Dec. 3, 2014 —COLLEGE
STATION, Texas—One Texas A&M Forest Service employee is being recognized at
this year’s CLEAN GULF Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio for his
dedicated efforts in helping the Texas General Land Office acquire new boats to
help monitor and protect the Texas shoreline.
Forester Kelly Scott was instrumental in the procurement of five RB-S boats
from the U.S. Coast Guard and helping to repurpose them for Texas GLO’s use,
saving the state approximately $1 million.
“It all started
with a phone call from a guy by the name of Johnny Porter asking about boats,”
That phone call
would spur a two-year partnership between TFS and Texas GLO.
After the U.S.
Coast Guard retired their old RB-S boats, TFS worked swiftly to secure five of
the boats using the Federal Excess Personal program, eventually distributing
the boats to five of Texas GLO’s coastal locations.
and dedication to helping the GLO is beyond reproach,” Texas GLO Project
Manager Johnny Porter said. “He recognized the need and worked to get and an
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