Photos: Fundraising Banquets See all Albums 1234 × silent auction bidding × Silent auction items × TPWD leaders at banquet The Tyler Nature Center In addition to serving as a regional headquarters for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, originally this 82-acre facility was a game bird hatchery. 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.