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Jim Guidry Commentaries
Harris County
Texas Department of Transportation
News Release
Friday, April 15, 2011

(Houston) - TxDOT is planting its ONE MILLIONTH tree under the Green Ribbon Program!  In celebration of this exciting and unique accomplishment, various partners that have worked with TxDOT over the past ten years have come together for a TxDOT Millionth Green Ribbon Tree Celebration!

In 1999, TxDOT partnered with various civic groups in the Houston area and created the Green Ribbon Project Corridor Aesthetics and Landscape Master Plan.  A year later, local governmental leaders, the business community and other civic groups worked together to help the TxDOT Houston District find ways to fund what would became the TxDOT Green Ribbon Program - designed to forest the region's freeways and other rights-of-way with thousands of trees and other landscaping.  Enjoyed everyday by millions of residents and visitors as they use the region's freeways and thoroughfares, the spectacular proliferation of green provided by all these trees planted along the Houston region's freeways is substantial and priceless.  

For more information, contact Abby Clark with Trees for Houston, (713) 840-8733, Deborah January-Bevers with the Greater Houston Partnership at (832) 385-9924, or Karen Othon with TxDOT at (713) 354-1532.

 

Who, What, When, Where, How      

  • Congressman Ted Poe, U.S. Congressional District 2; Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; City of Houston At-Large Council Member Sue Lovell; Texas Transportation ommissioner Ned Holmes; Former Texas Transportation Commissioner John W. Johnson; and many more join the Greater Houston Partnership, Quality of Life Coalition, Trees for Houston, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Apache Corporation, Scenic Houston, and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Will celebrate the planting of TxDOT’s one millionth tree as part of the Green Ribbon Program   Monday, April 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
  • Sabine Promenade – just west of the pedestrian bridge (behind the Hobby Center parking garage). Park in Lot H off of Memorial Drive at the Sabine exit before Houston Avenue.





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