"We recognize that our municipal cemeteries are important, complex and sacred landscapes to the City of Austin and we look forward to working with the community to identify the top priorities for the preservation, promotion and development of our cemeteries," said Sara Hensley, Austin Parks and Recreation Department Director.
to complete. This will be the first master planning effort for the City's five historic municipal cemeteries. A second public meeting will take place on June 26, 2014.
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City of Austin announces cemetery master plan public meetings
The Cemetery Master Plan will also incorporate a comprehensive survey of cemetery trees, which have suffered from the recent drought conditions. "We are pleased to be able to partner with the City Arborist Program in the Planning, Development and Review Department to make this tree survey possible allowing for data driven decision making with regard to the management trees in cemeteries. This project is the first of many in an exciting new era of urban forest management following the adoption of the Austin Urban Forest Plan," said Angela Hanson, Urban Forester. will manage a uniquely qualified team in developing the plan. AmaTerra's most recent work on behalf of the City of Austin involved the successful community engaging archeological excavations of the Vara Daniel Site in Zilker Park back in 2009. Additionally, AmaTerra Environmental was awarded the Texas Historical Commission's Award of Merit in Omega Speedmaster 40mm Vs 42mm
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