Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust Preservation Matters


October 20, 2014

For more information
LaMarriol Smith, GBRA, 830-379-5822,
Danni Sabota, GDF Suez, 713-636-1039,

Announcement of new environmental education and recreational opportunities


The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
GDF SUEZ's Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad County

Announcement of new environmental education and recreational opportunities for local residents, thanks to a 238-acre conservation easement donated
by GDF SUEZ's Coleto Creek Power Plant.

Oct. 23, 2014, 10 a.m.Remarks to be followed by tour of the property, weather permitting.

GDF SUEZ's Coleto Creek Power Plant, 45 FM 2987, Fannin, Texas

From the intersection of Hwy 59 and FM 2987 in Fannin, go north on FM 2987 approximately 3.6 miles. Turn right on Sulphur Creek Est Rd and travel 2.6 miles to the end of that road. The event will be at the entry gate to the easement property.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to Coleto Creek Park’s enclosed Pavilion C, 365 Coleto Park Road, Victoria, Texas, 77905.

About the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust

Founded in 2001, the GBR Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust organization that was developed to conserve land in the Guadalupe River Watershed for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic and productive value.Its mission is to preserve the unique natural heritage of the Guadalupe watershed for future generations, by protecting open landscapes, working farms and ranches, and wildlife habitat through conservation easements, education, and outreach that connects people to the water and the land.

About the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.

About Coleto Creek Power and GDF SUEZ Energy North America

Operating in Goliad County since 1980, Coleto Creek Power provides electricity to about 400,000 homes, employs 85 operators and staff, and is a part of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit and Twitter @gdfsuezna.