In 1964, the conservation committee of the Fort Worth Audubon Society opposed a U. S. Corps of Engineers proposal to widen the Trinity River in the Forest and Trinity Parks. The success of this “Save Our Trees” campaign lead to the organization of the Fort Worth Conservation Council, which was officially incorporated in 1968. The Council involved itself in a variety of conservation issues including the development of the Fort Worth Nature Center, street and highway expansions, and recycling. It disbanded in 1986.
The origin of this collection is undocumented, but it was obviously the official records of the organization. It was donated to the library prior to 1990.
Scope and Contents Note
The collection comprises three boxes of materials dated 1964 to 1988. The materials include the articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, financial statements, membership lists, minutes of the executive council and general meetings, subject files on various conservation issues, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Council’s activities.
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Last updated: June 26, 2014