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Cibolo Nature Center News
Cibolo Nature Center

February, 2010

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Herff Farm Designated as One of Texas' MEP

The Herff Farm has been recognized as one of Texas’ Most Endangered Historic Places, and we recently learned it will also be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. With Cibolo Creek running on one side of it and Menger Creek on the other, the farm reminds us of the reason our ancestors came to the Hill Country – the pure, abundant water they found here. Because of its role in sheltering these water resources, the farm is part of the Cibolo Corridor Conservation Initiative, an important project of the Cibolo Nature Center.

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Look What Workshops are Coming to CNC in February!

Feb. 10:  Outdoor Classroom Guide Training and Organizational Meeting.  WE  NEED YOU!!  Breakfast provided.  Wear appropriate attire as we will be outside for part of the day and on the trails.  If you like kids and the outdoors, this is for you!  Contact Mary Gomillion, Children's Education Director, at 830-249-4616.

Feb. 12:  Wildlife Tax Valuation General Update Seminar.

Feb. 13:  Rainwater Harvest Workshop

Feb. 20:  Cedar Biology and Management Workshop

Feb. 20:  Boerne Birders at the CNC:  Great Backyard Bird Count!

Feb. 27:  Attracting Birds Workshop Part 1:  Bird Boxes, Seed, Feeders, Water and Habitat Enhancement
 

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History in the Making

The designation of the Herff Farm as one of Texas’ “Most Endangered Places” is a milestone in a decade-long struggle by the Cibolo Nature Center to save this ecologically and historically important property.  We started raising funds to purchase the Farm in 2000, and many generous friends, community leaders and foundations responded. By the end of 2009, we had paid all but $500,000 of the $2.55 million price.  CNC’s staff and board members hope the designation will bring attention to the campaign, so that we can finish paying off the debt and start using the farm property as an extension of the nature center.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to make a contribution to the Herff Farm fund, please go to the “Support the CNC “ section of our website -- www.cibolo.org -- or call us at (830) 249-4616.
 



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Second Saturday Volunteer Service Workday - February 13 - 9 am - noon

Please bring your family and friends to spend the morning pulling weeds, picking up trash and other to-do projects to help keep the CNC beautiful.



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Kids Club. February 13: We Love Birds! 10 am-11:30 am

Love is in the air!  Special guests will be making their appearance in the trees, and with the help of some handy eyewear you'll get the chance to see them close up!  CNC Backporch.  Donations gladly accepted.  (No drop-offs please)



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Mother Nature's Storytime: Our Feathered Friends!

Date:  Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the CNC Visitor Center.  For children ages 3 - 5 and their caregivers.  Presented by Constance Keremes, Boerne Public Library Youth Librarian.  Donations gladly accepted.



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Oops! We have a scheduling clarification...

If you receive our printed newsletter, you probably noticed we have our Conservation Easement Workshop scheduled for March 17.  Please be advised we had a change in scheduling after our newsletter went to print.  The Conservation Easement Workshop will positively be held on March 24.   We apologize for the confusion!



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