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Ribbon Cutting

Many thanks go out to all involved in the ribbon cutting event held at the respite area on the trail on Saturday, April 14.  Officials from the City of Dallas including Mayor Mike Rawlings, City Council members Linda Koop and Ann Margolin, Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey, and Dallas Park and Recreation Board President Joan Waine and District 11 Representative Lee Kleinman addressed the crowd and shared the history and future plans for the trail.  Local businesses including Run On, Sun and Ski Sports, Starbucks, Park Cities Yoga and Pizza by Marco also participated in the event to show their support for the trail. Neighbors also got to talk with Texas A & M University researcher Janet Reed, who was on hand to discuss her study of the parakeets that live along the trail near the Oncor substation at Central Expressway.

For some great photos of the event – including some bonus pictures of bronze plaque casting, check out Kris Brown’s Flickr set.  Kris (of trail designers la terra studio) also brought seed balls containing native wildflower seed mixes to the ribbon cutting.  The seed balls are designed to be thrown out along the trail to help re-seed native prairie flowers and grasses to the trail area.   The seed balls will be available at Movie Night on May 11 (see previous post).

 

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Movies on the Trail!

Movies on the Trail
May 11, 8:00 pm
Respite area at St. Michael’s and Lavendale

Please join the Friends of Northaven Trail as we host the first “Movies on the Trail” event on Friday, May 11 at the respite area near St. Michael’s and Lavendale.  Grab a blanket or a chair, bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a great evening watching a family-friendly movie on the trail.  Picnics start around 6:00 pm and we plan to start the movie around 8:00 PM.  Any questions, please email events@northaventrail.org.  More details to come as we finalize plans.

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Neighbors of the trail, citizens, and friends are all invited to attend the public ribbon cutting ceremony this coming Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 am.  The ceremony will be held at the respite area on the trail near St. Michaels Drive and Lavendale Avenue.

Expected to attend are Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas City Council members Linda Koop and Ann Margolin, Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey, representatives from Dallas Park and Recreation Department, trail designers la terra studio, and trail general contractor Roeschco.

Several area merchants and businesses will also be present including Run On, Sun and Ski Sports, Starbucks and others.  Park Cities Yoga will offer a free yoga demonstration and class at 10:00 am (bring your mats!); and Texas A & M University researcher Janet Reed will also be on hand to discuss her study of the birds that live along the trail near the JCC.

Come out and meet your neighbors, elected city officials and the trail designers and contractors who have all helped to make Northaven Trail a reality!

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