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  Merriwood Ferguson

Region: Rio Grande Valley

Topics: Wildlife, Sanctuaries, Hazardous Waste Incineration

Ms. Ferguson, a builder and resident of Brownsville, has been an active volunteer with the Gladys Porter Zoo, Sea Turtles Inc., Lower Laguna Madre Foundation, and Frontera Audubon Society. She has been a critical part of efforts to stop the Vulcanus ocean incineration project, to bar the Boca Chica land development proposal, and to halt or improve the dredging of the Lower Laguna Madre. She has also been instrumental in work to create and protect the wildlife corridor along the lower Rio Grande River and to educate the public about the plight of many sea turtles, particularly the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle.


February 26, 2000
Brownsville, Texas
Reel 2087

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Ms. Ferguson.

Please see the video (reel 2087) or the  transcript of Ms Ferguson's full  interview.






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Texas Legacy Project

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