Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest – September 2017 Announcements
Welcome to Spring Creek Forest. We have had a busy year, joining forces with other organizations to make the park more accessible and educational.
The Boy Scouts laid recyclable blocks on a notoriously muddy portion of a trail. New trails were created and old trails maintained. The North Texas Master Naturalists class of 2016 planned and marked an interpretive trail, enabling visitors to access information of the flora and fauna at each posted site by using a cell phone, or by printing out a brochure at home to bring along. The Wildscape Garden has been maintained by volunteers from several volunteer groups and the Butterfly garden was planted by Keep Garland Beautiful. The City of Garland Parks and Recreation Department has assisted us in all these endeavors.
We hope you enjoy this natural area. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and stay on the trails!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017: Meeting at North Garland Branch Library, 7:00 p.m. Master Gardner Carolyn Rozier will speak on “Tales Plants Tell.”
Saturday, September 9, 2017: Work session from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 1770 Holford. We will clear trails which have over-grown a bit during summer and pick up trash. Materials: Wear work gloves, long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.
Saturday, September 23, 2017: Attend the free Live Well / Go Green Expo presented by the City of Garland. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd, Garland, 75040. Includes outdoor fest, recycling, energy and water conservation information and much more. The Society will have a table and we hope to see you.
And More: Note these dates now so you don’t forget! More information to come.
· Keep Garland Beautiful Trash-Off – Saturday, October 14. 2017.
· Christmas is for the Birds – 7th Annual – Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Event for pre-school and elementary age children.
· Bird Walks with Certified Master Birder Reba Collins –Come for a morning walk with certified master birder Reba Collins and learn to identify some of our resident and migrating birds. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. If it has been raining, mud boots are appropriate.
o Saturday, November 25, 2017: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., 1787 Holford Road
o Saturday, January 20, 2018: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., 1787 Holford Road
o Trout Lily Walk – 25th Annual – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Preservation Society General Information:
Meetings generally begin Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: North Garland Library
3845 N. Garland Ave. (at Apollo Rd.)
Garland, TX 75040
November 7, 2017 – Information to come
December 5, 2017 – Holiday party at other location
January 9, 2018 – NOTE this is the 2nd Tuesday
February 6, 2018 – Janet Smith, “Water-Wise Yards”
March 6, 2018 – Dwight Wilson, “Tracks and Signs”
April 3, 2018 – Book Reviews
May – no meeting
Break for summer
September 4, 2018Work session information:
Generally held the Saturday after each meeting 9 – 11 a.m.
Locations: Locations vary and 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 4695 Ranger Drive near the Naaman Forest High School baseball parking area.
Materials: Wear work gloves, long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.
October 7, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018
May 5, 2018 – And, after working, stay for a “Bring Your Own Picnic”
Break for summer
September 8, 2018
For Society information:
Maureen Bly, President, Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest
Cell phone: 972-814-0902
For General Park information:
Garland Parks and Recreation Department