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Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks at Conservation Symposium in Midland

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MIDLAND - Former First Lady Laura Bush was in Midland on Friday to talk to ranchers and farmers at a conservation symposium.

The event took place at the Petroleum Club.

Bush was one of several speakers who were there to explain how playa's are used to conserve rainwater for local wildlife.       

Playa's are areas of land that fill up with water when it rains. 

She told the audience she wanted to not only show people how they worked but she also wanted them to have scientific proof.

"We want it to be scientific. We don't want to tell people to do something that, really, would not be successful in the end. And so we want it to be everything to people here. We want it to be research-based, and to have real examples to show them," Bush said.

Bush went on to talk about how important water conservation is in our area and that doing small things can make a difference.

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