State Initiatives


Resources: State Initiatives

Don’t Mess with Texas

For over 30 years, don’t mess with Texas has channeled Texas-sized state pride to remind Texans to keep trash off our roads.

Drive Clean Texas

Mission: Raise awareness about the impact of vehicle emissions on air quality and motivate drivers to take steps to help keep the air clean.

Texas Master Naturalist

The mission of the program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the state of Texas.

Make an Environmental Complaint

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is available 24 hours every day to receive complaints under its jurisdiction.

Roots and Shoots

A youth service program to foster respect and compassion for all living things, beliefs, and cultures.

Take Care of Texas

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality designed to involve all Texans in lifestyle and habit changes that will help improve air and water quality, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save individuals a little money in the process.

Take Care of Texas Teacher Page

Lesson plans to help teachers inform students on how they can do their part to “Take Care of Texas.”

Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center (TIDRC)

TIDRC provides resources for local community professionals to address illegal dumping and burning.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. 

Texas Travel Leads 

The Texas Travel Leads program provides an opportunity to make contact with potential Texas travelers who have requested information about traveling to Texas and visiting destinations across the state. It also gives you access to plenty of complimentary resources such as car litter bags, stickers and coloring books. 

Water University at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center – Dallas is the state’s most comprehensive offering of scientifically based solutions for water conservation and resource management. 

The power of nature is in your hands!