Conservation Matters April 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Texas Sea Grant seeking public input on coastal and marine efforts

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is seeking feedback from Texans in the areas of coastal and marine research, outreach and education through an online survey, available at available texas-sea-grant.tamu.edu. The program is currently developing its strategic plan for 2014–2017. As a "thank you," five people who complete the survey will be chosen at random to win $100 gift cards, according to Texas Sea Grant.

Texas Sea Grant's mission is to improve the understanding, use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources. To achieve this mission, the program develops and supports research, education and outreach programs and partnerships, and relies on the public for knowledge, advice and guidance.

The survey covers coastal community growth and development, jobs and the economy, coastal and marine education, and coastal health, safety and beauty.

Based on the Land Grant concept, Texas Sea Grant is a partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas, universities across the state and marine-related industries to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. Based at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences. It is also one of 32 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country that are part of the National Sea Grant Network. The National Sea Grant Program is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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