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As reported in The Monitor, Dr. Andrew McDonald of the University of Texas-Pan American has completed a study of the 82,300 acre-area comprising the city boundaries of McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, and Pharr.  He found that only one-hundredth of one percent of this acreage is dedicated to parkland.  He found that only a much smaller portion of the parks we have contains mature trees or native vegetation.  Indeed, of the total metro-area acreage, only 430 acres of urban woodlands remain, most of which is not protected as parkland and therefore threatened by development. 

It is critical that our city leaders act on this information.

McAllen Green Space has obtained permission to post Dr. McDonald’s article. 

Click here to read this important study in its entirety:    Native Vegetation in the Greater McAllen-Edinburg Area

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