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.