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Deep in The Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story

I often post about the loss of forests and wetlands to development and how that affects flooding. But the loss also affects wildlife. A new movie, Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story, follows our ever-changing relationship with the natural world. It showcases our ability to destroy, conserve, and recover wildlife and habitat. The producers tell the story through the eyes of wildlife.

First Blue-Chip Wildlife Documentary About Texas

This gorgeous documentary about Texas wildlife opens in theaters on June 3, 2022.

MovieInsider.com calls Deep in The Heart, “The first blue-chip wildlife documentary ever produced about Texas.” And the trailer certainly lives up to that promise.

Image from DeepInTheHeartWildlife.com

The producers say, “Deep in the Heart is a visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique. Its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

“Narrated by Matthew McConaughey and featuring state-of-the-art cinematography, this family-friendly film journeys from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico. 

Deep in the Heart aims to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.”

Distinguished Producers and Sponsors

Deep in the Heart was written and directed by Ben Masters; and produced by Katy Baldock and Jay Kleberg.

A consortium of foundations made the film possible. The primary sponsor was Texan by Nature, founded in 2011 by former First Lady Laura Bush. Texan by Nature (TxN) unites landowners, business, conservation, and civic leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity depends on conservation of natural resources. Learn more at www.texanbynature.org.

Where to See The Film

The film is in limited distribution at only seven Houston theaters. The closest to the Lake Houston Area: the Regal Benders Landing on the Grand Parkway between I-45 and I-69. Check here for show times.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 5/28/2022 with thanks to Pamela Davidson for the heads up on this movie

1733 Days since Hurricane Harvey

You’re Invited: Bayou Land Conservancy Virtual Gala Tonight, Keynote Speaker Ben Masters

The Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) preserves land along streams for flood control, clean water, and wildlife.

Bayou Land Conservancy Achievements

With the support of individuals and corporations, BLC now protects 14,000 acres at 60 preserves in the Houston region. They focus on 4,000 square miles which includes the Lake Houston Watershed. And they log thousands of volunteer hours every year. This group stands tall among the many worthy conservation groups in Houston.

If you haven’t met BLC yet, tonight you will have a chance to see what they do from the comfort of your own laptop.

Event Details

From 6-7 pm, you can:

There’s no cost to attend. BLC simply wants to encourage you learn more about their efforts to preserve land.

Register for and view the event here. Donations to the Bayou Land Conservancy are welcome, but optional.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 11/13/2020

1172 Days since Hurricane Harvey