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To ensure conservation, restoration, education, research and out-door enjoyment of Midland's urban playa for present and future generations.
We are a 501 (c) 3 and your donations are tax deductible.
Elaine Magruder - Past President/Founder
Alison Peeler - President
Sarah Lauritzen - Vice-President
Joey Hopkins - Treasurer
Anne Hover - Secretary
Rose Marie Stortz
The I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Center presents the Fall Flyway Festival on October 17, 2015 from 10 am - 2 pm sponsored by EOG Resources. The event is free and open to the public and will feature hands-on, family friendly activities providing information and education about migratory birds and the important role the urban playa plays in seasonal migration. Highlights include self-guided hike to bird blinds overlooking the playa, bird identification card collection, face painting, binocular craft and story time. Food vendors available.
In the late 1960’s, the property which is an 87 acre urban playa lake in its natural state was donated to the City of Midland with the intention of creating a park. However, the city was never able to budget the money for the park. The Midland Naturalists and a cadre of volunteers maintained the preserve for over 20 years. One of these individuals was Jenna Welch, a birding enthusiast and a member of the Midland Naturalists.