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Green Ribbon Planting Along I-35 in San Marcos

TxDot is planting 800 trees along I-35 in San Marcos.  Click the link below for the full story. http://smmercury.com/2012/08/10/green-ribbon-project-to-plant-800-trees-along-i-35/

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Activists in Kyle, Texas protest the removal of a large number of trees

Residents of Kyle, Texas take to the streets to protest the removal of Heritage Oaks.  For more on this struggle between environmental protection and the city’s plans for development, read the full story here:  http://haysfreepress.com/2012/08/01/save-the-trees-kyle-residents-call-for-ordinance-to-protect-trees/

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Cognitive Benefits of City Parks

Check out these two articles in The Atlantic Cities that tout the cognitive benefits of city parks. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/07/how-urban-parks-enhance-your-brain/2586/ http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/08/how-urban-parks-enhance-your-brain-part-2/2824/

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Marble Falls Says No to Electronic Billboards

Kudos to Marble Falls for squashing a variance request for an electronic billboard! http://www.highlandernews.com/news_article.php?category_id=2&article_id=2958  

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Criminal Acts by Billboard Company Go Unpunished

Lamar Advertising Company goes unpunished despite evidence that they illegally poisoned and chopped down trees for billboard visibility.  Read the full article here:  http://www.fairwarning.org/2012/08/top-billboard-company-wont-be-charged-in-tree-poisoning-case/

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