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2013-01-03 / General Stories

Donation to Grow Pine Trees Commended by Kleinschmidt

Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt would like to commend South Texas Money Management, Ltd. (STMM) for its large donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to help “Operation Loblolly” grow thousands of pine seedlings for fire-ravaged Bastrop County. Rep. Kleinschmidt said, “Instead of sending holiday gifts this year, this investment firm made a donation in each client’s name to the Wildflower Center to help it grow some of the millions of pine seedlings Bastrop County needs to replace.”

STMM’s donation is expected to help the Wildflower Center reestablish approximately 30 acres of loblolly pine trees. The accelerated recovery of native vegetation will significantly reduce soil erosion on treated acres, more rapidly restore the destroyed habitat of native animals, and help restore the natural beauty of the area, as well as its economy.

The company’s CEO Jeanie Wyatt, CFA, serves on the Wildflower Center’s Advisory Council. She said, “Trees are such a memorable symbol of the holiday season, and we hope that this contribution will honor Texans for many years and throughout every season.”

Rep. Kleinschmidt would like to encourage other Texas businesses to STMM’s lead and make contributions to the charities of their choice. For more information on the effort to restore Bastrop’s pine trees, please visit www.bastroprecovery.org.

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