Tuesday, March 20, 2012
La Puerta Project
The La Puerta tract is located east of Rio Grande City just off Highway 83. On the north side of 83 is a small parking lot where visitors can park to access the property by foot only. This tract of land needed water for the wildlife. A plan was made to create a pond to meet this need.
This is Charles, our heavy equipment operator for the refuge. He was called in to dig the hole for the pond. He finished off the edge by piling up dirt on the liner to hold it in place. He made it look so easy!!! It looks GREAT!!!
Plans were made and pipes were laid. Water is supplied by a solar powered pump installed by Wally and Joe with supervision from wetland biologist and supervisor, Imer de la Garza.
Voila...we have water as long as the sun is out and it is for most of the year here in south Texas. We think the wildlife will make good use of this fresh water source as it is one of the three things all critters need to survive...food, water, and habitat.
Here is the proud crew with a job accomplished. Joe, Imer, Wally, and Charles. Our hats are off to you guys!!!
Until next time.....