Photo by Brendan Gaesser
Building Community Across Texas
Stretching across the entire state, the TLC community is stronger than we’ve ever been. From landowners to breweries, birders to mountain bikers, and everyone in between, we are spreading our love of nature and building a new generation of conservationists.
Thanks to the support of more than 360 members and almost 70 business partners, 2019 was a successful year for partnerships and spending time together. Thank you to all of our supporters for being a part of this success. This work would not be possible without you.
Your Support is EVERYTHING.
2019 Conservation Highlights
In 2019, we added 19,838 more acres to TLC’s protected properties. These conservation successes could not have happened without your continued support. TLC has now protected a total of 111,378 acres across the state!
Cannon Farm is rich in agricultural history and has been owned by the same family since 1882. We are thankful for Karen Kuebler and her commitment to conservation.
Donated conservation easements are one of the greatest contributions to land preservation that landowners can make. Protecting land and safeguarding our natural heritage is important not only for today but forever.
Boggy Slough Conservation Area
Boggy Slough Conservation Area consists of more than 19,000 acres along 17 miles of the Neches River. With its addition, TLC now protects approximately 52 miles of the Neches River, or 12.5% of its total length! Situated entirely in the East Texas Pineywoods, this preserve is host to bottomland hardwoods, upland pine forests, and pristine wildlife and game habitat. It supports incredible biological diversity, beautiful scenery, unique historical and cultural features, native flora and fauna, and several rare species, including two groups of the federally endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.
We want to say a big thank you to the T.L.L. Temple Foundation for protecting this vital habitat forever. Through a collaborative effort with The Conservation Fund back in 2015, the foundation put in place a conservation easement that was officially transferred to Texas Land Conservancy on December 19, 2019.
THANK YOU FOR ENJOYING NATURE WITH US
From night hikes and yoga classes to camping weekends, we loved hanging out with you in 2019. The more we can come together to share our love of nature, the more people who will want to protect it.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING YOUR TIME
Without you, we would not be able to maintain TLC preserves and have them open and accessible to the public. Thank you for making it so we can all enjoy these natural areas. A special thank you to the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA), Junk King Dallas, Citysquare, Texas Conservation Corps, and our volunteers at Marysee Prairie, Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge, and Kachina Prairie.
THANK YOU FOR DRINKING BEER (FOR CONSERVATION)
We are so thankful for our community partner breweries who participated in our Beer for Water campaign, but it wouldn’t have been successful without you! For every beer you drank, breweries donated $1 to protect land, water, and wildlife in Texas. We are excited to continue building this community of conservation-focused businesses so we can continue to protect land, and the water that flows through it, for years to come.
Thank you to our 2019 Community Partners
|Stewardship & Legal Defense Fund||191,695||93,756|
|Dividends & Interest||263,244||289,041|
|Gain (loss) securities||–||–|
|TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE||929,121||$808,468|
|Cash and Equivalent||136,750||271,194|
|Other Current Assets||57,725||57,725|
- Stewardship & Legal Defense Fund
- Dividends & Interest
- Gain (loss) securities
- Conservation Projects