Ecology-based organizations at the border are scrambling after Trump’s emergency declaration over border security last week The National Butterfly Center had filed a restraining order to try to stave off any advances of a border wall, an order that's essentially been lifted. Eco-tourism along the border is a multi-billion-dollar business. The border region surrounding Mission, Texas is home to several wildlife reserves, parks and nature groups, including the National Butterfly Center. The organizations say they depend on tourism dollars to support the local economy and the Center's director says the wall would have a devastating, long-lasting impact on the ecology.
“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VABEFORE YOU GO