Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest

Educational and Service Activities for 2019 – 2020

So glad warm weather is here! Come out and enjoy the Preserve!
Service and Volunteer Opportunities Monthly Work Sessions – As we mentioned in last month’s announcements, our Executive Committee is enthusiastic and energetic.

October Work Session-

We Need You

Upcoming Dates: 2019 ) October 6 2019

Monthly Work Sessions – One of our passions is preserving the prairies, the riparian forest and the forest land in Spring Creek Forest. Sadly, the natural beauty of this area is often over ran by trash and invasive plants. Come join us as we work on preserving this special place. Meet our crew and learn about the plants and animals that call the land home. We invite you to enjoy a moment of pride when you look back on what you have done, preserving a natural place we so desperately need in the Dallas metro area. Our work days are a great way to get to know Spring Creek Forest and the people who love the area.

Upcoming Work Dates: 2019

October 6, 2019 – Location: 1787 Holford. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00am

Work on the wildscape will continue. Plans are to place edging stones around the garden and work on several places where invasive plants have been seen in the preserve.

Safety Materials: Each work session will begin with a safety briefing. BRING WATER. Even in the heat, wear work gloves, long pants, protective eyewear, and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.  If you have them, bring loppers and/or small tree saws. All participants and the parents of minors must sign our Liability Waiver.  All minors 16 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

November 9, 2019 – Location: 1787 Holford. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

All minors 16 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Projects- Need a project for your organization, Gold Award, or Eagle Scout rank? Contact David Parrish, dparrish1953@yahoo.com.

October Things to Do

Future Adventures

  Speaker Series

We have a great line-up for you… Monthly Public Speaker Series: usually on the 1st Tuesday of the month from September to April.  
Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Check dates below for location.

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November 5, 2019: Karen Rice, Monarch Butterflies. Our prairies and meadows have both host and nectar plants that Monarch butterflies need to survive. Our world needs these amazing creatures. Come and hear about them.

December 3, 2019: Holiday Party. Information to come.

January 07, 2020:Tom Frey, Forest Composition in Spring Creek Forest. The variety of trees in our forest is what made us famous. And who
can resist hearing Tom Frey, the ultimate Preserve authority, speak.

February 04, 2020:Marian Hirsch, Trout Lily Drawings Trout lilies are one of our signature native plants. We hope you have been on one of our annual Trout Lily Walks that we hold in late February. Marian Hirsch creates drawings and water colors of these beautiful, petite plants. Her water colors of plants are on display at BRIT in Ft. Worth.

March 03, 2020: Brett Johnson, Feral Hogs Talk about invasives! Feral
hogs invade an area in a pack and can devastate where ever they decide to be. Brett Johnson, Senior Environmental Coordinator for the City of Dallas, works with park department properties on habitat and wildlife management. He coordinates

April 07, 2020: Bonnie Bradshaw, Coyotes and Critters We love them and need them (except feral hogs). Bonnie Bradshaw is founder and president of the company called 911 Wildlife which specializes in the humane removal and relocation of problem critters. The company mission is to prevent native wildlife from being orphaned, injured, relocated or euthanized. Summer break.

Do you have suggestions? If you have ideas for speakers or topics for future programs, please email your suggestions to Becky Sans, beckysans7@gmail.com.

Society MembershipMembership: Join Us Today! Download our membership form: https://springcreekforest.org/join/

Monthly Email: To subscribe please contact:
Barbara_Baynham2005@yahoo.comMake a donation! Your donation helps the all-volunteer Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest offer public lectures, conduct habitat management workdays, and offer public nature walks. Please mail your tax-deductible donation to: Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest, Attn:  Treasurer, P.O. Box 450176, Garland, TX 75045-0176