The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League brought in about $1,000 selling its bumper stickers with the slogan, “Oak Cliff. Keep it Real.” Now they’re putting the slogan on T-shirts. They’re available in several colors at Alchemy Salon, 317 N. Bishop. The T-shirts are $25, and the bumper stickers are $5.
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League is writing a $10,000 check to Turner House for its roof repairs. It is the largest single grant in the league’s 35-year history. Turner House, which is a clubhouse for the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, is one of the four original estate homes in Winnetka Heights. Its original glazed-tile roof needs extensive repairs.
The Old Chisholm Trail Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented Ellen J. Taft of Mountain Creek with the 2009 DAR Conservation Award. Taft is a member of the Park and Recreation Board. Even though she has multiple sclerosis, she patrols a one-mile stretch of Eagle Ford Road, picking up garbage — including TVs, mattresses and hundreds of bags full of trash — on both sides of the road. She also has fought homeowners associations and developers in efforts to prevent actions that would encourage soil erosion.