Joe Leyva, Jorge Longoria and Steven Miller

participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June

and July. They were among one hundred and thirty-five high school

students that took part in this award-winning leadership

development program.

The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high

school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife

and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship,

team building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors

for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and

fisheries legacy for future generations.

There are five Brigade camps each summer; two

Buckskin Brigades, two Bobwhite Brigades, and the Bass Brigade.

Participants must be between 13 and 17 years of

age, and submit a complete application for consideration. Dates for

2011 will be available later this fall.

Participants are available to give presentations

to schools and civic groups.

For more information,

"http://www.texasbrigades.org">www.texasbrigades.org, or

contact Helen Holdsworth, Executive Director, at 800-TEX-WILD or

210-826-2904, ext 120 or via email at

"mailto:h_holdsworth@texas-wildlife.org">h_holdsworth@texas-wildlife.org.