Saturday, May 29, 2010

Raffle to Support Wild Bird Rescue

Wild Bird Rescue is raffling a 2009 Honda Rebel motorcycle (MSRP $3999) to raise money. Tickets are $10 and only 500 will be sold. The drawing will be at United Market Street on June 5 in conjunction with the baby shower (you do not have to be present to win.)

Last year Wild Bird Rescue cared for over 1000 injured and orphaned wild birds and provided educational programs about birds to a host of audiences. Like al lnon-profits, Wild Bird Rescue is operating on a very tight budget, and this is another attempt to raise money to continue to provide for our local birds, like the four baby mockingbirds in the photo (courtesy of Wild Bird Rescue.).

If you would like to purchase a ticket, call Wild Bird Rescue at 940-691-0828 or stop by at 4611 Lake Shore Drive, Wichita Falls, TX.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Plant a Tree in Texas State Parks

The company Odwalla is donating $200,000 for trees in state parks. The amount of money donated to state parks is based upon the number of votes the state receives from citizens. Each vote is $1 for trees. Log into the website to vote. So far, Texas is in the lead, but not by much--and we are nowhere near the $200,000 cap, so vote and encourage your friends to vote as well.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Good News for Wichita Falls

I heard a rumor this week that the vacant Circuit City building on Lawrence has sold and will be opening as a Sprouts Farmers Market. I checked their website and didn't see a mention, but then the building apparently just sold. Looks like a much needed grocery for Wichita Falls.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have an Interest in Archaeology?

River Bend will be hosting a Texas Master Naturalist advanced training on archaeology on Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This training is open to the public. If you are not a member of River Bend, there is a $3 admission.

The presenter is Tony Lyle, Cultural Resource Coordinator with the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He will be talking about what archaeology is and an overview of the cultural history of the Rolling Plains. Attendees will be able to have hands-on work with artifacts.

Sounds like an interesting class. I plan to attend.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Interested in Wichita Falls Recycling?

David Lehfeldt, Sanitation Superintendent for the City of Wichita Falls, has agreed to speak about the city's recycling plans to the League of Women Voters meeting, June 2, Luby's Cafeteria. The meeting is open to the public. Those who wish to eat should go through the line (either in front of the special buffet set up in the back) and be seated before noon. The meeting starts promptly at noon and will end by 1:00 PM.