BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is in the process of conducting tests at the Jagou Plantation.
The site is home to the last remaining Montezuma Cypress trees in the United States.
A movement currently underway to restore the natural space to its former glory and turn it into a public bike trail.
BPUB spokesperson tells us that the upcoming tests, “give us a better indication on what the next steps need to be done. It will help us determine how much silt needs to be removed, how much debris, exactly how much water will eventually go into a Resaca.”
An estimated 47 Montezuma Cypresses remain in Brownsville.
Local activists continue to collect signatures in support of the local trees.