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20191008 Planta Nativa features Christine Ten Eyck WEBChristine Ten Eyck will be sharing her passion for human and ecological wellbeing as she presents “Return of the Natives,” as keynote speaker at Quinta Mazatlán’s 2019 Planta Nativa on Thursday, October 17. Planta Nativa is an annual Texas Native Plant Celebration with all-inclusive happenings such as live music, art, food, adult beverages and education. The Majestic Mesquite is this year’s theme.

“We are both honored and thrilled to have Christine Ten Eyck, advisor to the State Department, empowering us at Planta Nativa this year,” said Lisa Ramirez, Recreation Supervisor at Quinta Mazatlán. “Christine’s designs respond to context, celebrate native ecologies and connect people with each other.”

Christine Ten Eyck, is a renowned Landscape Architect known for her ability to connect native plants, local culture, water conservation, and sustainable resources in a way that is both beautiful and practical. Awards recognizing Christine’s contributions to landscape architecture as an advocate for sustainability and landscape authenticity include the United States Senate Congressional Commendation for Historic Preservation, National Trust for Historic Preservation Landscape Architecture Award, Cities Alive Green Roof & Wall Award of Excellence, Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Award of Excellence, in addition to numerous national and state chapter awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Planta Nativa takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlán located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen. Tickets are $15 and are all-inclusive. Advance ticket purchase is required via Ticketmaster.com (search: “Planta Nativa”). Space is limited. For more information visit www.quintamazatlan.com or www.facebook.com/McAllenQuintaMazatlan.