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Dripping Springs First International Dark Sky Community in Texas
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014

The International Dark-Sky Association(IDA) announced today it has designated the first International Dark Sky Community in Texas. In naming the City of Dripping Springs International Dark Sky Community, IDA is pleased to recognize local efforts to protect and preserve the character of the nighttime sky over central Texas.

“Dripping Springs joins a select club as the world’s sixth Dark Sky Community,” said IDA Executive Director Bob Parks. “They’ve embraced smart lighting through effective controls that improve visibility, while preserving the night sky.”

“When people enter the Dripping Springs area at night, many of them notice something is different – the skies over the city are not spoiled by light pollution,” explained Todd Purcell, Mayor of Dripping Springs.

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