The members of TLC celebrate 30 years and 3,416 more acres conserved!
This year brought many new conservation victories for the state of Texas, made possible through support from people like you. As you know, the landscape of Texas is changing, but we all have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future of our state if we work together to conserve land strategically and swiftly. As the Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) nears the end of its 30th year, it is amazing to see everything that its members, donors, landowners, and volunteers have been able to accomplish. Together we have now conserved almost 85,000 acres in diverse landscapes all across our state. This year alone, we were able to conserve five new properties, totaling 3,416 acres. That’s the size of Lost Maples and Garner State Park put together! With the preservation of these projects, TLC now protects 109 properties totaling 84,316 acres. These conservation milestones would not have been possible without your support.
As Texas’ urban and suburban areas expand into rural lands, water becomes a scarcer resource, and as drought continues to persist, conservation of land becomes ever more important. The members of the Texas Land Conservancy have made great strides to protect lands in Texas this year and with your help that work will continue for years to come. We hope you will renew your support by donating today. In 2012, TLC was able to conserve several properties in vital watersheds, including the first conservation easement in Coryell County, Fall Off Creek. Fall Off Creek is a beautiful, 690-acre property, just three miles from Mother Neff State Park. Fall Off Creek’s rolling limestone hills, endangered species habitat, and rich history, including prior-ownership by former Texas Governor Pat Neff, the founder of the State Parks system, will now be protected in perpetuity.
Your support allows TLC to protect more properties like Fall Off Creek. Please consider a year-end donation to continue this important work. The Texas Land Conservancy is a lean, efficient organization that allows your donation dollars to make a real impact on Texas conservation. For every $1 donated to the Texas Land Conservancy, we are able to protect $20 worth of critical lands. This allows your support to have a significant and meaningful impact on the future of the state you love. Renewal of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve’s 121 acres of green space in the heart of Dallas attracts thousands of visitors each year. In 2012, thanks to grants from private foundations and extraordinary supporters like you, TLC started the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Renovation Project. This project ensures that hikers, bikers, school groups and scout troops from all over the Dallas area have improved, safe access to the wild spaces of the preserve, while also protecting the preserve’s natural integrity for the benefit of the plant and animal species who thrive within it. Through strategic projects like this all over the state, we will be able to make a difference on the future of Texas. Please consider making a donation today to make an impact on the future landscape of Texas. Sincerely,
P. Michael Jung Mark Steinbach President, Board of Directors Executive Director P.S. Your contribution supports a diverse and expanding network of protected natural areas throughout Texas that enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. This future must be supported by a community of Texans who, like you, share an appreciation for these critical landscapes and a commitment to sustaining them. Thank you!
P.P.S. We have a brand new video online! The short video, “Protecting the Nature of Texas,” documents our efforts to save land in partnership with dedicated landowners on beautiful properties all over Texas.
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