Who We Are?
Friends of LLELA do?
Assists or operates:
- 15,000 square foot native plant nursery.
- A Visitor Center.
- maintenance of eight miles of trails.
- Opening two new trails to the public in the next few years.
- Maintain and host programs at a restored 1860s log house complex.
Purchases Supplies for:
- Short-term research projects as well as long-term scientific activities on site.
- Onsite educational and recreational activities.
- An annual seminar that highlights the use of native plants in landscaping.
- A bi-monthly lecture series with local experts, researchers, and enthusiasts on various environmental topics.
- Special events like The Bluegrass and BBQ Dinner and Trail Runs.
- Wildlife projects like the bobwhite quail reintroduction program and the box turtle program.
- The only migratory bird banding station available to college students in North Texas.
- The operation of one of the few inland MOTUS tracking towers used to detect radio transmitters attached to both resident and migratory birds.
Mission and vision
- To preserve and restore native Texas ecosystems and biodiversity while providing opportunities for environmental education, research, and recreation.
- To heal the land and restore the bond between people and nature, ensuring the preservation of our natural heritage for the future.
- The Friends of LLELA assists LLELA’s partner organizations in fulfilling our mission and making our vision a reality.