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Many state parks have organized groups of interested citizens that actively support their park. These nonprofit organizations, sometimes referred to as "friends groups," work on behalf of park sites to assist with daily programs, special events, fundraising and public education. These groups serve as important links to local communities and park user groups, as well.

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The Friends Groups of the Texas State Parks are a very important part of the Texans for State Parks organization. Without these groups, the organization and parks would be in dire need. Here you will find information concerning grants, the starting of friends groups, and much more to help and encourage our much needed friends. Please click through to our resources page.

Game Wardens Investigating Fatal Boat Wreck on Lake Conroe

AUSTIN – Texas game wardens are investigating a fatal boat wreck that occurred Tuesday at about 9 p.m. on Lake Conroe near Atkins Creek. The collision involved two vessels and resulted in the death of Jason Clark, 39, of Magnolia, TX, and injuries to two others.

One female adult was hospitalized with serious injuries, and a female juvenile received minor injuries. All three of the victims were wearing personal flotation devices.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens are investigating the accident with assistance from the Montgomery County Constable’s Office, Precinct 1 – Lake Division and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office – Vehicular Crimes Unit.

Additional details regarding the incident are being withheld pending an investigation by TPWD’s statewide forensics reconstruction and mapping team. That group of game wardens specializes in boat accident reconstruction and is en route to the scene.

Thus far this year there have been 19 boating-related fatalities on Texas rivers and lakes.