On March 30th the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) celebrated the achievements of great Texas conservationists, Ben F. Vaughan, III and Joe McBride, with an induction into the TPWF Hall of Fame. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and its Marine Science Advisory Council are honored to have Ben Vaughan, III as one of its members and past chair. No one is more deserving to be recognized as a champion for conservation than Ben. His steadfast and persistent efforts continue to make significant contributions to sustaining our bays and fisheries for future generations.