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Allen Williams & the School Habitat Revolution

Texas Parks and Wildlife - December 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Here’s how Laura Bush is helping attract butterflies to Klyde Warren Park

The Dallas Morning News - November 2, 2017

Former first lady Laura Bush is following the wildflower-lined path of Lady Bird Johnson as a staunch advocate of native plants, wildlife and conserving the natural beauty of Texas. “I always really admired Lady Bird Johnson,” Bush said recently at an event at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. “Her efforts to use native plants really showed usRead 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

Klyde Warren Park — Monarch Wrangler

Green Dallas - October 25, 2017

It sounds like the title of the next epic western: Klyde Warren Park – Monarch Wrangler; instead, it’s a proud designation for this urban oasis bestowed by former First Lady Laura Bush as part of the Texan by Nature program. This time every year, Monarch butterflies migrate through Dallas to warmer areas in Mexico toRead More