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Staunch Stewards

Some of the stuff we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue

‘The Right Thing To Do’

Shortly after Mark and Cheryl Brown bought 200 acres near Ammannsville, halfway between Houston and San Antonio, they turned to conservation.

They gave their land a break from grazing, worked on grassland restoration and began networking with fellow landowners on the benefits of habitat management.

“Changing that mindset where people want to be a part of the land rather than dominate the land—it just seems like the right thing to do,” says Mark, a member of Fayette Electric Cooperative.

It’s been rewarding—for Mother Nature and the Browns.

More than 250 species of native plants thrive on their land, as do bird species with dwindling populations. And in May, the Browns received the Leopold Conservation Award—the state’s highest honor for private land conservation—for their prairieland restoration and community outreach.


Caytlyn Phillips | TEC

Concern for Community

Texas electric cooperatives donated nearly $750,000 to at least 360 volunteer fire departments across the state in 2022. We celebrate that community involvement during October, which is National Co-op Month.


The Best Light Switch

The outlook for tomorrow will be brighter if you switch to LEDs today—or October 7, National LED Light Day.

Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the U.S., the Department of Energy says. Extensive use could save about the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large power plants by 2027—a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.