President's Note - Winter 2018

We completed our 4th Recharge run on November 4, 2017, and it was very successful! A total of 212 runners participated in the run and it raised $6,350 for the Friend’s group. A special thanks to Race Director Kimberly Aubuchon and Race Committee members Niki Lake and Dan Weissling for their help in making our annual Recharge Run such a success. GCSNA Superintendent Chris Holm ran his first trail race and placed 1st in the 8K's Male 40-49 division. Board Member Dan Weissling also placed first in the 15K's Male 60-69 Division. Congrats to them both! We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors - REI, Northside Independent School District, Whole Foods Market, The Good Kind, MBS Fitness, MBS Yoga, KIND Bar, Puro Nitro Coffee, Wildway, drinkMaple, SLS3, Paul Vanderheiden Photography, e-Dragon Productions, and Road ID - for their support of the Recharge Run, and of course to all the volunteers that spent countless hours helping us prepare for and run the race. We hope you will join us on Saturday, November 3 for the Recharge Run's fifth anniversary!

The board is currently focusing on raising funds for the new amphitheater project. The amphitheater is planned for the area near our new Children’s Nature Playscape.  Our total budget is $262,500. Lake Flato Architects has agreed to prepare construction documents pro-bono!! Some of you may know that Lake Flato was the architect for the Visitor’s Center.  Through pledges and contributions, we have raised to date $165,000, with efforts on-going to raise the balance. Please consider making contribution to this great project. Making an online contribution is very simple and easy!  We need your financial support to make the project a reality.

Hope to see you out at the State Natural Area. 

Peter Grojean, President

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