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Llano River, photo by TRPA member Tony Plutino

About TRPA

The members of the Texas Rivers Protection Association are concerned about the quality of our remaining natural rivers and we invite you to join in our efforts.

Back in the 1980’s, a coalition of Texas conservation and recreation groups began to work to protect the diverse natural rivers of Texas. These groups continue to work together to protect our Texas Rivers.

During these efforts, Texas rivers have gained a broad and diverse band of supporters. In 1989, the coalition decided the time had arrived to incorporate formally and apply for non-profit, 501(c)4 status. In 2004, a conversion to 501(c)3 tax deductible status was granted. In 2001, TRPA acquired acreage and access easements at historic Hidalgo Falls on the Brazos River near Navasota.  Memberships are available for individuals. TRPA leadership is made up of pro-river activists from all areas of the state representing landowner coalitions, conservationists, canoe clubs, and fishing associations.

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