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Dixon Branch Creek Crawl ?>

Dixon Branch Creek Crawl

July 2 Sunday (new date) — 1 to 2 pm Meet at Playground Park (Lippit/Sylvania at Sinclair) We put on our old sneakers or sandals and wade Dixon Branch. The stretch from Eastwood Beach upstream to Easton has a rocky bottom and is especially pretty. It even has seeps! Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Well behaved dogs that don’t bother wildlife are fine. Event will be led by Michael Parkey of the riparian committee….

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Arborists’ report on the Peavy landmark tree ?>

Arborists’ report on the Peavy landmark tree

by Amy Martin Eastwood Riparian Committee The landmark tree at Peavy and Lake Highlands, often referred to as the “Indian marker tree,” was visited by two of Dallas’ top arborists after being vandalized. The gist of their reports is: The tree lost around 50% of its canopy. Not much leafage left to support the rest of the tree. But it should be able to make it. The tree has been sinking steadily for the past several years. See photos below….

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Wildflower Walk ?>

Celebrate Earth Day with a Wildflower Walk

by Michael Parkey, ASLA   On Sunday April 23 (the day after Earth Day) at 1 pm we will take our annual Eastwood Wildflower Walk. Do you wonder what all those flowers are, but have never had time to learn their names? Take a short leisurely hike through the meadows and smell the flowers. Of course, we will stop at Eastwood’s famous bluebonnet patch. Do you know how those bluebonnets got there? And why they don’t grow everywhere in the…

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Eastwood Riparian: Fighting fallen trees & poison ivy to clear the trail ?>

Eastwood Riparian: Fighting fallen trees & poison ivy to clear the trail

The Eastwood Riparian Committee convened at the park last Sunday with two tasks: reduce poison ivy along the trail and clear a cedar tree which had fallen to block the trail. Stellar year for poison ivy, especially along the lush Woods & Wildflower and Hidden Meadow Trails. But Eastwood is hosting Michael Parkey’s Wildflower Walk on Sunday April 23, so we had to get the trail ready. ~*~ This mixed ground cover is full of poison ivy! So we killed…

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Photos from Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt ?>

Photos from Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt

Lots of folks showed up for the annual Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt, from babes in arms to seniors in strollers. The inflatable bounce house and obstacle course were busy the whole time. Being a warm day, the popsicles were perfect. While we waited for the egg hunting to begin, young kids enjoyed their fun.       Families took pictures with the flower arch. And residents enjoyed catching up with each other.     Brian manned the Eastwood Neighborhood Association…

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Renew your dues – or become a member – of Eastwood Neighborhood Association ?>

Renew your dues – or become a member – of Eastwood Neighborhood Association

Neighbors, It’s the time of year when the Eastwood Neighborhood Association asks you to join us. The ENA is a voluntary organization made up of neighbors like you. Your annual dues of $20 help to keep Eastwood safe, beautiful and fun. Like the Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) who check the streets and alleys three times daily. If your garage door was left open or your Amazon package visible to thieves, they let you know! Your donations enable the many social functions that…

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