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Special Garland Cultural Arts Event –  Night at the Museum: Gallery Walk Art by Anne Weary, including her works created in the Preserve

Special Garland Cultural Arts Event – Night at the Museum: Gallery Walk Art by Anne Weary, including her works created in the Preserve

Anne Weary grew up living in what was then a very rural part of Garland. Her father owned quite a bit of land along Holford Road between Arapaho Road and what is now George Bush Tollway. She rode her horse, they had a few cattle, and their historic house had been built in 1936. She loved to draw the creek, forest and prairie adjacent to their...

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North Texas Master Naturalist Big Chapter Project

North Texas Master Naturalist Big Chapter Project

Texas Master Naturalists Share Their Talents with Spring Creek Forest Preserve On November 4, 2023, Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland received the gift of 25 energetic North Texas Master Naturalists. Each volunteer gave three hours of volunteering to remove woody trees and shrubs encroaching on the beautiful limestone prairie, remove...

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New Book by Amy Martin –

New Book by Amy Martin –

New Book by Amy Martin – Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth  Natural history, ecology, and geography of North Texas… a field guide to over 100 species of flora and fauna… and 25 eye-opening hiking adventures. Over 350 color photos and 40 detailed maps in a gorgeously laid out book. Spring Creek is featured! Spring Creek...

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Read about our Preserve in Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine

Read about our Preserve in Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine

Read about our Preserve in Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine Steve Walker, a local writer and our geocaching friend, wrote an article on Anne Weary and Spring Creek Forest and Park Preserve in the June 2023 issue of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine. The TPWD staff did a photo shoot with Steve and Anne at the Preserve, and the article...

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Have you ever wondered why?

Have you ever wondered why?

Have you ever wondered why? According to the creators of the Spring Creek Forest Preserve Master Development Plan that was written in 1992, the Preserve is a unique old-growth bottomland hardwood community. It should be protected because there are very few old-growth forests remaining in North Central Texas and because of its plant diversity. The...

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Congratulations to our board president, David Parrish!

Congratulations to our board president, David Parrish!

On October 18, 2022, at the Garland City Council meeting, the city of Garland’s Environmental and Community Advisory Board (ECAB) recognized Society president David Parrish for his environmental work in the Garland community. David was presented with a well-earned Special Recognition Award. David wears many hats – he is our Society president, a...

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April 2022 Honorary Lifetime Memberships

April 2022 Honorary Lifetime Memberships

Honorary Lifetime Memberships Ginny Wilcox and Fay Danahy were awarded Honorary Lifetime Memberships at our March meeting. These two ladies were there at the beginning of the Society in 1989. They kept the Society going through several years when interest had ebbed. But they kept at it and found others who were interested and then found some...

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City of Garland Fire Department helps Society remove a rusting car

City of Garland Fire Department helps Society remove a rusting car

City of Garland Fire Department helps Society remove a rusting car In February 2016, the Society spearheaded the removal of a long-abandoned, rusting Subaru which had been hiding in plain sight in the Preserve behind the Curtis Culwell Center. Then-Mayor Doug Athas, who is now on the Society Trail Monitoring Team, approved a request made by...

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