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  • Rachel Ballard — Lady Bird Johnson
    17 2015 Lee Clippard On being bold My son is 7 months old and when he was born he was in the hospital for two and half months I learned that you have to stand up for yourself and you have to make it very clear what you re going to accept and what you re not going to accept from anyone in your life and what s valuable to

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  • Frances Cushing — Lady Bird Johnson
    I don t So we were outside of Santa Fe and we were outside of Pikes Peak This year there s been so much rain everywhere that I ve never seen Wyoming as green as it is with lots of wildflowers Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone is covered with wildflowers and up in the mountains too We d both look at all the wildflowers over there and I always think

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  • Daisy — Lady Bird Johnson
    5 years of social work working with domestic violence survivors in a shelter I realized that there was more that I could do in the world than just that and that perhaps rather than helping the same people in the same small town over and over again that I could be doing something to be more a part of the community and to tell stories and to share and to

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  • Blog — Lady Bird Johnson
    one of the most adventurous things that I have done because I was navigating all the time new places major language barriers my Portuguese is definitely not good and just doing it all by myself July 20 2015 Lee Clippard Tagged belikeladybird Comment July 17 2015 Lee Clippard Rachel Ballard July 17 2015 Lee Clippard On being bold My son is 7 months old and when he was born he was in the hospital for two and half months I learned that you have to stand up for yourself and you have to make it very clear what you re going to accept and what you re not going to accept from anyone in your life and what s valuable to you That s what being bold means to me right now July 17 2015 Lee Clippard Tagged belikeladybird Comment July 17 2015 Lee Clippard Frances Cushing July 17 2015 Lee Clippard On being an adventurer I ve just come back from three weeks up in New Mexico Colorado Wyoming and Montana camping And I tent camp with my husband Everyone asks if I do RV but I don t So we were outside of Santa Fe and we were outside of Pikes Peak This year there s been so much rain everywhere that I ve never seen Wyoming as green as it is with lots of wildflowers Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone is covered with wildflowers and up in the mountains too We d both look at all the wildflowers over there and I always think of Mrs Johnson Mrs Johnson always referred to them as the DYC s the damned yellow composites Anyways it s a big adventure We like hiking We love getting up on the trails up in the mountains where it s cool in the summertime July 17 2015 Lee Clippard Tagged belikeladybird Comment July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Developed a national sustainable landscape rating system SITES July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Tuthill Corporate Headquarters Campus Photo from Conservation Design Forum If you ve heard of green buildings you ve likely heard of LEED Like LEED before it SITES is set to transform the way landscapes are valued SITES is a rating system and set of comprehensive guidelines that help landscape developers achieve sustainability by making choices about ways to use less water to use native plants to opt for sustainable materials to support wildlife and more while developing a site Forty five projects across the country have received certification to date under a pilot program of SITES which is now available for any landscape project team to use The pilot landscapes already have collectively saved more than 400 million gallons of drinkable water per year SITES was developed by the Wildflower Center in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects and the U S Botanic Garden It was recently purchased by the Green Business Certification Institute Inc the very same organization that implements LEED and many other green building rating systems Keep an eye out for SITES certified landscape projects near you July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Tagged sustainability landscapes design Comment July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact 400 acres of Blackland Prairie restored July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Bluestem Park in Alliance Town Center Ft Worth Texas Photo by John Hart Asher At the Mueller Development in Austin blackland prairie plants grow again on land that had been airport runways for half a century In Dallas stretches of lawn at the George W Bush Presidential Center feature this tall grass prairie Down the road in Fort Worth a meandering stream and blackland prairie plants have replaced what had served as a cattle pasture and pond for decades And on a green rooftop in Central Texas nearly 200 types of plants and blackland prairie grasses grow above bedrooms and kitchens challenging our notion of where prairie restoration can occur All of these projects are part of the Wildflower Center s efforts to restore Blackland Prairie one of the most endangered ecosystems in the U S Prairie once dominated Midwestern landscapes from Texas to Canada but less than 1 percent remains in Texas Lost along with it are deep rooted grasses that create a fertile soil and a resilient ecosystem that improves the environment and provides habitat to wide ranging wildlife To date the Center has restored elements of Blackland Prairie on 400 acres in cities across Texas providing people with a chance to deepen their connection to nature where they live work and play July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Tagged landscapes ecosystems restoration design Comment July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact 6 million seeds saved for the future July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Wafer ash seeds Development habitat destruction and climate change place native plants and the food webs that depend on them in danger Storing seeds is a way to conserve native plants for future generations The Wildflower Center served as the Texas representative in the Millennium Seed Bank a global conservation project overseen by the UK s Royal Botanic Garden Kew All told two staff conservationists 100 plus volunteers and botany colleagues collected and stored 6 million seeds of 600 native species that form the backbone of Texas landscapes Center conservationists continue to work with state agencies private landowners and others to set aside seeds for what could be hundreds of years as part of the national Seeds of Success project With 11 ecoregions and more than 268 000 square miles in the state seed collecting in Texas is no small feat An emphasis is placed on high priority species for restoration projects with seeds collected and processed for safekeeping at a national facility in Colorado and at the Center s own seed bank Current seed collecting efforts are focusing on Texas ash trees threatened by the invasive emerald ash borer beetle and Texas native milkweeds that are critical for monarch butterflies July 16 2015 Lee Clippard impact Tagged conservation native plants Comment July 16

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  • Blog — Lady Bird Johnson
    July 3 2015 Lee Clippard impact The Wildflower Center has created one of the country s most robust web based native plant databases for North America called the Native Plant Information Network The free website gives users access to more than 8 000 plant profiles one third of all North American species with an associated 45 000 plant images geographic ranges growing conditions bibliographies and additional supporting information It also provides users with lists of regional native plant suppliers and organizations an online question and answer area Mr Smarty Plants and more The website is used by more than 2 4 million people each year from around the world and those people look at pages more than 12 million times The native plant database is an important tool that can help both homeowners and landscape professionals create healthy gardens and landscapes that save water support pollinators and help the environment Homeowners use it to find native plants for use in their home and neighborhood gardens Landscape designers use it to find plants for clients Plant enthusiasts use it to identify rare species and learn more about the plants in their environment Botanists and students use it to identify and study

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