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Into the Meadow
We would like to give a big Thank You to everyone who made the first INTO THE MEADOW dinner under the stars and Sunday's open house such a tremendous success.

It was the perfect way to reopen the Meadow Preserve and you can experience "Into The Meadow" in photos.

Plan now to join us next year for "Into The Meadow Again" by becoming a Member of the Connemara Conservancy for daily access to the Meadow Preserve and conservation activities throughout North Texas or Volunteering to help with next year's event.

And be sure to check out our ongoing calendar of plans and activities.

We want to give a special Thank You to the sponsors and contributors who made this weekend so special. If you have a chance, please purchase their products or services and thank them for doing their part to protect open space throughout North Texas.

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Eugene McDermott Foundation
Highland Homes
Alford Media

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Amy and Jules Monier
Pat McBride
North Texas Nurse Practitioner Group
Harrison Williams
Montgomery Farm

In-Kind Gifts
Barbara and Randy Rosenblatt, Glazer's Distributors
Tactical Marketing Labs
Tomlin Investments
REI
ATT Performing Arts Centre
Trademark Car Wash
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
Market street
Whole Foods
Borders
Origins
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Dick's Sporting Goods
Red Mango Yogurt and Smoothies
Sample House and Candle Shop
Hilton Garden Inn

The Connemara Conservancy was founded in 1981 with an initial gift of 72 acres by Frances (Montgomery) Williams on the border of Allen and Plano called the Connemara Meadow Preserve, or simply, The Meadow.

Ahead of her time for the area, Frances became concerned that her family's land was in jeopardy of succumbing to the almost unstoppable "urban sprawl". By protecting the Meadow forever, Frances gave us the gift and opportunity to experience and understand Texas as it was, as it would be without us, and as we'd all want it to be. The Meadow will forever remain in its natural state as an open window to the environment where we live.

Connemara soon realized the need for large-scale conservation throughout the North Texas area. As a result, it became one of Texas' first land trusts, a qualified organization to hold conservation easements on private land in partnership with willing landowners. Connemara is now one of over 40 land trusts working to preserve natural lands throughout Texas. It is also the only regional land trust focusing solely on North Texas preservation. Our Mission

Connemara Conservancy works with landowners and communities who share our love of the land to protect and conserve the critical natural landscapes remaining throughout North Texas
Those of us who love the Meadow realize there is so much more land to be saved if we want our childrenís children to be in touch with subtle changes that herald the changes of the season.
- from the writings of Frances Williams
Page Last Updated: April 18, 2014