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Pat Johnson


Pat Johnson

Region: Blackland Prairie

Topics: Mines, Lignite, Coal, Dams, Water, Development

Ms Johnson is an artist working in ceramics, tile and paper, as well as running the Live Oak Art Center in Columbus, Texas.  Also, she has long been involved in civic affairs, ranging from serving as precinct judge, to working on environmental matters. 

Her environmental work included helping organize and lead the non-profit group, Fayette County Resource Watch, which successfully pressed the Lower Colorado River Authority to cancel the Cummins Creek operation, a large lignite surface mine and power plant, in 1989.  She was also involved with a public interest group, Clear Clean Colorado River, in persuading the City of Austin to improve their sewage treatment during the late 1980s to protect habitat and users in downstream reaches of the Colorado River. During more recent years, she has been engaged in opposing large-scale residential development slated for Fayetteville, the small, historic community where she has lived since the 1970s.



February 24, 2008
Fayetteville, Texas
Reel 2407


Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Ms Johnson.

Please see the transcript and video record, in reel 2407, from Ms Johnson's full interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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