New foundation forms

In case you missed the announcement, Lavaca Bay now has a foundation. This is the press release that was shared with local media:

PRESS RELEASE

August 1, 2018

PORT LAVACA, TEXAS

ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF

LAVACA BAY FOUNDATION

Located in the Coastal Bend of Texas, the LAVACA BAY FOUNDATION announces its official creation with its purpose of preserving and protecting the natural resources of the Lavaca Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. For many years now, Lavaca Bay has existed without an advocate. As the scope of users and impacts continue to expand, the time has come for creation of an organization to insure the long-term health and productivity of the Lavaca Bay System.

LAVACA BAY FOUNDATION is the only such organization with its exclusive purpose being the enhancement and protection of the Lavaca Bay system. The Foundation will encourage the proper economic use, development, improvement, and protection of the Lavaca Bay estuarine system and its tributaries. It will inform and educate the public about the Lavaca Bay estuarine system, serve as its advocate and monitor activities that may impact the system. The Foundation will sponsor projects, activities, and events which contribute to the welfare of the Lavaca Bay System. It will focus on those projects which will preserve and enhance those natural resources of the Lavaca Bay system having aesthetic, recreational, and economic value.

The general public, special focus groups, and industry are invited to participate in Foundation activities and further its mission by SUBSCRIBING AS AN LBF SUPPORTER. The Foundation is approved as an Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(C)(3), tax exempt PUBLIC CHARITY chartered by the State of Texas and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Internal Revenue Code, Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

For more information see www.lavacabay.org, email info@lavacabay.org, or contact:

LAVACA BAY FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 498

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

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