Grocery chain contributes $5,000 to CCA Texas habitat program
HOUSTON, TX - San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B jumped in to support Texas marine conservation this week with a $5,000 contribution to the CCA Texas Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow program (HTFT). The CCA Texas habitat initiative was launched in 2009 and has already set in motion a number of projects important to Texas recreational anglers, including construction of offshore artificial reefs and marsh restoration programs.
“We were very excited that our Austin chapter forged this relationship with H-E-B and are honored to have them as a partner in our efforts to enhance Texas’ marine habitat,” said Robby Byers, CCA Texas executive director. “Enhancing habitat is all about putting projects in the water where they will do the most good. The dollars that H-E-B has donated to our habitat program will help us create and restore more areas in our coastal waters that are essential for fish habitat. This is a great example of how companies like H-E-B can make a difference.”
H-E-B began 100 years ago in a tiny family shop in Kerrville, Texas, and today is one the nation’s largest independently owned food retailers with more than 300 stores and 75,000 employees in Texas and Mexico. The company has launched an extensive environmental campaign called Take Care of Texas to instill energy efficiency and conserve natural resources in every phase of its operations.
“We proudly support conservation groups, such as the Coastal Conservation Association, with a proven track record of conserving Texas’ marine resources,” Leslie Lockett, Director of Public Affairs.
“Each year the Austin chapter assesses which Texas companies might have interest in our cause, and H-E-B was an obvious choice as good stewards of our coastal resources,” said Scott McGuire, president of the CCA Texas Austin Chapter. “I am very excited about the relationship we have established with H-E-B and anticipate many more great things to come from it. They share the same concerns for Texas and the conservation of its coastal resources as we do at CCA.”
CCA is the largest marine resource conservation group of its kind in the nation. With almost 100,000 members in 17 state chapters, CCA has been active in state, national and international fisheries management issues since 1977. For more information visit the CCA Newsroom at www.JoinCCA.org.