Hi, my name is Emery Bell. I am the executive director of Eagles for Environment, a student-run organization that aims to restore the Blackland Prairie ecosystem in North Texas.
Today, less than 1% of the Blackland prairie remains. The WWF lists the Blackland Prairie lands as the most endangered ecosystem in North America. The Blackland Prairie supports over 300 species of plants and animals. The prairie’s tall grasses prevent soil erosion and enhance water infiltration. For that reason, the Blackland Prairie is also critical to our watershed, especially in an increasingly urbanized landscape with concrete causing large areas of standing water.
Over the last two years, we restored 2 acres of prairie in Phase 1 of our project, 3 acres in Phase 2, and a whole 10 acres in Phase 3.
Sadly, our recently-restored 10-acre site is in danger of being destroyed by the City of McKinney due to a pipeline that needs renovation undernearth it. The plants residing there were $10,000 of our own money and the work of tireless volunteers and conservationists.
We have received tremendous support from the community in the past, with over 120 volunteers who graciously supported our projects and donated tools and money to make our restoration a reality. We are asking for your help again
Your donation will go directly towards further prairie restoration at the Heard Museum and fund our campaign against the City of McKinney. Both are costly projects, but essential to supporting this fragile ecosystem.
Join us today!