The purpose of WHAT is:

TO PRESERVE, RECLAIM, AND ENHANCE WETLAND HABITAT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS IN A MANNER THAT PROMOTES THE WISE USE OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE PROGRESS OF OUR SOCIETY.

In pursuing this goal, WHAT, a 501 [c] [3] tax exempt Texas corporation, is committed to the long range goals of:

Raising Public Awareness and Appreciation of Wetlands

Working Hand-in-Hand with Government, Business, Conservationists, Private and Public Landowners, Other Non-Profit Organizations and the General Public.

Attracting and Retaining an Ever-Growing Membership Base

Maintaining a Forum for Texans Concerned about Texas Wetlands

Ensuring a Richer Natural Heritage for Future Generations of Texans

To achieve these long range goals, WHAT, with over seven thousand members statewide in nine chapters, has and will continue to provide:

Habitat Improvement Projects through

Private Landowner Assistance – Monetary and Technical

Public Lands – Restoring Wetlands on Refuges and Reservoirs

Mitigation Consulting – Business Expansion

Mitigation Banking – Wetland Creation and Restoration

Education through

Wood Duck Box Projects – Boy Scouts, Disadvantaged Youth, Future Farmers of America, 4-H

Scholarships- The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society

Membership Newsletter – Quarterly Publication Texas Wetlands”

Legislation through

Expert Testimony – State and Federal Resource Issues

Supporting Bills and Resolutions – Wetland Expansion

Technical Support – Regulatory and Administrative

Priority Research into

Wetland Problems – Scholarships to Young Professionals

Innovative Technology – Satellites and Wetland Remote Sensing”