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

 

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…]

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…]

Thank You! Allen Scout Troop 8134

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Connemara would like to give a huge “Thank You” to Allen Scout Troop 8134 for their recent work in The Meadow Nature Preserve following the flooding of Rowlett Creek that left trash as far away as the Meadow entrance. [Read more…]

Extend your Earth Day celebration with a special Hops For Habitat

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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.

 

Celebrate 2015 with a Connemara calendar

ConnemaraCalendarMockUp550Celebrate every season of 2015 while supporting Connemara.

With a $25 contribution, we’ll ship you our first Connemara calendar featuring scenic photography from the more than 5,000 acres of open space protected by Connemara and other North Texas landscapes.

We have a limited supply of calendars available, so order yours today.

Click here to make your donation and receive your calendar.

Calendars ordered by Dec. 22 will arrive in time for Christmas.

 

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