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Brett Johnson - Pollinator Management Within Dallas City Parks

North Texas Master Naturalists
Event organized by North Texas Master Naturalists

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A core value of the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department is environmental stewardship of park properties. Through the Urban Biologist position, the department has taken on a number of conservation initiatives. Chief among these are prairie management and it's connection to the overall pollinator conservation efforts within the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Current conservation efforts within the park system will be discussed, along with volunteer opportunities.

The Department is a steward of its resources and is committed to maintaining an accurate inventory of its natural assets, and Brett is responsible for leading a natural resource management plan. Some key components of that plan include: implementing a feral hog trapping program to reduce feral hog damage on parks properties, get a restoration program in place for the unique Blackland Prairie remnants at White Rock Lake, conducting an inventory of natural resource assets within Dallas Parks properties, and increasing pollinator conservation areas around the city.

Meet and Greet (with light refreshments) - 6:30
Audubon Dallas Chapter news - 7:00
Presentation - 7:15