Alcoa Foundation responds to Bastrop County disaster


Alcoa Public Affairs Manager Jim Hodson (center) presented a $15,000 Alcoa Foundation Disaster Grant to Bastrop County Commissioners John Klaus and Clara Beckett, County Judge Ronald McDonald, Roxanne Hernandez and Commissioners William Pina and Vivian Dildy. Alcoa Public Affairs Manager Jim Hodson (center) presented a $15,000 Alcoa Foundation Disaster Grant to Bastrop County Commissioners John Klaus and Clara Beckett, County Judge Ronald McDonald, Roxanne Hernandez and Commissioners William Pina and Vivian Dildy. Alcoa Foundation has designated a $15,000 disaster relief grant to Bastrop County, impacted by the destruction of recent wildfires. The funds will be used to help restore the Lost Pines ecosystem through erosion control measures and revegetation activities on the properties affected by the fires.

“The intense wildfires stripped the landscape in many areas, significantly increasing its susceptibility to soil erosion. We see the grant as a way for the Alcoa Foundation to provide timely assistance in implementing emergency measures designed to prevent soil erosion from both wind and water,” Jim Hodson, Alcoa Rockdale Operations Public Affairs Manager, said.

“The generosity of the Alcoa Foundation will give us a great start to address the restoration activities within the burn area,” Roxanne Hernandez, LPHCP Administrator, Bastrop County, said.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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