More sponsors sign on for MeadowFest 2017

Connemara MeadowFest sponsor Neighborhood Management

Connemara MeadowFest sponsor Darling Homes

Connemara MeadowFest sponsor Whole FoodsThank you to Neighborhood Management, Darling Homes and Whole Foods Market, who have all signed on as the latest sponsors of MeadowFest 2017.

They join Emerson Partners, Gardens of Connemara, Montgomery Farm, Montgomery Farm Gardens, Montgomery Urban Tree Farm, Nine Band Brewing and Trademark Car Wash as sponsors of the event scheduled for April 29 at Bedside Manor at Montgomery Farm.

For more information, including online ticket sales, CLICK HERE.

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Save The Date For MeadowFest, April 29

 

Connemara Conservancy Allen Plano MeadowFest

Join the Connemara Conservancy for an evening of dinner, dancing and fun to celebrate the beauty of nature and Texas open space and to support our conservation efforts to restore critical habitats for Monarchs, bees and other pollinators.

  • Cocktails
  • Food truck
  • Photo Wagon
  • Outdoor Games
  • Music and Dancing
  • Tickets are $100 per person.

Sponsorships and individual tickets available.

Purchase Tickets or Sponsorships Online

Download Printable Sponsor Packet

Download Printable Individual Ticket Request

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Connemara MeadowFest sponsor Nine Band Brewing

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Thank You for your support of Connemara!

Connemara Conservancy easement Strain Family Farm

Among the more than 6,000 acres protected by Connemara are 121 acres of the Strain Family Farm in Dallas County. For over 100 years the Strain family has farmed this land near Lancaster. Today the family is dedicated to preserving open space as well as the agricultural history, culture and character for future generations.

All of us at the Connemara Conservancy want to thank everyone that made 2016 such a special year for land conservation in North Texas. [Read more…]

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Join our Adopt An Acre campaign to protect North Texas open space

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

At this time of giving, it is important to remember that one of the most important gifts we can leave for future generations is access to the beauty and wonders of nature. That’s why we hope that when you are making your end of year gifts you will include the Connemara Conservancy in your plans.

There is no doubt that the dramatic growth of North Texas over the past decade has put tremendous strain on our land and our natural resources. That’s why we are working hard with landowners, local governments and forward thinking developers to identify and protect open space throughout the area that will be important to ensuring that we are able to maintain our quality of life.

But there’s so much more to our land – and our work  – than just the acres on the ground, the sunsets, the hunting trips, the summers spent at the lakes and the wild places where imaginations can still roam free.

Conserving land provides many critical, long-lasting benefits. Protecting sensitive wetlands and the lands surrounding lakes, rivers and streams from development protects floodplains and keeps polluted runoff out of drinking water. Preventing more land from being covered in concrete ensures that more of the precious little water that falls has the ability to soak into the ground and our aquifers, replenishing our water supply and reducing the chance of serious flooding.

The need for conservation is growing

Connemara currently protects more than 6,000 acres of open space. In addition, we provide access to conservation education for thousands of students each year.

But our work is far from done. The demand for our services has never been greater.

That’s why we need your help.

Connemara relies on the generosity of people like you that believe in the importance of open space and conservation education.

Preserving our heritage

We invite you to read this year’s letter from Amy Williams Monier, who founded Connemara with her mother, Frances Williams, in the early 1980s.

Letter from co-founder Amy Monier Williams.

At the time, even though their farmland was surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of open space, they knew development was one its way and it was only a matter of time before their land would be surrounded by homes and shopping centers.

That day has arrived.

By establishing the Connemara Conservancy and setting aside 72 acres of their most pristine property as the Meadow Nature Preserve to be protected and enjoyed forever, however, they made sure that every generation to come would have access to the beautiful landscape that generations of their family had enjoyed.

Now we ask you to help us continue the important work by Amy and her mother over three decades ago by visiting our contribution page and making a gift to Connemara. As Frances was fond of saying: “Remember that even the most modest gift gives grace to the giver.”

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Connemara Conservancy Board of Trustees.
Mark Yarbrough, president
Beverly Coghlan, vice president
Sherry Englande Brown, treasurer
Bob Mione, Meadow Steering Committee chair
Ross Obermeyer
Dr. Eileen Tollett
Jim Watkins
Scott White, secretary

Click Here To Make Your Gift To Connemara

 

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Jim Watkins named to Connemara board

Connemara welcomes Jim Watkins of Rockwall to the Connemara Conservancy Board of Trustees.

Jim is a software engineer with extensive experience in managing organizations, sales and business development, nurturing and developing customers, managing software development, process improvement, and personnel acquisition, development and retention.

He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for VolunteerNow. Prior to joining VolunteerNow, he was Sales Director/Program Manager for Precision Technology Inc. after three decades in various management positions at Texas Instruments.

He also has been a long-time supporter of Connemara and our mission of protecting open space and providing environmental education throughout North Texas.

Welcome to the board, Jim.

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“Art In The Meadow” is Sunday

Tomorrow is the day to spend the afternoon with your family in the Meadow Nature Preserve. From 1 to 6 p.m. we will partner with the Allen Arts Alliance to present “Art In The Meadow,” an afternoon of art and fun for the entire family.

The event is free and open to the public. [Read more…]

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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.

 

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Save The Dates

Connemara Conservancy Meadow Communities Foundation of Texas promotionSept. 22 – North Texas Giving Day

From 6 a.m. to midnight on September 22, your donation to Connemara will help us qualify to receive extra funds. Every gift of $25 or more will go further with $2.5 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes! We will have more information on how you can participate as we get closer, but for now be sure to mark you calendar for the morning of September 22 to “Get Up And Give.”

Allen Arts Alliance event in Connemara Meadow PreserveOct. 16 – Art In The Meadow

Connemara and the Allen Arts Alliance are teaming for an afternoon of art, music and fun in the Meadow Nature Preserve. Local artists such as Katherine LiBretto, whose print is featured above, will have their work on display while local musicians provide entertainment. In addition, a wide variety of family-friendly activities including a pumpkin patch perfect for family photos are planned throughout the afternoon. More information to come!

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Pooch Permits approved for year-round use

Dogs in the Connemara Meadow

Dogs are now welcome back to the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve year-round! [Read more…]

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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…]

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