PRESS RELEASE: Central Texas Gateway to the Hill Country Beautification Project

NEWS RELEASE:

Central Texas Gateway to the Hill Country Region Beautification Project

In a TxDOT Adopt-A-Highway Landscape Partnership Program, Citizens for Scenic Texas Highways (CSTH) is launching a two year beautification project for the intersection of US Highways 281 at Texas Highway 71, Marble Falls, Burnet County Texas.

Dedicated to the Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, the two year project includes improvements and preservation of the natural landscape including abundantly seeding the area with Texas Wildflowers.   The project covers fifty-six (56) acres of easements, medians and cloverleaf sections of the Texas Highway system.

Work is scheduled to begin in December 2016.

In the gradual multi-year rollout governed by seasonal conditions, the project’s first phase will include donated Arborist Service, provided by Mills Services of Kingsland.  Arborist services will focus on care for established native oak tree clusters and removal of unhealthy vegetation, professional Arborist work will be done under the supervision of TxDOT ‘s Johnson City Maintenance District.

The second phase of the beautification project will utilize Native American Seed’s Lady Bird Johnson Legacy Wildflower Mix for abundant wild flower seeding of all grassy areas on the intersection in Fall 2017 and 2018.

The full impact of this community beautification initiative will be enjoyed by all regional commuters, recreational visitors and seasonal tourists who travel our Hill Country and Highland Lakes scenic Texas highways during the Spring blooming season.

Purchases for seeding will be funded by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses made to the CSTH fund folder account at the Austin Community Foundations’ Highland lakes Legacy Fund.

Six County Judges and Commissioners Courts, as well as, City Councils within each county have passed Resolutions in support this beautification effort including Travis, Burnet, Llano, Blanco, Gillespie and Lampasas counties.

Local Businesses, individuals and organizations have begun to support the project.  Project Partners and Sponsors can be viewed on the website along with sponsorship opportunities. Join Citizens For Scenic Texas Highways in Preserving the natural landscapes of the Hill Country and Highland Lakes Region.  DONATE TODAY AT www.ScenicTexasHighways.com

A percent of the purchase of the Lady Bird Johnson Legacy Wildflower Mix for this project will provide funds for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Seed Grant Program, which provides wildflower seeds for Texas K-12 schools to establish native landscapes on their campuses. More than 260 Texas Schools have participated in the Wildflower Center’s Seed Grant Program.

For further details

Contact scenictxhwys@gmail.com or www.scenictexashighways.com