Efforts continue to restore Jagou Plantation

Local News

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.

https://www.petitions.net/save_the_montezuma_cypresses_at_the_jagou_plantation

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay Connected

borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.

Trending Stories

Hurricane Tracker Center

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics