Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest Educational and Service Activities for 2019

Please check out the activities below and plan your calendar.

Speaker Series:
Meeting Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Monthly Public Speaker Series, usually on 1st Tuesday of the the month from September to April. Check dates below for location.

March 5, 2019
Location: North Garland Branch Library, 3845 North Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040

Kevin Burns speaks of Wicked Plants

His presentation covers plants that are deadly, illegal, intoxicating, dangerous, painful, and destructive/invasive. This presentation uses interesting historical anecdotes, photos to identify the plants and facts so gardeners can avoid these plants in their landscapes. 

Also on March 5, members will participate in two votes. The first vote will be on incoming Executive Committee members. If you would like to serve on the Executive Committee or help plan work days, programs, nature walks, or in other ways, please let us know before March 5.
Members will also vote on whether to accept updated Society By-Laws. Copies of the updated By-Laws will be emailed to members in mid-February so there will be plenty of time to review them and ask questions before the vote.
To be considered a Member and therefore eligible to vote, you must either be a Lifetime member or your Annual membership must not expire until after March 5, 2019. A family membership is considered 1 vote and voters must be 18 years old or older. To find out the status of your membership, please contact our Treasurer, Marvin Rogers, If you wish to become a member so you can vote, please join! See below.

April 2, 2019: John Watts, The Rise of the Arthropods Location: North Garland Branch Library, 3845 North Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040
Summer break
September 2019: To be announced
Suggestions: If you have ideas for speakers or topics for future programs, please, email your suggestions to Jennifer Kolmes (

Field trips and Workshops:

Self-Guided Interpretive Trail:

Watch our website for other seasonal walks, to be announced throughout the year.

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Work Sessions- One Saturday a month, 9:00 – 11:00 am: Check Website for Details, including dates and locations which may vary or change.
Next Date:  March 9, 2019   at 1770 Holford Road, Garland, TX. This is the park with the circular parking lot and pavillion.

Upcoming Dates: 2019 – Apr. 6, May (to be announced) , Summer break, September (to be announced)

Safety Materials: Each work session will begin with a safety briefing. Wear work gloves, long pants, protective eyewear, and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns, and such.  All participants must sign our Liability Waiver.  All minors 16 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Projects- Need a project for your Gold Award, Eagle Scout rank, or organization? Contact David Parrish (

Society Membership

Membership: Join Us Today! Download our membership form:

Monthly Email: To subscribe please contact:
Make 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

Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For location, please contact

For General Preserve information:

The above activities are specific to the Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest.
For general Preserve information, please call Garland Parks and Recreation Department, 972-205-2750.

Thank you for your support!

Barbara Baynham

Executive Committee, Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest