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River Legacy Foundation 2023 Art Contest

Next contest starts May 2024

Check out the 2023 winners:

American Alligator

Weston Ireland
Mexican Free-tailed bat

Lea Martel
Ruby throated hummingbird

Ryanne Mechlaoui
Great Blue Heron

Honorable Mentions:

Gem Gomez
Monarch butterfly
Monarch Garner
Copperhead and Lantana urticodes
Kyah Carrasco
Bobcat and Indian blankets
Anya Quinn
Jack Rabbit, armadillo & Roadrunner
Amy Nhan
Great Blue Heron
Grace Latta
Great Blue Heron

LIFETIME LEARNERS – East Arlington Recreation Center Senior Adult Group

Each year, Get Creative With What’s Native encourages students to use art as a tool to learn about their native environment through observation. This year, some members of the East Arlington Rec. Center’s Senior Adult group chose to embody the spirit of lifelong learning by participating in our contest. We hope their participation serves as an example to younger generations that the journey of learning is one that endures throughout every stage of life!

Sunnie Drouin
Sonia Calderon
Linda Trimm
Joan Lange

Not sure what's native and what isn't? Choose from the lists below:

Road Runner

Great Blue Heron


Yellow Columbine


Indian Blanket

Purple Coneflower

Pecan Tree

Southern Magnolia

Green Tree Frog

Leopard Frog

Spotted Salamander

American Alligator

Texas Tortoise

Horned Lizard

9-banded Armadillo

Jack Rabbit


Guadalupe Bass


Texas Cichlid


Mason Bees

Gulf Fritillary


If you're not sure if your plant/animal choice is native or not, just email and ask!

Interested in being a sponsor next year?

Contact Becky Nussbaum Gerro via email at becky@riverlegacy.org