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03/03/08 - Lufkin

Environmental Research Group Visits Lufkin

by Jessica Cervantez

An environmental organization conducting research on conservation and preservation made a stop in East Texas. 

The Conservation Historical Association of Texas, a non-profit educational organization affiliated with the University of Texas, brought their camera crew to interview local conservationist. They have conducted two hundred interviews across the state totaling 450-hours of tape. They are documenting and recognizing residents who are committed to protecting the habitat.

And they found East Texas very unique.

David Todd, coordinator of the Conservation Historical Association of Texas, said, "I think East Texas is a very distinctive part of the state that has its own culture very much intact, very lucky to have ways of life that have survived 100s of years here, and that are very tied to the land."

Ellen Temple, who is committed to protecting the habitat, said, "I'm very excited about the possibilities.  I feel like I'm part of a movement here of people who recognize the value of the beauty of nature we have here in East Texas, and it's fun to be a part of this."

Temple is a leader in the green infrastructure plan. They will be holding a public meeting this Wednesday, March 5th at Crown Colony from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to work with the conservation fund to come up with a plan for Angelina County.
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