. In his letter to LLFoR he stated the student involvement and education on habitat restoration, teaching the importance of clean water and the promotion of providing protection for the Lake’s wildlife was key in his joining forces with LLFoR. The letter went on to highlight the LLFoR objective of promoting the Lake’s economic value of serving sportsmen, nature lovers, birders and water recreation enthusiasts.

Representative White further stated he was very impressed with the project, and the fact they were named one of the top 10 “Aquatic Habitat Restoration Projects” to watch in the United States by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, and its funding arm, the National Fish Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs.  The project has a ten-year timeframe of planting aquatic plants, which will be raised by the students at various Independent School Districts.

Tom McDonough, LLFoR Project Director, Texas Black Bass Unlimited Board member and San Jacinto Master Gardener and Jim Meyer, Project Manager of the Piney Wood Lakes Chapter Texas Master Naturalist, are pleased that Representative White has joined forces with LLFoR.  He will be able to assist us at the State level and with community leaders.  Our two principal Advisors on the Lake are Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Inland Fisheries and the Trinity River Authority.  Their support has been instrumental to our project, and Representative White will also be key to our project’s success.

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