LAS CRUCES, N.M., -- District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon throws a seed ball as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the $1.6 million environmental restoration project near the Las Cruces Dam, Sept. 5, 2014. The seed balls are packed with a mixture of wildflower seeds that "are waiting for nature to release with steady rain," said Lisa LaRocque, city of Las Cruces sustainability officer.

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