The Tandy Hills Natural Area would look a lot better if it were left natural many years ago. But nature was altered more than a century ago when ranchers and townfolk began fencing and developing the plains. Natural fires that once swept the plains, burned off trees and brush, and promoted wild grasses and flowers are no longer common. Firefighters tend to frown on wildfires.
A group of volunteers, however, manually remove some of that overgrowth at Tandy Hills one day each year.
And that day is Saturday.
Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area with help from the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department is hosting the annual Brush Bash to clear sections of the prairie of invasive and unwanted trees, brush, and trash.
Brush has already been cut and is ready for volunteers to drag to nearby trucks for delivery to a composting facility. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a hat, water, lunch, tarps, and small wagons.
The Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area’s 6th annual Brush Bash is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tandy Hills, 3400 View St., Fort Worth TX 76103.