Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest
Break for the summer.
September 6, 2016: Meeting at North Garland Branch Library, 7:00 p.m.
September 10, 2016: Work session. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
As the area surrounding our Preserve becomes filled with buildings and parking lots, it is imperative to educate the people who move into and work in these new buildings. We need to explain about the huge difference between our preserve and a city park.
A preserve is left as natural as possible – fallen trees are left in place to decay and become the food source for insects and grubs, which in turn are essential food for our birds and other wildlife. The undergrowth of small trees and plants is not cleared out because it provides essential food, shelter and plant diversity. Knowing that the creek corridor is home for bobcats, coyotes, owls, raccoon, and many other amazing creatures is exciting to us! Our prairie is not a football or soccer field. It is home to scores of grasses and wildflowers such as the native milkweed plants that Monarch butterflies require in order to continue their life cycle. We need to help our new neighbors understand that a healthy preserve does not look like a city park. A healthy preserve is wild-looking, messy, tangled with roots and native vines, and alive with bees, butterflies and animals hiding until it is safe to come out in the dark to find food.
We are caretakers of the Preserve. Carry a sack so you can pick up trash while you walk our beautiful nature trails. Help people see the preserve as an environmental treasure rather than a site for recreation.
Membership – please join our group and then renew your membership annually.
A membership form is located on our website, www.springcreekforest.org.
Meeting information: Meetings generally begin at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting dates 2016: April 5, September 6, and beyond will be announced.
Meeting Location: North Garland Library
3845 N. Garland Ave. (at Apollo Rd.)
Garland, TX 75040
Work session information: Generally held the Saturday after each meeting 9 – 11 a.m.
Locations: Locations are announced by email or on our web site. They will be at 1770 Holford Rd, 1787 Holford Rd, and 4848 N. Garland Ave near Academy Sports, or the Naaman High School baseball parking area.
Work session dates 2016: Meet location varies
April 9, May 7 includes byo picnic after the work. September 10 and beyond location will be announced.
President, Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest
Cell phone: 972-495-3569