Three hundred Flower Mounders turned out on Saturday, April 27, 2013, to help paint the perimeter fence of The Mound and pull invasive weeds from among the lovely wildflowers that blanket this rare remnant of native prairie.
Instigated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the day of service was estimated to be the largest volunteer effort in the history of The Mound.
“This is the first time we’ve had a volunteer group this large. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to us and said, ‘How can we help?’ and it has just been wonderful. What is really great is all of the families. We love it that there are people of all ages out painting the fence—especially the children because it gives them a sense of ownership and pride so that in the future they may defend The Mound from those who might seek to do it harm,” said Al Picardi, one of nine directors of The Flower Mound Foundation, an organization devoted to preserving The Mound.
Read the full article published in Lantana Living.