People ride a bike along the levee near the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas on Wednesday 6 February 2019. The center will have about 70 percent of its property cut off by the proposed Trump border wall along the levee in the area. Photo: Courtney Sacco / Caller-Times

By Beatriz Alvarado
6 February 2019

MISSION, Texas (Corpus Christi Caller Times) – Amid a legal battle to stop the federal government from erecting a 36-foot "wall system" topped with steel bollards through its property, the National Butterfly Center is conducting business as usual.

On a Wednesday morning, the parking lot at the 100-acre wildlife center was full, with some families and winter Texans visiting its trails, observation areas, exhibits, and botanical garden.

There's even a field trip planned for tomorrow, said Marianna Treviño-Wright, the center’s director.

Meanwhile, a draft emergency restraining order against the federal government awaits a final read before it's filed, possibly as soon as Thursday, she said. […]

In October 2018, environmental and historic preservation laws were waived to expedite the construction of the barriers, which are being funded by the 2018 omnibus Appropriations Act. [GoFundMe: Protect the National Butterfly Center] [more]

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  1. Maestro Heart said...

    Save the butterflies and the entire environment from these insane sociopaths. Put up an impregnable border wall around this government. Or rocket them all to the Moon so everyday they can witness what they're missing. i wouldn't miss such alien human-like beings at all. rogue composer  


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