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Arlington Field Office participates in the third annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest
Southwest Region, April 26, 2008
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Arlington staff talk conservation at Fort Worth Prairie Fest
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Staff from the Arlington, Texas, Ecological Services Field Office provided an information booth at the 3rd annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest at the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth on April 26. The display was successful in providing information to teachers, families, and the general public about the Service, National Wildlife Refuges, wildlife and their habitats with an emphasis on prairies, and getting children back in nature. Contacts were made with a few landowners regarding prairie protection and restoration. More than 60 exhibitors took part in celebrating local prairies by providing live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, environmental education, and wildflower tours for the public. The Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960's and designated a “natural area” in 1987. The park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge since 1990.


Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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