Buda needs support for Dark Sky designation

By Megan Wehring
BUDA — To preserve the beautiful night sky, Buda is gathering letters of support from residents and businesses to become an International Dark Sky Community.
In 2014, Dripping Springs was the first in Texas to become a Dark Sky location; Wimberley and Fredericksburg followed suit years later. Buda was inspired to move forward with the designation process in 2018, an effort for the community to be more sustainable and conservation-minded.
While Buda has adopted the necessary lighting policies, the city is also required to have community support to meet the designation standards.
The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce has reached out to members with a template letter to include in the application package. Once information is filled out in the yellow highlighted spaces, letters should be emailed as soon as possible. Please call (512) 295-9999 or email info@budachamber.com with any questions.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring is nearing one year at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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