The Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter is one of 48 recognized chapters throughout Texas.  Our chapter meets in McKinney Texas and draws members from communities in Collin, Hunt, and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas.  Our well-trained chapter members volunteer in numerous local efforts to help people learn about and appreciate Texas's natural resources.

Dallas Area Community Gardens (a working list, August 2010)

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

This list was compiled by Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) for the purpose of facilitating the interaction between community garden groups across North Texas, and to assist those who may wish to volunteer or in other way support the development of community gardening. 

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

Great American Cleanup, Sat., April 5, 2014.  9am-1pm starting at Pecan Grove Park, Wet Zone Pavilion, with free volunteer appreciation lunch and prize drawings afterwards.  Grand Prize: 12' Jackson kayak. Contact mbrown@keeprowlettbeautiful.org to sign up!

Our meetings are held on the fourth Sunday each month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for November and December.
 
Our organization has been meeting continuously for 20 years. We accept anyone as a member.  One can attend the regular meetings for free.
 
Membership dues are $15/year for an individual, $20/year for a family membership.
 
Member-Only events:  Annual member's garden tour, Annual Fall Field trip, October Seed Exchange, December Holiday Party.

The Texas Trees Foundation has a vision for our community. It is a community comprised of beautiful, well maintained parks, shady tree-lined streets and boulevards, hiking, biking and nature trails, and other outdoor amenities which combine to form a living and working environment that enhances the economic value of its commercial areas and its neighborhoods, and nurtures the health, safety and quality of life of all its citizens; a community in which its citizens actively participate in building and sustaining its “urban forest.” The Foundation will serve as a catalyst in creating such a community. Visit texastrees.org for more information.

Mission:

To promote the conservation and restoration of Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) as a rare remaining example of native prairie that was indigenous to most of the Fort Worth area.

To facilitate use of THNA as an education and recreation resource for experiencing and understanding the natural environment of predevelopment Fort Worth.

To increase awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas through the annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest and other activities.

About Tandy Hills Natural Area:

Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160-acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960s and designated a “natural area” in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times.

Earthx, formerly Earth Day Texas, is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profits worlds to unite and show North Texans how green lifestyles choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

 

 

Texas Conservation Allaince is a dynamic group of individuals and organizations protecting Texas’ rivers, forests, coastlines, wildlife, and other natural habitats. The Alliance harnesses the energies and experience of Texans from varied backgrounds who share a common interest in protecting our state’s natural resources. TCA has an exceptional record of accomplishment over its forty-year history.  Texas Conservation Alliance builds grassroots coalitions of conservationists, sportsmen, landowners, advocates for nature tourism and outdoor recreation, business people, timber industry leaders and elected officials to influence public policies that affect the environment and to solve natural resource problems. We invite individuals and organizations to join the Alliance and help us provide a natural legacy for future generations of Texans!