Grant allows area game wardens to upgrade dive team equipment


Through assistance from the Sabine River Authority of Texas, local game wardens will be able to upgrade their dive team equipment.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation was awarded a community assistance program grant on Jan. 9 as a part of the SRA fiscal year 2019 Economic Development Initiative.

The grant of $10,000 will go toward the purchase of six dry-suits for Texas game wardens to use for dive team operations. The check was presented at the SRA of Texas Lake Fork Division office.

“The project to purchase six dry-suits for the Texas Game Warden Underwater Search and Recovery Dive Team is an initiative that SRA supports in its efforts to help the Texas state game wardens provide services to assist citizens throughout the basin. SRA looks forward to working with the foundation in the future as we continue to focus on increasing the economic vitality of the Sabine River Basin,” David Montague, SRA executive vice president and general manager, said in a letter to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Drive team members at the presentation said most of their work consists of victim recovery tasks.

Funds for the grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation were approved by SRA board members in December.