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Advertisement in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal
by the Llano Estacado Audubon Society

     The following is a facsimile of a pointed yet tasteful advertisement which appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal newspaper.  It was commissioned by the local chapter of the Audubon Society.


We Don't Have to Sacrifice Prairie Dogs
For Water Quality!

FACT: Prairie dogs DO NOT cause groundwater contamination

FACT: Prairie dogs are essential to the health of a grassland ecosystem

FACT: Prairie dogs serve as the primary food source for hawks and eagles

FACT: Prairie dogs-by making burrows-create habitat for many other species of wildlife, including the burrowing owl


The City of Lubbock has an opportunity to be a national leader in the field of wildlife management and conservation of the prairie ecosystem.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service have both offered their management and financial assistance to the City - let's tell the City to take that assistance!

The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission has no information that the prairie dogs affect ground water - their opinions are just that - opinions, not fact.

We all care about groundwater quality - this is not a choice between water quality and prairie dogs - we can truly have both!

If you have questions, Ask the City for answers. Write: City of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2000, Lubbock, TX 79457 - or call: (806) 775-3001

 

Llano Estacado Audubon Society
P.O. Box 6066
Lubbock, TX 79493-6066
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(806)792-9562

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