Save The Date: NT Giving Day

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Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 19. That’s the date of the annual North Texas Giving Day when your contribution to the Connemara Conservancy goes even further!

On September 19 your donation to Connemara will help us qualify for bonus funds and prizes from the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Schedule Your Gift In Advance

To make it even easier to show your support, you can schedule your gift in advance by visiting our page on NorthTexasGivingDay.org at any time beginning September 9.

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 19 to “Get Up And Give.”

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News from Connemara

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The latest issue of Landscape, our newsletter, includes a message from the President of the Connemara Board, information on the annual Earthfest celebration and news and updates on activities the Meadow.

CLICK HERE to read the latest issue.

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Entering The Meadow during construction

While construction is taking place, there are three ways to access The Meadow:

  • You can park in front of our gates (not on the street) which are located at the Eastern end of Hedgcoxe (Turn to the East from Alma and drive to the end of Hedgcoxe, our gates are immediately to the right of the house with the purple door.)  After you park, walk around the gates, through the vacant lot, cross the staircase, or walk around it and you will be in the middle of the Upper Meadow.
  • You can turn left on Greensboro when Hedgcoxe ends, park next to the public park at the end of Greensboro, walk across the park to the sidewalk, take a right and walk into the Meadow.
  • Volunteers are at the Meadow on most weekday mornings from 9 a.m. until Noon and you can park in the Alma parking area, walk down the gravel road, cross the bridge (we leave the temp gate open) and walk into the Meadow.

 

 

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Join us for dinner in The Meadow on April 27

Supper With A Cause

You are invited to join The Seed Project Foundation and Harvest Seasonal Kitchen on April 27 for a very special evening of food and fun in The Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve.

Cocktails begins at 5 p.m. in the Pecan Grove, followed by a seasonal four course meal in The Meadow crafted by Harvest Seasonal Kitchen’s Executive Chef Andrea Shackelford.

Tickets are $125 per person.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

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Holiday in The Meadow rescheduled to Dec. 16

Connemara Celebrate The Season

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Connemara’s Holiday in the Meadow celebration has been rescheduled to Dec. 16 due to bad weather expected this weekend.

The Connemara Conservancy invites you to join us Sunday, Dec. 16, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve as we celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

We will have cocoa and smores, hayrides, hammocks, carols, a photo booth, potential Elf sightings, and more.

Holiday music will be provided by Allen Philharmonic Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Holiday cookies and brownies will be provided by Market Street of Allen.

In addition, with a donation to Connemara you can register for one of these two great outings:

Bee Hive Tour:  Join the Meadow Bee Keeper for a working visit to the hive.  You will be dressed in a full bee suit, work the smoker and provide other assistance.  Photos and video of the experience will be provided.

Private Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roast with Hay Rides:  You and 11 of your friends will have a 2-hour private hot dog/marshmallow roast in the Meadow on a Saturday night in December or January.  Hay rides will also be provided.

 

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Thank You! for your support

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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Backyard Gnome takes a look at Connemara

the-backyard-gnome-logoWe love it when someone talks about Connemara and our mission.

The latest comes from The Backyard Gnome, where writer Tony McLellan takes a thoughtful look at our history as well as the work we are doing today.

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Join us May 6 for an Artist Reception in the Meadow

Human Nature by artist Art Garcia

“Human Nature, Figure No. 5, No. 6, No. 7” by artist Art Garcia

Dallas artist Art Garcia is adding to your enjoyment of the Meadow Nature Preserve this spring and summer with his exhibition, Human Nature, a collection of colorful steel sculptures representing the human form that have been thoughtfully placed throughout the Meadow.


The public is invited to an Artist Reception in the Meadow from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, featuring music, food, drinks, a discussion and tour of the sculpture with the artist.


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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.

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Celebrate the Season, Dec. 10 in the Meadow (Updated!)

Connemara Celebrate The SeasonCLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

The Connemara Conservancy invites you to join us Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve as we celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

We will have marshmallows for roasting, hayrides, carolers, holiday crafts, cocoa and candy canes, a photo booth, potential Elf and Santa sightings, and more.

Holiday music will be provided by Allen Philharmonic Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Christmas trees and treats will be provided by Whole Foods Market.

(Updated information – Dec. 5)

In addition, with a donation to Connemara you can register for one of these two great outings:

Bee Hive Tour:  Join the Meadow Bee Keeper for a working visit to the hive.  You will be dressed in a full bee suit, work the smoker and provide other assistance.  Photos and video of the experience will be provided.

Private Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roast with Hay Rides:  You and 11 of your friends will have a 2-hour private hot dog/marshmallow roast in the Meadow on a Saturday night in December or January.  Hay rides will also be provided.

 

 

 

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