RACA - River Access and Conservation Areas
Keep Texas Beautiful is a proud partner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) RACA Program!
(This program is on hold for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Check back next summer for continuation status.)
RACA stands for River Access and Conservation Areas and is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program. TPWD has signed lease agreements that allow public river access across private land. Anglers and paddlers may use these leased areas for fishing and launching kayaks, canoes or other non-motorized boats. The program is funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program.
Historically, KTB has recruited volunteer groups and provided basic cleanup supplies to improve these sites. The unique part of this program is the ability to reimburse groups with monetary funding for additional cleanup supplies. This could include kayak/canoe rental, purchase of waders, litter grabbers or other cleanup related items.
RACA Cleanup Impact
Program Funding brought to you by the Texas Department of Wildlife