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Milkweed Along the Greenway Bookmark

Milkweed Along the Greenway
Learn how the Spring Creek Education Society and Precinct 4 are teaming up to stabilize the banks of Spring Creek and create a habitat for pollinators along the way. Founded by former Jones Park staff member Terri MacArthur, the Spring Creek Education Society promotes the educational and recreational programs of the Spring Creek Greenway. One of their largest projects so far was to create the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden at Precinct 4’s Dennis Johnston Park to help save the dwindling monarch butterfly population.

Preserving Greenspaces Bookmark

Preserving Greenspaces
Back in the late 1960s, 11-year-old Barbara Conley ran through the woods along Spring Creek barefoot in search of blackberries. She and her family ambled along the banks hunting for Native American arrowheads. As teenagers, she and her friends walked across a tree that had fallen in the creek to picnic on a nearby sandy bar. In the evenings, her family dined on perch and other fish caught on the trotlines Conley tended to each day. Though Conley lived along Spring Creek almost 50 years ago, not a whole lot has changed. “To this day, as you walk toward the back of Timber Lakes...