There are no meetings scheduled at this time.
Join us for our inaugural fundraiser!
Fundraiser for Rockwall County Open Space Alliance
Cowboy Cookin’ by the Tate Family, Music, Entertainment, Dancing and Auction at an iconic working ranch.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What’s the refund policy?
This is a charity fundraiser and all sales are final.
Come join us this evening to paint a fun landscape painting and support the RCOSA! 100% of the proceeds will be donated. Reservations Required.
The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will host the first Rockwall County BioBlitz at Harry Myers Park on Saturday, November 4th at 9:30am. Harry Myers Park is located at 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087.
A BioBlitz is a family-friendly event to find and record as many species as possible within a designated area, in this case Harry Myers Park. Sam Kieschnick, a Texas Parks and Wildlife urban biologist will give a presentation on conservation, residents will learn how to use the iNaturalist application, and then everyone will go outside to be a part of creating a public inventory of Rockwall County’s living organisms (wildlife, bugs, plants, birds, fish, etc.).
It’s going to be unique family-friendly fun!
This year, we want to invite you to be a part of #GivingTuesday by contributing to our efforts to protect open space and watersheds in Rockwall County. Over this first year of our non-profit, our board has worked tirelessly to raise both money and awareness of the need to protect our green spaces. We are working now on potential projects within the county that will benefit all residents but we need your help! Please consider donating by clicking on the Donate button on our website. All donations are 100% put toward the funds needed to fund potential projects such as trail route studies, land preservation easements and more. Thank you in advance!
Presented by Liechty, McGinnis, Berryman & Bowen, LLP, join us for our second annual spring fundraiser! Food to be provided by Soulman’s BBQ! Silent auction, music, games! Tickets are on sale now through EventBrite.com. Money received at this event, after minimal expenses, will be used to promote open space preservation, trail connectivity route studies, and other projects to be determined by our Board.
Also sponsored by these Friends:
Nathan Hodges, DDS Jim & Nell Welborn Ben & Candy Stewart Ernie & Becky Burkett with Shannon’s Farms Dale & Kay Morgan Bob & Patsy DeJean Tim & Alison Hartley Mark Russo City of Heath, TX Pinnacle Oral Surgery – Kevin Pollock, DDS
Want to be a sponsor? Let us know! We need you! Want to donate an auction item? Let us know! We need your great products and services in our silent auction!
ROCKWALL COUNTY OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE (RCOSA)
2019 PHOTO CONTEST
Show how Open Space contributes to the quality of life in Rockwall County, including the effect on
clean air and water, balance of wildlife, recreational activities, and physical/mental wellbeing.
Who may enter
Any resident of Rockwall County.
(RCOSA board members and their families are not eligible.)
Adult: age 18 or older, or out of high school Youth: ages 8-18, or still in high school
People in Nature
Digital – 300 dpi, 8×10 or 8×12 physical size
In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs
should be in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2000 pixels
wide, and no larger than 10MB.
By submitting, the entrant grants RCOSA a non-exclusive license to use the image on their website,
social media, printed materials, and for purposes of publicizing the contest. We will always show
the photographer’s name when using a photograph for any purpose.
Submission: Beginning May 24, 2019 at 12:01am. Deadline is 11:59pm June 1, 2019. Send files to
• Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention
• A print of the winning entries
• Winning photos will be displayed at Rockwall Co. Library
• Selected entries will be featured on RCOSA website, social media, and in other media with
credit given to the photographer.
1. Entries will be received from 12:01 a.m. May 24, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2019.
2. Submit a color or black and white digital image captured in Rockwall County, within the last
3. The image must be the work of the entrant.
4. The image must not have been the winner of any previous contest.
5. The entrant has obtained and has access to all necessary releases (model or property) and
agrees to hold RCOSA harmless against all claims and liabilities arising out of RCOSA’s display of
each image submitted.
6. Entrants will select category, and assign a title for each entry.
7. A title is required for each entry. Entries will be identified by an assigned number and the
photographer shall remain anonymous until winners are selected.
The entrant will complete the underlined portion shown in the Example. The entry number which will
be assigned by RCOSA.
An entry in the Adult Division, Nature Category would be identified as:
A-N-Lake Ray Hubbard Sunset – 3549
(Division-Category-Title-Entry Number assigned by contest chair)
Junior Division/People in Nature: J-P-Megan in Bluebonnets – 1680
Three (3) judges will score the entries based on creativity, originality, interest, creativity,
overall appeal, appropriateness to theme.
Scoring shall be based on numerical scores of 1-10, with 10 being best.
Judges will select 10 finalists per category, a first, second and a third-place winner per
category, and an Honorable Mention award for each category.
Winners will be notified by email and announced on the RCOSA website and Facebook on June 28, 2019.
An Awards Ceremony will be held at the Rockwall County Library on Saturday, June 29th.
Winning photos and the finalists will be featured on RCOSA’s Facebook page and website. Winning
photos will be exhibited from June 29 – July 12, 2019 at the Rockwall County Library
Need more information? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN!
Bring the family and learn about living with wildlife in an urban setting from Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Sam Kieschnick. Come enjoy a free hotdog supper sponsored by Rockwall County Open Space Alliance. Rockwall Parks & Recreation Dept. will have their mobile wildlife exhibit on site.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Monarchs are the only butterflies that make a lengthy journey – up to 3,000 miles – twice each year. Learn how, when, why and other facts about this endangered butterfly at the September 14th Aspasians Marketplace. Come to the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance booth for Monarch reference material and a visit with Alliance members to learn how you can help save these beautiful butterflies!
This fun family activity event will include a short presentation about Monarchs and their migration through Texas as well as a family gardening activity so you can help feed the monarchs at your house!
This event requires registration. Register in person at the Youth Services desk at the Library, or by phone at 972-204-7740. We are limited to 30 families; each family will work on one garden pot together. All ages are welcome to attend but activity participants should be ages 5+.
For more information, please click here to connect to the Rockwall County Library’s calendar.