John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Receives Texas Leopold Conservation Award

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is delighted to offer its congratulations to the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and Rosewood Ranches as recipients of the 2022 Texas Leopold Conservation Award, the state’s highest honor for private land conservation. The award will be presented by the Sand County Foundation and national sponsor, American Farmland Trust, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward Awards program on May 25. John DeFillipo, John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Director, representatives of The Rosewood Corporation, North Texas Municipal Water District, and Bunker’s family will be in attendance.

“Our vision is to engage students in conservation, encourage stewardship of natural resources, and inspire sustainable solutions. On behalf of our wetland center team, board of directors, and founding partners, we are honored to receive this recognition,” DeFillipo said.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land.

Read the full release from the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.

Watch the following Texas Parks and Wildlife video highlighting the Wetland Center: