Houston, Texas – CCA Texas recently provided funding for the repairs of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Law Enforcement Division district airboat. This airboat is used by TPWD Game Wardens in a wide variety of conservation enforcement missions including search and rescue, migratory game bird enforcement, commercial crab enforcement and crab trap cleanup, as well as netting enforcement.
“This refurbished airboat has a state-of-the-art new engine and propeller system, with more horsepower and half the weight of the old engine installed in 2003,” said Ronnie Luster, Chairman of the CCA Texas TPWD Committee. “This airboat can navigate in less than an inch of water or run on land, whereas other enforcement boats cannot. It is also the most environmentally-friendly boat, as it does not damage or destroy sea grass.”
CCA Texas has provided TPWD with over $32,000, which was put towards a new motor and drive, as well as a polymer bottom. With renovations now completed, the 13-year old boat has been rendered good as new.
“Texas Game Wardens greatly benefit from the steadfast and sustained relationship with CCA Texas,” said Captain Jason Campbell, TPWD. “Many of our conservation and enforcement accomplishments are a direct result of their support. Funding these repairs will allow the continued use of this airboat toward our shared interest in conservation enforcement.”
CCA Texas is committed to supporting TPWD and providing funds towards Game Warden equipment, which directly impact their effectiveness and success.
“We are very pleased to be able to continue to support TPWD,” said Luster. “CCA Texas has a long history of contributing to TPWD for coastal enforcement ability and our mutual interest and partnership in conservation.