ERS Walk & Talk Podcast

Lacy Wolff

Join us on a 20-30 minute walk while we talk about health, wellness, and life in general. From the Employees Retirement System of Texas, podcast host Lacy Wolff walks and talks with her mentors, friends, experts and leaders about health and wellness. read less

Tara Humphreys: State Parks are for Everyone!
May 26 2023
Tara Humphreys: State Parks are for Everyone!
Lacy talks with Tara Humphreys, Field Interpretation Coordinator with Texas State Parks, who shares her passion for connecting our hearts and minds with all that our state parks have to offer. With 89 parks that are as varied as this state, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department celebrates 100 years our Texas State Parks with special events – making this a particularly fun time to visit! Whether you are seasoned park visitor or brand new to experiencing the outdoors, Tara says “We’ve got you!”Tara shares the resources for planning your visit and your activities (including accessible options) – from walking to hiking, to kayaking and birdwatching. Or just sit and take in the sights, sounds. Never camped? Tara shares information about an affordable program for a group of up to 6 people called Texas Outdoor Family that will provide all the camping gear you need and teach you how to use it.Resources:LINK to Andy Walton’s song about the Frio River or Garner State ParkAnnual Park Pass – 512-389-8900 or purchase at a local state park $70 for a primary holder (valuable if you visit more than a couple of parks a yearTPWD Centennial Celebration Information - check out all of the celebration opportunities at State Parks around the state! State Parks for Beginners - easy steps to get started using our beautiful state parks! Texas Outdoor Family Page - let the experts take you out camping! Groups of 6 can learn how to camp through this program