Oak Cliff - This Place Matters
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As a result of our Preservation Town Hall, OOCCL has started an Oak Cliff - This Place Matters Facegbook page found here.  This Place Matters is a campaign organized by the National Trust for Historic Places.  

From their website found here ""This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities."

Download the materials on the National Historic Trust website and make a photo of a place important to you and post it on our Facebook page.  This will help us identify places important to the community and possible City of Dallas Landmark status.



 
Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall
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Reminder:


Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30 pm

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere (at 12th Street)

 

Moderator - Rachel Stone, Oak Cliff Advocate

Panel - The Honorable Scott Griggs, Dallas City Council

Mark Doty, Chief Planner, CIty of Dallas Historic Preservation Dept.

Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate

Bob Meckfessel, DSGN Associates President, FAIA

 

Sponsored by The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, Preservation Dallas and the The Oak Cliff Advocate

 

The residents, neighborhoods and businesses of Oak Cliff are proud of our rich, distinctive history, structures and public spaces, But recently we have been buffeted by tear-downs of historic and loved buildings. As our area continues to experience rapid change and development, we would like to think about how we can act in a positive way to preserve and protect this history. Hear from our expert panelists and take this opportunity to share your ideas about this issue.

 

Admission is FREE

6:30 pm - Meet & Greet with refreshments

7:00 pm - Program 

 
Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall
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Pollinator Yards
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altThe Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
presented its altthird in the Oak Cliff Live speaker series, Wednesday evening, at the Kiest Park Picnic Pavilion. Surrounded by trees and gardens, it was the perfect setting for discussion of pollinator yards. Roger Sanderson, from the Texas Discovery Gardens, gave a slide presentation on the importance of having pollinator yards and how to attract and keep pollinators in your yard.
 
It’s all about the Birds and the Bees,
the Butterflies and the Hummingbirds,
as well as wasps, flies, beetles, and a altwhole lot of other insects and birds that are instru-mental to pollinating our world and enabling future plant generations.
 
Pollinators are so very important to our planet. Their loss has forced China, to start hand pollinating plants in order to produce much needed food. Without pollinators, much of the food we enjoy today would be gone. This is why it is so important to be in tune with our environment.  Already we are losing much of our prairies, forest, and nature to development, which is why it is increasingly important to create spaces in our own yards for these pollinators. 
 
altTurn your useless Saint Augustine lawn
into a haven for altthe birds, bees, and butterflies, and all the other creatures that help balance and make up the eco-system, by planting native gardens & grasses.
 
Barbara Barbee spoke afterwards on plants in our local area, as well as a description of the work that the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been doing. At the close of the discussions, she took anyone who wanted to accompany her across the street to show off the gardens they have been working on.
 
The weather and the turnout was great this evening.  Behind every event is a group of dedicated folks who work hard to bring these things to you. Thanks to: Angie Mobley, Ellie Hajek, Stan Aten, George Baum, and Mary Harrison to name a few. Pink Magnolia provided pimento sandwiches and deviled eggs for the group.
 
The fourth Oak Cliff Live speaker series will be 19 July, on the Hungry and Homeless in Oak Cliff. Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for upcoming information on time and location.

 
 
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