helotes creek nature center
about the nature center: who we are
The Golden-Cheeked Warbler is the icon of the Helotes Creek Nature Center. The preservation of the Helotes Creek area and other riparian areas are what we are all about. Our goal is to help citizens and visitors become more aware of the environment so that they can help us take better care of it.

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Holly MacRossin, Director
  Holly MacRossin, has just recently returned to her hometown of Helotes after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Growing up, Holly was involved in 4-H for nine years and has always had a love for animals and the hill country. Volunteerism is a passion of Holly's and it must run in the family; her mother, Janice MacRossin, founded the Helotes Humane Society just three years ago. In her spare time Holly enjoys being with her closest friends and doing anything with her French Bulldog, Bullwinkle. Holly is eager and enthusiastic to give back to the town she has called home her entire life.

Myfe Moore, Founder
     Board Member
  Myfe Moore, founder of the Helotes Creek Nature Center, belongs to a family which has been in the Helotes area for five generations, and currently ranches outside of Helotes and in South Texas in Maverick County. Moore serves on the board of San Antonio Solar, is a Director Emeritus of San Antonio Livestock Exposition, and also founded the San Geronimo Nature Center. Moore is also a local historian, helping to get the RLWhite Ranch, (also known as Rancho Blanco) onto the National Registry of Historic Places. She has facilitated archaeological documentation on Rancho Blanco that show evidence of the oldest human inhabitants on the North American continent. In addition, she has documented Golden-Cheeked Warbler studies on the ranch and is currently undertaking extensive hydrological surveys on the ranch land, and has become a lay-person aquifer and riparian guardian.

Dr. Ron Green, Board Member
  Dr. Ronald T. Green, PhD in Hydrogeology, works at the Southwest Research Institute as a scientist, researcher and staff in the Geosciences and Engineering. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, the South Texas Geological Society , and the San Antonio Geological Society.
His professional affiliations include the Edwards Aquifer Authority Aquifer Science Advisory panel member, the National Cave and Karst Research Institute Board member, Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Science Sub-Committee member. Ron lives in Helotes with his wife and family.

Mary Harper, Board Member
  Mary Harper, a 5th generation rancher, grew up in the Texas Hill Country, actively participating in equestrian and agricultural programs. "Practically born on a horse", Mary was a member of the Highschool Rodeo Association, the Texas Youth Rodeo Association, the Bandera Youth Association and won the Martha Josey Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer. Mary's interests growing up also included ranching, and she participated in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Now 29 years old, Mary resides in Austin, TX with a TCU Fashion Merchandising and Business BFA, is a Miami Real Estate broker, former Wilhelmina model, current commercial property manager, married to Will Harper-partner Capitol Chevrolet dealership, and has one daughter Flora.
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