Visit the NPR link below to hear the masterfully told story by National Public Radio’s Wade Goodwyn as he visits Big Spring in Dallas Great Trinity Forest with Master Naturalist Dana Wilson and Big Spring advocate Ben Sandifer
On Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7PM, the Dallas chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is proud to present, for the first time anywhere, Richard Grayson, Becky Rader, Ben Sandifer, Tim Dalbey, and Jim Flood presenting, Pemberton Big Spring: Its History, Science, Botany and Current Status in the Great Trinity Forest.
Learn the history of the area with evidence of life in Pleistocene era; habitation of Native Americans; Sam Houston’s visit in 1843; land ownership by founding Dallas settlers Beeman’s, Bryan’s and Pemberton’s; and the recent controversy of the nearby Texas Horse Park. But especially, learn the science of the spring, its water quality, the native plant life the spring and surrounding area supports. Also learn the current status of the last significant spring in Dallas County and how its future is threatened.
NPSOT members will be extended a special invitation to help with NTMN Big Chapter Project at Big Spring on November 14: Replanting of Milkweed and grasses.