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Kathy Cash loves Tandy Hills

Friends of Tandy Hills not only preserves, conserves, educates, and celebrates one of the most endangered ecosystems in America, the Tall Grass Prairie at Tandy Hills Natural Area, they also sustain a community of like minded citizens who volunteer as stewards for the Kids on the Prairie (KOP) program. KOP kids spend a day on the Tandy Hills prairie connecting field investigations using academic applications immersed in a unique diverse experience. To this date over 3,000 neighborhood kids have been changed by this program as well as the school communities they serve.

– Kathy Cash
Exploratory Learning Investigation Specialist
FWISD Science Dept. (retired)

Kathy was the key to helping us partner with Fort Worth ISD to launch the Kids on the Prairie program that has changed the lives of thousands of school kids. 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