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Bush Museum Helps Keep Brazos Beautiful

For Release: October 10, 2005
College Station, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum would like to invite the public to help scatter 200 pounds of wildflower seeds on the grounds of the museum as part of the Keep Brazos Beautiful “Blanket the Brazos” program. The community is invited to this free event October 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the museum orientation theater to help celebrate the 8th Annual Ceremonial Wildflower Planting. The Cities of College Station and Bryan have donated funds to pay for Keep Brazos Beautiful’s specially formulated “Brazos Wildflower Blend.” These 11 early spring flowering seeds are well adapted to our area and will cover approximately 10 to 12 acres.

Keep Brazos Beautiful planted 1,469 pounds of their 11-seed mix last year and 1,750 pounds will be planted this year. Since 1997, they have planted a total of 8,595 pounds or 4.30 tons of seed on area roadways and parks. Seeds are sown in highly visible areas of Brazos County, on slopes and highway intersections.

Keep Brazos Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer and educational organization, founded by Jack and Dorothy Miller in 1980. Its mission is to educate and engage the citizens of Brazos County, Texas to keep their communities clean and beautiful. To find out the different ways you can make a tax-deductible donation to this year's project, please e-mail Laura Tankersley-Glenn at laura@keepbrazosbeautiful.org or call her at (979) 776-6227.

The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and active retired military with ID, as well as groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00; TAMU and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free.

For this and other events, be sure to check out our website http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091