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Join TLC in Dallas or Austin for three events this fall:
Austin: Join Texas Land Conservancy and Fresh Chefs Society for a farm party on a lovely fall evening! Food, spirits, music, and friends at the beautiful Springdale Farm. This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.
Dallas: Join Texas Land Conservancy for a fun happy hour on Friday, November 15th, at 7 pm at Outpost Tavern and then come spend time outside with us the next day at our Oak Cliff Nature Preserve for a fun work day sponsored by Whole Foods and KIND bars.
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TLC supporters came out to Salt & Time in Austin on July 18th to learn about the Land for Water Initiative and enjoy river cocktails, salumi and a silent auction. Read on for photos and a link to CultureMap Austin's recent coverage of TLC's strategic conservation project that began two years ago and will guide our conservation work for the next thirty!
Help support the work of the Texas Land Conservancy and join conservation successes like this: In 2012 alone, TLC was able to complete five projects totaling 3,524 acres. Combined that’s more than three times larger than White Rock Lake Park in Dallas and eight times larger than Hermann Park in Houston! The demand for water by our state’s growing population will be a tremendous challenge we will continue to face in the coming decades. Fortunately, conserving land makes a big impact on the future water quality and quantity in our state. Join us today.
Earth Day always brings out the fun for TLC. This year was no exception. We hosted a happy hour at Easy Tiger in Austin, spread the word about Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas at Earth Day Dallas, spoke at Horizon UU Church in Carrollton and participated in Austin Give 5% for Earth Day for the fourth year in a row. Read on for photos and more.
In the spring of 2012, filmmaker Ben Hamilton travelled around the state to capture TLC's conservation work. Along the way he met three landowners who have chosen to conserve their land with TLC. Hear their heartfelt stories of Texas heritage and love for the land and enjoy spring wildflowers, sweeping vistas and bright Texas stars in this moving nine-minute tribute to the work of Texas Land Conservancy. Read on for the link to watch online.
By Callie Thompson
Kate Vickery, TLC’s Development and Communications Director, and Callie Thompson, TLC’s Outreach Coordinator, recently got the chance to go on a one hour hike through the beautiful trails of TLC’s Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas. In between exclamations about the gorgeous spring wildflowers and wondering where the rest of our hiking group was, a great conversation occurred about conservation in Texas, trees and what it really means to be a tree-hugger.
By Kate Vickery
“I hear folks say we do not have as many good men and women as we used to have, but that is a mistake. I feel sure some of my nieces and grandnieces have far surpassed me. As far as the boys, we have as fine a lot of young men as any country ever had.” –Sarah Jane “Sadie” Shelley (1850–1950), daughter of Mary Russell Shugart Shelley
We are proud to introduce you to some of Sarah's grandnieces and nephews. Meet Howard Hicks and his wife, Helen, and Howard's first cousin, Bettie Green with her husband Terry and dog Blu, all photographed at one of their favorite places: the family’s Pike Davis Ranch (photos after the jump).
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