The Gregg Ranch development leads the way as the first major corporate sponsor of the Gateway to the Hill Country Beautification Project. Located at US Highway 281 and Texas Highway 71, the Project will feature native Texas wildflowers on 56 acres of grassy median, easements and clover leaf sections of the highway right-of-way.
The Hill Country beautification project is being spearheaded by Citizens of Scenic Texas Highways, Central Texas (CSTH), a non-profit organization of volunteers.
“We are very excited to add Gregg Ranch to the long roster of supporters of this highway beautification initiative,” Isaac J. Gonzalez, director of CSTH, said. “Supporters include six neighboring county governments, twelve city councils within those counties, the Lyndon Baines Johnson family, the Texas Department of Transportation and Governor Abbot. This combined support delivers a strong validation to our citizen volunteer initiative. Gregg Ranch development’s added support should be embraced by all who treasure the beauty of the Hill Country and Highland Lakes region.”
Gregg Ranch is a 240-plus-acre master-planned residential community underway just south of the US 281 and Texas 71 intersection.
“It makes sense for Gregg Ranch to lend early support for this wildflower beautification project so near our residential community,” Chris Cacheris, vice president of Harvard Investments, Inc. said. “We are on board with the vision of this Gateway to the Hill Country featuring the Lady Bird Johnson Native Texas Wildflower Mix. It will be beautiful. ”
“Wildflowers are an intrinsic part of the beautiful landscape for which we’re known in the Hill Country,” Christian Fletcher, executive director of Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., said. “We strongly support any efforts to preserve and enhance this beauty for future generations.”
The Gateway to the Hill Country Beautification Project is an Adopt-A-Highway Landscape Partnership Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation. Phase One (2016) included professional arborist care for free-standing and clusters of native oak trees, provided by an in-kind donation from Mills Services of Kingsland. Phase Two (2017 and 2018) is planting seasons for the Lady Bird Legacy Wildflower Mix.