Connemara adds new easement in Flower Mound

Connemara Conservation Director RJ Taylor and Mark Weatherford complete the agreement protecting 16 acres of open space in west Flower Mound.

Connemara Conservation Director RJ Taylor and Mark Weatherford complete the agreement protecting 16 acres of open space in west Flower Mound.

I am very excited to announce that half of the new 32-acre High Meadow residential subdivision in west Flower Mound will feature protected open space, thanks to an agreement between developer Mark Weatherford and the Connemara Conservancy.

A portion of protected open space at High Meadow.

A portion of protected open space at High Meadow.

Connemara will hold an easement on the 16 acres, guaranteeing that the wooded and prairie conservation land will remain undeveloped in perpetuity. The easement adjoins land already protected by Connemara in the Chimney Rock Estates subdivision of Flower Mound and provides an additional layer of water quality protection for runoff that enters Corps of Engineers land and Lake Grapevine.

This is forward-thinking, smart development at its finest. Not only has Mark guaranteed that High Meadow residents will have access to open space in its most natural state, he is also providing a way to help protect the quality of an important water supply.

“I couldn’t ask for a better partner,” said Mark, who also worked with Connemara on the original planning of the easements of the Chimney Rock Estates development. “I have a great comfort level with the organization from our past experience, and it was important that we continue to use that concept of conservation-friendly residential development on the adjoining tract of prairie and forest lands.”

The 16 additional acres bring the total number currently protected by the Connemara Conservancy to almost 5,400 acres throughout North Texas.

 

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