Adamson High School Branch Out Dallas

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When: Saturday, March 9th 

Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Adamson High School, Dallas, TX


The city of Dallas is introducing a new program that gives away free trees. Called Branch Out Dallas, the program provides residents with a tree at no cost for their home. At this point registering for a tree is closed, but on March 9th, the giveaway day, the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks are co-managing the tree distribution…. and we need help. Work  time is from 8:30am till 12:30pm. How about signing up for at least a two hour work block. If you are willing to volunteer,  please let our volunteer coordinator Ellen know by emailing her at elfitz49@gmail.com. Let her know if you can work the entire time of some portion. We need at least ten more volunteers.

FOCP Spring Quarterly Meeting

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When: Tuesday, March 26th 

Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Where: Belmont Hotel (Meeting Hall)

901 Fort Worth Ave.

Dallas, TX 75208

214-393-2300


Don’t miss the FOCP Spring Quarterly Meeting, which will be held at the Belmont Hotel. Enjoy a top notch program, great raffle prizes and fellowship. No charge for this event.  Park in the parking lot used for Smoke.


Program:  Bats of North Texas

Did you know that there are over 1,300 species of bats? These flying mammals provide important benefits to natural ecosystems and human economies. This presentation will discuss bat biology, the bat specie that call DFW home, why bats are so important, and the current threats to bat populations.


Our Speaker:

Rachel Richter is an Urban Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in DFW. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. As and urban wildlife biologist, she focuses on making our communities more wildlife-friendly through educational outreach and providing technical guidance.

FOCP Wildflower Walk

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When: Sunday, April 7th

Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm

Where: Kiest Conservation Area 

2179 W Kiest Blvd

Dallas, TX 75224


Join us for a walk through the native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area in Oak Cliff. Our guide is former Master Naturalist, respected guest speaker on native plants and Studio Outside’s in-house horticultural expert, landscape architect  Brian Halsell. The conservation area is an 88 acre tract of land with an island of native Texas prairie. Over 150 wildflower species were identified by master naturalist legend Jim Varnum seven years ago.  While  you’re there, visit the newly opened mile long Meadow Loop Trail. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Water and insect repellant will be provided. The parking area is in the field at the southeast corner of the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Keist Blvd. Park next to the kiosk. 


For more information: info@friendsofoakcliffparks.org


Note: The above address for the Conservation Area is the address for the tennis center within the Conservation Area. Do not park there. Instead you will need to go another quarter mile  to the intersection of  Hampton Rd and Kiest Blvd and enter the parking area (off Hampton) at the southeast corner of that intersection. Park by the kiosk. Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks.

Volunteer Luncheon at Symphony Hall

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When: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11am - 2pm

Where: Meyerson Symphony Center 

2301 Flora St.


The Dallas Parks Department will once again honor their volunteers with a volunteer luncheon. This year, the event is moving from Fair Park to the Meyerson Symphony Center. The event is April 13th from 11 - 2. Over the years, this event has been a great time with food and entertainment to match. We would love any and all FOCP volunteers to attend this event. . Just email Barbara at babs2540@gmail.com by March 22nd. The address is 2301 Flora St. There will be complimentary valet parking. 


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Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff Park

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When: Sunday, April 14th

Time: 11am - 5pm

Where:  Lake Cliff Park


The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks has had a booth at each of OCED’s fifteen celebrations and this year will be no different.  The event runs from 11 - 5 (April 14th) and we need volunteers to help us with the booth. The day will be broken down into shifts starting at 10 and running till 5:30. Board member Mark Lindenmayer (mlinde001@gamil.com) will be running this project and would love for you to volunteer for part of the day. Even if you are unable volunteer be sure to attend this great grassroots event at lake Cliff Park. While there check out our new Crepe Myrtle Demonstration Garden, just north of the fountain. The beds around the fountain are being redone and transformed into a lobelia demonstration garden.

Earth Day Dallas at Fair Park

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When: Friday-Sunday, April 26th - 28th

Time: 10am - 6pm

Where: Fair Park


This April will be the first time for FOCP to set up at the Fair Park Event. Billed as the worlds largest environmental experience, it will host booths of all sorts April 26 - 28, from 10am to 6pm. There are many hours to in this three day event  and we need your help in working the booth. We are setting up for two four hour shifts per day with two to three people working the booth. Don’t be afraid you won’t know enough to answer FOCP questions….. there will be a board member, or former board member at all times. There is no charge for the event though the city does charge $10 for parking. When you have decided which day you’d like to vounteer, email Jon at jonpapp@sbcglobal.net. This is an amazing event…. you don’t want to miss it.

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