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Shield-Ayres-Bowen Family

Legacy Award Winner

In honor of this family’s multigenerational commitment to the conservation of their ranchlands in the Hill Country and Trans-Pecos regions of West Texas; decades of financial support to conservation and environmental organizations through the Shield-Ayres Foundation; the vision, execution and support of Camp El Ranchito, a program of the Shield Ranch Foundation now in its 16th year, having served more than 1,000 children in Central Texas; and, most recently, the completion of The Campsite at Shield Ranch, an artfully designed and sustainably built facility that serves as the new home for Camp El Ranchito and provides year-round nature-immersion experiences for people of all ages.

2022 Children in Nature Legacy Champion Award Winner: Shield-Ayres-Bowen Family