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Jim Bradbury Likes Tandy Hills

I grew up in the far northern reaches of the DFW Metroplex, an area of vast unplowed prairie. We rode our bikes through the forest, fished natural ponds and played baseball in fields marked out in the native grass. As I grew up, Dallas and Fort Worth grew out. All too quickly these natural places were absorbed into the concrete and glass of progress. There is little left of it now, but that world still exists in a few places. You might mistake them for simple fields, but they are the unplowed earth, grasses of the old Indians and flowers that only remain in these overlooked hills. I have long been a supporter of Friends of Tandy Hills because it’s comprised of the people that believe in the value of the prairie that remains. I am lucky because I saw it all once before it was gone. But the eyes of our children can only see it in these few remaining places like Tandy Hills.

–James D. "Jim" Bradbury, PLLC
(also, Vice Chairman of the Texas Land Trust Council)

Jim supports groups that preserve and enhance green space for the benefit of all. Your donations in support of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area on North Texas Giving Day will help us "keep it like it was." Mark your calendar for September 18.

This is our first year to participate in the fund and profile-raising event called North Texas Giving Day. On September 17, 2015  from 6 a.m. until midnight, each donation of $25 and above made through our page on the North Texas Giving Day website will receive bonus funds and prizes which means that your tax deductible donation to Friends of Tandy Hills on Giving Day will go further.

Your donations to Friends of Tandy Hills are vital. There are no paid staff members in our nonprofit organization. All donations fund conservation and education initiatives. Where specifically do your donations go?

  • Our award-winning outdoor education program Kids on the PrairieProgram expenses include: 
    • transportation to and from Tandy Hills Natural Area for 250 4th graders from area schools annually,
    • field journals tailored to the local Cross Timbers prairie and aligned to Texas State and National science standards, 
    • onsite outdoor facilities, 
    • water, snacks, and lunches for the kids, teachers and bus drivers. 
  • Our long term goal of restoring the land itself via the Master PlanThese goals include: 
    • critically needed removal of invasive species, 
    • trail maintenance and creation, 
    • construction of a visitors center. 

We hope you agree that Tandy Hills is a North Texas jewel, and that Friends of Tandy Hills plays a critical mission in "keeping it like it was."  On Thursday, September 17, please visit FOTHNA’s page on anytime between 6am and midnight and click "Donate Now". Then put on your hiking boots, grab your water bottle and  come, take a hike in our rare prairie remnant.  Just east of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. 

Thank you for joining us in our essential work

See you on the prairie!

Our Campaign for 2015 will be here

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