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Summer Speaker Series: Partnering for Change, The Journey to Secure a Better Future for Texas Mountain Lions

6:00p to 7:00p
Fri, June 10, 2022
Sarah Norlin
(972) 291-3900, x243

Join Monica Morrison with Texas Native Cats to learn how they are building an effort to help our apex predators through education, collaboration, and strategic partnerships.

Texas mountain lions face incredible odds. Hunting and trapping remain unregulated as these cats have no protection in Texas.  Yet, they persist in spite of our actions. Join Monica Morrison to learn how Texas Native Cats is building an effort to help our apex predators through education, collaboration, and strategic partnerships.

Monica Morrison got her start with wildlife more than 20 years ago at the Dallas Zoo as a volunteer and tiger docent. Since that time, she has volunteered in various capacities at two Dallas-area big cat rescue centers. She participated in an ocelot study in Mexico and another in Kenya on African lions. She has also worked with organizations in South America on jaguar and other big cat projects. In 2017, she founded Texas Native Cats, a nonprofit that provides education, outreach, and advocacy for Texas’ five species of wild cats, past and present. Two years ago, she turned her attention to the Texas mountain lion and works with other like-minded individuals to advocate for a change in regulations for our apex predator. 

When: Friday, June 10, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Penn Farm

Limited seating provided: Bring a camp chair or blanket if you have one.

Bring:  Water and a snack if you need one and dress for the weather!

Cost: Free with $7 per person park entry fee or presentation of a TPWD Annual Park Pass. Children 12 and under are free to enter the park.