Spring has sprung! And not very long after a record snowstorm hit North Texas. Nowhere but Texas can you go from below zero temperatures to 80 degrees in just a few days. I hope you and your family have recovered from the storm and can now see better days arriving with spring: redbuds blooming, tree leaves peeking out, and birds singing.
It is hard to imagine that a year ago, the city was shut down and we were home not certain what was to come from this new virus. I imagine many of you, along with your friends and family, struggled during this last year on many fronts. I hope you were able to find comfort in nature and at the Nature Center.
We could all use a positive story right now, and I have one to share.
I was recently informed of a project spearheaded by Friends members Jaime Dickerson and Bert Slade. They hike the Canyon Ridge Trail every Sunday morning and have been doing so for quite some time for the exercise and the beauty of the trail. As Jaime puts it, “We hike when it is 95 degrees and when it is 15 degrees, rain or shine!”
During these weekly hikes, Jamie and Bert have noticed something they do not like seeing at the Nature Center—TIRES! Hundreds of them. An enormous pile of discarded auto and truck tires is spilling down the bluff and filling the creek bed about 1/4 mile off the trail. Jaime and Bert have been concerned about the tires for esthetic reasons and the possible impact of decomposing tires and associated pollutants finding their way into Lake Worth.