Bill Meadows Honored at Fort Worth Wild 2023


The Friends recognized a longtime supporter, conservationist, and community leader on April 27 at the new Bison Viewing Deck.
Longtime Friends and Nature Center supporter Bill Meadows (L) stands next to Friends Executive Director Haily Summerford at Fort Worth Wild 2023. Photo by Eileen Blumenthal.

The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge honored William (Bill) Meadows at our annual fundraising event, Fort Worth Wild, on April 27. Bill has served on the board of the Friends and was instrumental in acquiring additional land for the Refuge.

A longtime supporter of the Friends and the Nature Center, Bill is well known in Texas and Tarrant County for his enduring dedication to conservation across the North Texas region.

During a life devoted to public service, Bill has remained a steadfast champion of the natural world, with water issues being an area of emphasis. His service includes serving on the Tarrant Regional Water Advisory Board, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Transportation Commission, and the City of Fort Worth City Council (including as Mayor Pro Tem), to name a few.

“Bill is a conservationist through and through. He has dedicated a lot of time supporting the Friends and the Nature Center, as well as on his own land. He is committed to finding ways to better preserve what we have today so that we have it tomorrow,” notes Marty Leonard, Friends Board Emeritus.

The event was held at the Nature Center’s Bison Viewing Deck, a new experience at the Nature Center with treetop views of the only bison herd of its kind in North Texas.

You can view photos of the event and a tribute video that was created in Bill’s honor.

The Friends would like to extend a very special thank-you to the sponsors who helped us honor Bill.

By Haily Summerford, Executive Director, Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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