Feb 2017 News
Wildlife in Cross Creek Ranch
The natural beauty of Cross Creek Ranch is what draws many residents to the community. This is also the environment for many of Texas’ native animals. As the weather continues to warm, residents may notice what appears to be an increase in wildlife sightings. Just as we head out doors to enjoy the summer weather, so does the surrounding wildlife. Alligators, snakes, deer and number of other animals that were here long before the houses and businesses were built and these animals continue to live in our community. While it may be a bit of a surprise or unsettling to see an alligator or a snake, all are naturally fearful of man and will turn away if not antagonized. The best plan of action is one of avoidance: residents should be mindful of where they are walking, keep pets on a leash, not to feed the animals, avoid tall grasses and the edge of the lakes.
BE GATOR SAFE!
DO NOT feed or entice alligators. Alligators overcome their natural shyness and become accustomed or attracted to humans when fed. It is now a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500, to intentionally feed an alligator.
DO NOT throw fish scraps into the water or leave them on shore. Although you are not intentionally feeding alligators, the end result can be the same.
DO NOT let your pets near them. Keep your pets on a leash and under your control while walking in the neighborhood
DO NOT get too close to them.
DO NOT swim or wade in the lakes
DO NOT agitate or tease them.
DO NOT try to catch one.
Alligators are an important part of Texas Coastal History and play a key role in the ecology of Texas wetlands statewide. They occur in coastal marshes and other wetlands within 120 Texas counties.
The department receives over 300 calls each year regarding alligators perceived as problems or nuisances. The majority of these complaints involve alligators being observed in natural habitat, roadside ditches or other wetlands adjacent to alligator habitat. It is common to see alligators in many types of wetlands that occur throughout the state. As with all wild animals, people should treat alligators with respect. Good judgment can eliminate incidents.
If you have any questions or concerns about the wildlife or alligators in Cross Creek Ranch, please contact C.I.A Services at email@example.com or 713-981-9000.
Fort Bend County Animal Services: 281-342-1512
If you have spotted wildlife in the area, please click the link below to learn more about them, and other urban wildlife:
Click to learn more about Alligators.
Click to learn more about Coyotes.
Flags Across America
Your Cross Creek Ranch Community Association participates in the "Flags Across America" program. Flags fly along the boulevards of Cross Creek Ranch on designated holidays throughout the year.
Did you know that you, as residents, can also participate in the program?
Join in with CCR and other residents to support your local Troop and enjoy seeing all the flags flying! See the attached flyer/form for more information.
If you have any questions, contact CCR Resident and Scout Parent, Tina Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzi Jackson at email@example.com
On-Going Events at the Fitness Center
Below is a list of the classes available to Cross Creek Ranch Residnets:
A 30-minute express intermediate to advanced circuit class to maximize strength building, and target weight loss, muscular conditioning, and endurance. Modifications are made for participants of all levels.
Sculpt & Core
Sculpt your body with an assortment of strength training exercises that will tone and work every muscle in your body. Instructors teach you weight training basics while whittling away your midsections.
A strength and conditioning class that combines total body movements with the added resistance of dumb bells. The combination of hand weights with high reps will get your heart pumping and increase lean muscle mass.
CC Run Club
Join your neighbors for a run, jog or walk along the beautiful trails in Cross Creek Ranch. Departing from the Fitness Center, the Run Club treks a 5K (~3.1 mile) course along Flewellen Creek. This Couch to 5K program is perfect for all levels of fitness.
A class featuring the ancient practice of Yoga; a series of asanas (postures) to increase flexibility, energy, and stillness of mind. Yin Yoga focuses on stretching the connective tissues of the body. In this class you will be asked to hold poses for longer periods of time, allowing your body to restore itself and return to its balance. Yoga mats are provided.
An hour class that combines high energy and motivating music with the unique moves and combinations of Latin dance. Based on the principle that a workout should be "fun and easy to do," participants are able to stick to the Zumba program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
Offered seasonally, water aerobics is a great cardiovascular and resistance class for a variety of different fitness levels and for those with physical limitations.
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The Cross Creek Ranch Community Association has partnered with NFC Amenity Management, a national renowned provider of residential lifestyle and amenity services, employing more than 1,000 service oriented team members. NFC has been brought on board to create a sense of community through their signature social events and activity programming for our CCR residents and their guests to enjoy an active, fulfilled lifestyle with a “calendar choc’ full of things to do!” They are committed to a simple formula for success; client driven excellence in service while providing industry trending and first-class lifestyle programs for of all ages and interests. Their team will manage and host all CCR activities through their onsite Lifestyle Director, Robin Mitchell. We are looking forward to 2015 and NFC introducing a social calendar filled with weekly events, live entertainment and more!
Explore a few of our upcoming events on the calendar below: