TWDB announces third annual #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers virtual roadtrip

The Texas Water Development Board, Texas Historical Commission and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are once again taking a summer road trip — and everyone is invited.

They’ll be on the lookout for two iconic and important Texas water symbols that help define the story of Texas water: windmills and water towers. Windmills helped populate Texas by making water available in areas not supported by rivers and springs, and they remind us that the water beneath our feet continues to sustain vast swaths of the state and will continue to do so in the future.

TWDB encourages Texans to post their own photos of Texas windmills and water towers to Instagram using the tags #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers. The organization will be sharing photos and information throughout the month of July and featuring submitted photos, too. Follow the hashtags for an easy way to see all the photos that are posted.

The organization will also hold a random drawing at the end of the campaign.

To participate:

–Follow @txwaterdevboard,  @txhistcomm, and @texasparkswildlife on Instagram

–Post your photos of #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers (make sure your profile is public!)

–Mention the location and tag TWDB, THC and TPWD.

The virtual tour will run from July 1 to July 31. A total of five participants will be selected at random by the TWDB, THC, and TPWD after the campaign ends to receive a swag bag.

Prizes may include TWDB, THC, and TPWD swag and/or other items determined by the host organizations.

Winners will be notified and announced the week of Aug. 1 via Instagram.

(Participants may only be entered once into the prize drawing.)

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