Rio Reforestation, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Volunteers use hardy native plants to replenish the Rio Grande Valley.

By Eileen Mattei

When the Rio Grande Valley became a booming agricultural wonderland 100 years ago, approximately 95 percent of the native brush was cleared for farms. Current efforts to expand native brushland coincide with the construction of new houses and malls on the one-time farmland. Full article >>

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