Congratulations to Dianna Cruz for being the Grand Prize Winner of our February "TEXAS VISTAS" photo contest! Her photo will be displayed as the TLC Facebook banner again this week AND she will receive a TLC sticker and T-shirt.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo! We appreciate you sharing your artistic views of Texas with us.SAD YOU DIDN'T WIN THAT FREE "T"? Don't worry! We have plenty of TLC merchandise for sale in our online store - take a look and order today! http://texaslandconservancy.org/support-tlc-mainmenu-211/shop-mainmenu-210.html
Texas Water Symposium - The Pedernales: Challenges and Opportunities Facing an Iconic Hill Country River BasinWater, essential for life, is our most precious and valuable natural resource. But water supply is limited and under increasing pressure from a growing population. How will we protect this resource and plan for a sustainable future? Please join us for The TexasWater Symposium - The Pedernales: Challenges and Opportunities Facing an Iconic Hill Country River Basin. When: Thursday, March 20th, Doors at 6:30, Program 7:00 - 8:30 Where: Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, TX Our panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing this Hill Country resource and the work that is being done to protect it.
3/28/14 - 3/30/14:
Weekend at the Ivy Payne Wildlife RefugeJoin Texas Land Conservancy and the Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge (Anderson County) for a family-friendly weekend of camping and nature tours in the 480 acres of hills and bottomlands of Parker Creek. Tour guides and East Texas conservationists, Earl Matthews and Heinz Gaylord, will be leading the weekends’ events. Ivy’s Wildlife Refuge was donated to TLC in 1987 by the late Ivy Payne. The diverse landscape includes forested slopes and ravines, bottomland, short-leaf pine savanna, and creeks lined with dogwood trees.
See our full list of upcoming 2014 events. Be sure to check back often for updates!
Texas Land Conservancy is the profiled environmental organization in the January 2014 "Trash Times" by Budget Dumpster.
Click here to read about the work we do featured in this article by Kevin Rossigol:
Protecting the Nature of Texas In the spring of 2012, filmmaker Ben Hamilton travelled around the state to capture TLC's conservation work. Along the way he met three landowners who have chosen to conserve their land with TLC. Hear their heartfelt stories of Texas heritage and love for the land and enjoy spring wildflowers, sweeping vistas and bright Texas stars in this moving nine-minute tribute to the work of Texas Land Conservancy.
The Future of TexasAnother great take on the work we do here at Texas Land Conservancy- be among the first to view our brand new short film by the talented Ben Hamilton of Pioneer Videography. If you would like to support protecting land all over our amazing state click here to make a charitable contribution today! Our work is only made possible by generous donations from people like you.
Take a look back at the events that we participated in or hosted in 2013. It was a great year full of work days, fundraising, and fun.
Help support the work of Texas Land Conservancy and join conservation successes like this: In 2012 alone, TLC was able to complete five projects totaling 3,524 acres. Combined that’s more than three times larger than White Rock Lake Park in Dallas and eight times larger than Hermann Park in Houston! The demand for water by our state’s growing population will be a tremendous challenge we will continue to face in the coming decades. Fortunately, conserving land makes a big impact on the future water quality and quantity in our state. Join us today.
By Kate Vickery
“I hear folks say we do not have as many good men and women as we used to have, but that is a mistake. I feel sure some of my nieces and grandnieces have far surpassed me. As far as the boys, we have as fine a lot of young men as any country ever had.” –Sarah Jane “Sadie” Shelley (1850–1950), daughter of Mary Russell Shugart Shelley
We are proud to introduce you to some of Sarah's grandnieces and nephews. Meet Howard Hicks and his wife, Helen, and Howard's first cousin, Bettie Green with her husband Terry and dog Blu, all photographed at one of their favorite places: the family’s Pike Davis Ranch (photos after the jump).
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