Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lost Creek Character: Dark Sky

From Deborah Castro, Lost Creek:

"We enjoy a dark sky in Lost Creek because we elected NOT to have street lights. Let's work to establish a neighborhood character of preserving the dark sky because excessive light is wasting energy, causes ill health, contributes to global warming, and adversely affects the environment. Nocturnal animals such as fox, deer, owl, ring tail, bats and others cannot feed, mate or rest in abnormally illuminated trees and forests. The Cousins PUD buildings and parking decks are going to be abnormally highly lit buildings. We want to keep Lost Creek a dark sky in order to protect our natural environment. Since we are a municipality we qualify to start the work of obtaining a dark sky status. Dripping Springs, TX just received their award. Read more at this link.

Hopefully, we can work towards obtaining a Dark Sky Designation."

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