Special offers from Connemara

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift or a really unique way to enjoy the Great Outdoors in 2018?

We have three packages that will provide a special experience in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve.

If you are interested in any — or all — of these opportunities,
contact Connemara’s Meadow Manager Bob Mione
at meadowmanager@connemaraconservancy.org.

Thank You!

As development continues to accelerate, open space plays a more important role in protection of our water supply.

Thank you to everyone that supported Connemara on North Texas Giving Day!

You generous gifts will help us continue to protect open space and provide environmental education throughout North Texas.

If you would like to join our effort, send us an e-mail at info@connemaraconservancy.org. We have volunteer needs in a variety of areas.


Dr. Eileen Tollett joins Connemara Board of Trustees; officers elected

Allen resident and civic leader Dr. Eileen Tollett, who has a long history of community involvement, has joined the Connemara Board of Trustees. [Read more…]

Sunday is family fun day in the Meadow

IMG_3587 (1)Join us Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. for Family Fun Day at the Meadow Nature Preserve. [Read more…]

Pooch Permits now available

Dogs in the Connemara Meadow

Dogs are now welcome back to the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve during a test period running through July! [Read more…]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Dog At Connemara!

Dogs in the Connemara Meadow

The Connemara Conservancy will celebrate Valentine’s Day by welcoming dogs back to the Meadow Nature Preserve with a special “Bring A Dog, Bring A Donation” fundraiser on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. [Read more…]

An early Christmas present! Congress makes tax incentives for donated conservation easements PERMANENT!

The beauty of the Rockin’ K Ranch on full display.

In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate and House voted late last week on a broad, year-end tax deal that will make the enhanced tax incentive for donations of conservation easements permanent! [Read more…]

Connemara adds three new board members, elects officers

The Connemara Conservancy board of directors will have three new members for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. We welcome Connemara founder Amy Monier, Sherry Englande Brown and Bob Mione to the board. [Read more…]

Extend your Earth Day celebration with a special Hops For Habitat


Connemara is giving you a chance to extend your Earth Day celebration an extra day with a special family-friendly Hops For Habitat fundraiser on April 23 at Experimental Table in Lucas.

iStock_000018879725SmallThe event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature local chefs George Brown (Experimental Table), Matt Hamilton (Local Yocal Farm To Market) and Robert Lyford (Patina Green Home And Market). They will unleash their creative talents on pounds of smoked pork, charcuterie with house made pickles, fresh farm eggs and cool vegetables. All capped off by pastry chef Katie Brown’s homemade smore’s.

There will also be a special menu for the kids.

Tickets are $75 per adult and $10 per child and the event is sponsored by Experimental Table and Nine Band Brewing Co. with proceeds benefitting Connemara Conservancy.

Click Here to reserve your seat at the table.


Conservation leaders gather to discuss issues facing North Texas

A huge “Thank You” to all who joined us in Allen on Friday for a daylong discussion of land conservation priorities, projects and potential partnerships that impact the North Texas region.

Led by Jack Tidwell of the North Texas Council of Governments and Carolyn Vogel of the Texas Conservation Connection, the group represented a wide cross-section of organizations, municipalities and individuals concerned about the future of the region as it relates to conservation issues.

Participants included representatives from Rockwall County Open Space Alliance, Upper Trinity Conservation Trust, Texas Parks & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Trinity Trails Preservation Association, National Park Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Native Prairies Association of Texas, Rockwall Open Space Alliance, Trinity Trail Preservation Association and Shannon’s Farms. Also joining the discussion were representatives from the cities of Rowlett, Celina, Royce, Richardson, Pilot Point, Heath and Little Elm as well as various Master Naturalists.

The enthusiasm and passion of all the participants made it clear that there is a growing interest in making sure that protection of our natural resources in the face of rapid development is a top priority.






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