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New vegetation is emerging in the area clear cut at the Old Fish Hatchery last year.

Over the winter, locally sourced seeds, as well as commercial ones, were spread at the site. Volunteers also planted native species propagated at Texas Discovery Gardens

With the abundance of rain since April, several plants have begun to bloom.

“There is plenty of evidence (new growth) of blackland prairie grasses growing from the seeds we scattered under the erosion-control matting on the levee tops and slopes,” District 9 Councilwoman Paula Blackmon said. “With all the rain, the mats have proved very useful.”

As early as this Sunday, volunteers will begin removing invasive plants by hand. They will also plant more potted plants from Texas Discovery Gardens.

In about three weeks, they will spread bluebonnet seeds.

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