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9/15/17


9/6/2017 Post Hurricane Harvey Garden Update


The devastation of Hurricane Harvey is heartbreaking. We are heartbroken that many of our fellow green spaces were inundated, including Mercer Arboretum and Buffalo Bayou Park who sustained major damage. Hurricane Harvey is a reminder to us that we have an important role to fill in researching and educating about our natural environment. By understanding the role plants play in creating a sustainable environment, HBG will contribute to Houston being stronger in the future.

 

While so many have suffered tremendously, we are grateful that the Houston Botanic Garden’s site fared well. Sims Bayou never left its banks around the future Garden site. We are in the middle of designing phase 1 and are carefully exploring the best ways to ensure the Garden stays safe from potential flooding in the future.

 

Our thoughts continue to be with all those still recovering and rebuilding.

 

With gratitude, 

Nancy Abendshein and Claudia Gee Vassar

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