Hunter Lukken, Eagle Scout, Troop 80, Dallas, Texas, raised money, built and installed 6 benches at Cedar Ridge Preserve. The project was completed on November 3, 2013. Thank you Hunter!
LABOR DAY EVENT SOGGY BUT SUCCESSFUL
Mother Nature kindly cooled the temperatures and provided rain at our wonderful Labor Day Event! Master Birders Walt & Diane Berk led bird walks. CRP Trail Steward Chris Hughes hosted a seedball station. Michael Cook brought his silk moths and a silk loom. Texas Discovery Gardens' Jennifer Hoffman showed giant millipedes and hissing Madagascar cockroaches. Citizen Forester Tim Argo shared information about trees. Native Plant Society's Bruce Ballengee led a nature walk. Master Naturalist Bob Richie led a group down Bluebonnet Trail, identified local plants and discussed foraging. Dana Wilson and Emily Hoffman led several groups for vine identification. Amy Sala and Hati hosted a crafts table for children. Dallas Poetry Slam Poets emoted from the prairie. Mingo took excited passengers on hayrides. Trees for Humanity and Texas Honeybee Guild set up tables and shared great causes. Naturalist Amber Arseneaux hosted our silent auction. A BIG thanks to EVERYONE who helped make this event a success!
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CONSERVATION IN ACTION!
Third Saturday of each Month
Habitat Restoration and Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve is on the Third Saturday of every month throughout the year, rain or shine. Volunteers remove non-native plants, restore trails, and work in the butterfly garden. Repairing trails reduces erosion trouble spots and removing non-native plants clears crowded trail edges. We provide snacks, water, pruning shears, shovels, and work gloves. All you need to bring is sun screen and bug repellent. Questions? Contact info_CRP@yahoo.com.
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75249 (972-709-7784)
At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve (formerly the Dallas Nature Center) is a slice of the hill country just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. CRP has been managed by Audubon Dallas since April 2003 by charter from the Dallas County Park & Open Space Program and the City of Dallas. To view the General Rules and Regulations from the Dallas County Park and Open Space Program, click here.
Please be aware that wheeled vehicles of ALL types, including bicycles, are prohibited on the trails. NOTE: CRP cannot accommodate large groups because there are not a lot of seating, tables, or other picnic equipment.
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For questions about educational programming, scheduling a visit by a school group, or planning a Scout project, call 972-709-7784.
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