The Texas Land Conservancy's 30th Anniversary Gala was a great success.
Over the last thirty years, the members of the Texas Land Conservancy have been able to conserve 85,000 acres of land all over Texas, through 109 conservation projects spanning diverse landscapes: from chalk mountains to pineywoods, salt flats to high deserts.
The Texas Land Conservancy 30th Anniversary Statewide Gala took place December 1st, along the water at Richard and Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux's Lake Austin conservation property, the 65-acre Vitruvian Domain. 300 guests joined us outside for bocce ball, tequila, locally made co-op brews, delicious dinner and desserts, Devaki Knowles' photo booth, and the sweeping sounds of Mother Falcon. All the beautiful Gala photos by Nicole Mlakar-Livingston are on Facebook.
The Texas Land Conservancy 30th Anniversary Gala headliner, Mother Falcon, was featured this year on KLRU's "Art in Context." The episode can be watched online.
History of the Texas Land Conservancy - 30 Years of Conservation
The Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) was founded by the late Edward C. "Ned" Fritz in 1982. Ned Fritz, a prominent Dallas lawyer, was considered by many to be the "Father of Texas Conservation." Read more about TLC's history on our website.
Now in its 30th year, the Texas Land Conservancy has conserved almost 85,000 acres of land in Texas. As the cities of Texas continue to grow, it will be these protected lands that tie us to our history and afford scenic viewsheds and outdoor recreation even as our major cities expand.
Thank you to the TLC 30th Anniversary Gala Advisory Committee. The support of these individuals made the 30th Anniversary Gala possible:
Michael Grimes, Kate Vickery, Celeste Quesada, Kevin Tuerff, Elaine Holton, Juliana Tran, Colin Parker, Travis Philips, & Wayne Graham.