This year, we’ve taken a lot of time to focus on health, well-being, and the importance of nature as a tool for maintaining both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that time spent in nature has so many health benefits.

We’ve also come to look at our prairie restoration as healing nature. Removing invasive species, planting native species, and getting our parcel of land back to where it was prior to human intervention is our goal. The more we can do to restore our native blackland prairie, the more it benefits native species that live in Dallas, but also as a way-station for migratory species.

And the thing that ties it all together for the volunteers at Twelve Hills is the simple act of kindness, be it picking up trash, planting and cultivating native species, or even making donations is enough to make our hearts full, and in turn, helps promote our mental health. We’re Healing Nature to Heal Ourselves – and that is the theme of Twelve Hills’ North Texas Giving Day campaign for 2020.

North Texas Giving Day is September 17 but giving begins September 1!
Donate to Twelve Hills and help us meet our $ 2500 Match!
Help us raise $10,000 to support our operating fund and to repair the beautiful walls in the butterfly garden. After ten years, stones on the top have come loose and areas need re-mortaring. northtexasgivingday.org/twelve-hills-nature-center
When: Thursday, September 17
Early donations begin September 1
1. On SEPTEMBER 17, make a contribution to Twelve Hills Nature Center through the North Texas Giving Day website 6 AM and midnight https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/twelve-hills-nature-center
2. Not available on September 17? Between September 1 and September 17, make your donation here https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/twelve-hills-nature-center
3.Spread the word to friends and family.
. Create your own FUNdraising Page to highlight Twelve Hills and promote our North Texas Giving Day campaign. Find details here. https://ddb9l06w3jzip.cloudfront.net/uploadedFiles/giving_ntx/contentFiles/file/766
Participate in the effort to create and maintain a Blackland Prairie and large butterfly garden where visitors can take a peaceful walk in a natural area and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Help provide nature education for preschool children through adults.
Provide community members with a local nature area to experience the uniqueness of the natural world, take a walk and enjoy the calming effects of nature, and through personal experience recognize the importance of wild areas and taking care of them.
Learn more about Twelve Hills at twelvehills.org and our Facebook page.

Thank you, longtime supporters, for providing matching funds:

Kessler Travel$500
Kessler Woods$500

Join these generous Oak Cliff donors to support Twelve Hills!