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Beethoven is joyous about Tandy Hills

Who can express completely the glory and ecstasy of the prairie. O, sweet solitude! I must confess here and now that it was my visit to Tandy Hills Natural Area in 1820 that unleashed the inspiration for the final movement of my most beloved work. Only one word can describe the emotions of my heart on that sweet April morn as I gazed across the flower-covered hills. Joy!

– Ludwig van Beethoven, on, Ode to Joy, the choral movement of Symphony #9, 1824

What Ludwig saw and felt is still here today. 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 northtexasgivingday.org 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 http://tandyhills.org/campaign2015


See all the folks who like Tandy Hills: http://tandyhills.org/campaign2014