The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division has selected 10 new projects to be supported by the Habitat and Angler Access Program (HAAP) for 2024-25. HAAP, which launched in June 2021, sponsored its first round of projects in 2022-23 and is primarily funded by the purchase of freshwater fishing licenses.
“The Habitat and Angler Access Program offers us a tremendous opportunity to support much needed fish habitat enhancement initiatives and shoreline-based access improvements, improving conservation of fisheries resources and quality of angling for Texans,” said Michael Homer, Abilene District fisheries biologist and HAAP coordinator.
The second round of projects are expected to be completed by August 31, 2025. The next request for proposals for fiscal years 2026-27 will be announced in spring 2025.
Projects selected for 2024-25 are listed below:
- Fishing Pier at Lake Bridgeport (City of Runaway Bay)
- Fishing Piers at Lake Livingston
- MediPark Fishing Pier in Amarillo
- Hill at Sims Fishing Lake Access and Habitat Project
- City of Early Town Center Kayak Launches
- Miller’s Pond Fishing Pier and Pond Aeration Project
- Garner State Park Riparian Restoration Project
- TreeFolks Reforestation Project
- Iraan Riparian Restoration and Angler Access Project
- Upper San Marcos River Invasive Species Control Project
Read the full article here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20230928a