Photos: Fundraising Banquets See all Albums 1234 × silent auction bidding × Silent auction items × TPWD leaders at banquet The Mineola Nature Preserve The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River encompasses 2,911 acres located in Wood County, and is home to many East Texas species of critters that can fly, swim, walk, crawl, or slither. Who are we? What began as a group of friends who liked to hunt and fish, in 1994 evolved into one of East Texas' most-recognized philanthropic foundations. Consider a donation None of our successes would be possible without you! Send a one-time donation or setup recurring donation easily with PayPal Our partners The East Texas Woods & Waters Foundation welcomes your support - both financial and physical - without the burden of membership. Learn more here.