|Environmental Responsibility - Formosa Tejano Wetlands Project|
Students, wildlife, birders and education are benefiting from the 245-acre Formosa Tejano wetlands site that was dedicated with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 in a program led by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas and nine environmental partner-stakeholders (including private, federal and state organizations) began developing the plan in the mid-1990s with the basic goal of providing additional wetlands habitat for wildlife, helping youngsters understand environmental and habitat requirements for sustaining plants and wildlife, and providing birders with a readily accessible viewing area.
In 1997, the stakeholders chose a site on Tejano Farms, which is owned by Formosa Plastics. The site is about half-way between Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas, two miles south of the City of LaWard on both sides of Highway 172. It's open to the public and has a self-guided interpretive trail.
Formosa established and operates the Tejano Wetlands area. This wildlife refuge area is open to the public.