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National Organizations Directory

As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Armand Bayou Nature Center

Address: 8500 Bay Area Blvd.
Pasadena, TX 77507

Region: Southwest

Phone: 281-474-2551
Fax: 281-474-2552
Web: www.abnc.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: City/Local
Organization Type: Nature Center

Services this organization provides

Native Plant Focus: ABNC is one of the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States. The Center's stewardship programs ensure that future generations have the opportunity to experience a wilderness close to home. ABNC's educational programs promote the value of preservation and conservation of natural resources. These programs also encourage everyone to incorporate ecological concepts into their daily lives.

Description: ABNC was founded in 1974 as a result of efforts begun by an environmental visionary, Armand Yramategui. Armand foresaw the urban growth around Armand Bayou and strove to have this land remain a wilderness. Armand's tragic death in 1970 inspired a local, regional and national coalition of people and organizations to acquire the 2500 acres of land now preserved as ABNC. ABNC is a non-profit organization that was established with the mission preservation and environmental education.

Last Update: 2010-07-02
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