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Monday, September 9, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm
TCC-NW Prairie Restoration Project Update & Site Field Visit
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
Room WACB 1123
TCC-NW Meeting Location 2018 – 2019
Tarrant County College’s Northwest campus has endeavored on a prairie restoration project at the site of their future Marine Creek Nature Discovery Center (MCNDC) project. The goal is to integrate interdisciplinary teaching across the campus to provide hands-on educational exhibits, recreational activities and research opportunities to students that increase awareness, appreciation and sustainability of the natural environment. Eventually, a sustainable building will sit atop the hill overlooking the restored pocket prairie and Marine Creek Lake.
Professors and students of the Biology & Horticulture Departments have surveyed the site to identify flora and fauna, remove invasive species, seed the site and water it during establishment. The Horticulture Department has been growing native grasses and wildflowers collected from the site in their greenhouse.
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This is our annual member meeting and includes a prairie tour and dinner at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Leo Ranch. Register & buy your tickets here!
Spend an afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) with NPAT exploring the Leo Ranch, which encompasses several hundred acres of native tallgrass prairie. Botanical experts Bill Carr and Lisa Bellows will lead the tour. The bottomlands were previously farmed and provide an excellent demonstration site for the restoration of farmland to prairie.
This working ranch is a Dixon Water Foundation property located in Cooke County about a half hour northeast of Decatur. More details and directions here…
Later (5 to 9 p.m.), we’ll gather at the ranch’s Clint Josey Pavilion, the first Living Building designated in Texas. It was designed to creates its own energy from the sun, collect water from its immediate environment, and create habitat for other species. It’s an integral part of the surrounding ecosystem.
Dinner will feature Babe’s Chicken with vegetarian options, plus beverages and desserts. As the sun sets on this remarkable place, enjoy updates on NPAT’s accomplishments from the year and our plans for the future. Join us for a rare and fun chance to mingle with other prairie enthusiasts.
Tickets are $45 per person. Register & buy your tickets here!
Check out the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area Prairie Notes for inspiring photos and information about Fort Worth’s iconic remnant prairie!
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The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization & land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, & appreciation of native prairies, savannas, & other grasslands in Texas. NPAT has conserved more than 4,000 acres of native Texas prairie, including 1,340 acres of endangered tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, & your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.
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