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Terry Hershey

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Parks, Rivers, Flooding, Non-Profits, Philanthropy

Mrs. Hershey is known as a catalyst in Texas conservation circles, having had a role in forming numerous non-profit groups in Houston and statewide, including stream protection groups, the Bayou Preservation Association and Harris County Flood Control Task Force, a networking organization, Citizens Environmental Coalition, and a park advocacy group, The Park People. She has also served on numerous boards, including those of private sector groups, such as the National Parks and Recreation Association, and government agencies, such as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. In addition to volunteering her time, she and her late husband, Jake Hershey, have been instrumental in financially supporting many small but critical environmental groups through their foundation, the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation.



April 13, 2002
Stonewall, Texas
Reels 2188 and 2189

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mrs. Hershey.

Please see the video (reels 2188 and 2189) and the  transcript of Mrs. Hershey's full interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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