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Laura Bush celebrates newest Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler

Valley Morning Star - December 7, 2017

McALLEN – Former First Lady Laura Bush was in the valley on Nov. 8 to celebrate the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative’s designation as the newest Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler. Founded by Bush in 2011, Texan by Nature connects communities, conservation groups, and corporations to establish conservation initiatives. Bush visited Geraldine PalmerRead More

Allen Williams & the School Habitat Revolution

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Allen Williams has a famous backyard. He converted his 2.5 acres in Pharr to a native landscape by planting local trees, shrubs and flowers and installing water features — all to attract birds. The birds definitely showed up. Within a year, a rare blue mockingbird appeared, an event that caused a stir in Valley birdingRead More

Lake Livingston Restoration Celebrated

Texas Parks and Wildlife

On Sept. 13, former first lady Laura Bush and senior officials of the Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs, the Trinity River Authority and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department celebrated community-based efforts to foster aquatic habitat around Lake Livingston, Texas’ second-largest lake. The event was held at Wolf Creek Park in Coldspring and included aRead More

La ex primera dama Laura Bush visita el Valle de Texas

Telemundo 40 - November 8, 2017

Rodeada de agentes del Servicio Secreto, la ex primera dama Laura Bush junto a niños de la primaria Palmer en la ciudad de Pharr, sembraron plantas nativas de Texas en el jardín escolar. “Es muy buena educación para los estudiantes, el grupo de pequeños que caminó conmigo en el jardín pudieron identificar las distintas plantasRead More

Fox News Special Report: First Lady Laura Bush visits PSJA Elementary to kick off program

Fox News South Texas - November 8, 2017

First Lady Laura Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate her “Texans by Nature” program teaming up with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscape Collaborative and naming them a Conservation Wrangler. “Television, I-pad, or I-phone, see our parents when we were little said, go outside and play and that’s what were hopingRead More

Former First Lady Visits Valley School District

KVEO-TV - November 8, 2017

PHARR, Texas – Former First Lady Laura Bush partnered up with local organizations to engage students and teachers. Their goal is to incorporate native habitat gardens as outdoor classrooms. This morning Mrs. Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative Designation. As a Texan by NatureRead More

Former first lady highlights PSJA campus as conservation example

The Monitor - November 9, 2017

PHARR — Third-graders at Geraldine Palmer Elementary school gathered at their school library Wednesday morning to greet visitors from Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas who were recognizing their school district for their habitat conservation efforts. Among the visitors was former first lady Laura Bush. “What we want to do in our state, withRead More

Former first lady highlights PSJA campus as conservation example

Valley Morning Star - November 8, 2017

PHARR — Third-graders at Geraldine Palmer Elementary school gathered at their school library Wednesday morning to greet visitors from Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas who were recognizing their school district for their habitat conservation efforts. Among the visitors was former first lady Laura Bush. “What we want to do in our state, withRead More

Former first lady visits Valley

The Brownsville Herald - November 8, 2017

PHARR — Third-graders at Geraldine Palmer Elementary school gathered Wednesday morning at their school library to greet visitors from Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dallas who were recognizing their school district for its habitat conservation efforts. Among the visitors was former first lady Laura Bush. Bush helped found the organization Texan by Nature inRead More

PSJA ISD, part of Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative Designated a Conservation Wrangler by Texan by Nature

Your Valley Voice - October 13, 2017

Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Collaborative (LRGV LL) has been designated a valued partner as a Conservation Wrangler by Austin-based, nonprofit Texan by Nature for the creation of native habitats as learning centers as part of a multi-school district initiative in South Texas. Founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, Texan by Nature’s missionRead More