Tandy Hills Natural Area and Stella Rowan Prairies have always been prairie, but they haven't always been protected.

How did they become protected? Someone took notice and the process was set in motion. We need people (anyone) to be our eyes. Yes, that's right, the prairie needs YOU to notice it! It doesn't matter if you don't know the difference between Johnson grass and Bluestem grass, we still need you.

The Native Prairies Association has been mapping prairies statewide and our chapter needs help with tagging the Fort Worth area. Once a prairie remnant is identified, an effort can be made to save it from development or to introduce the owner to conservation options in conjunction with development. Our area is being developed at an alarming rate and knowing what we have will give us an advocacy starting point for treasures yet to be discovered. 

If you can't join us, you can still help by looking for prairies (the land may be public or private). Report locations to our website: www.fortworthnpat.wordpress.com or by email: fwnpat@gmail.com 

For years Jeff Williams has been involved in numerous area projects. Of special interest to ACC members are his roles in the River Legacy Foundation and the Johnson Creek Corridor Plan. In Arlington environmental issues rarely figure into the races, so we really don't know how green our candidates are. Here's a chance to learn about matters that concern all of us. In the interest of fairness, we also invited Mayor Bob Cluck, but he had a schedule conflict and won't be able to attend. 

Open to all. No geographic limitation. Free.

Info: Candice Boswell, ecoadmin@trashbusters.org or 972-524-0007.

The North Texas Electric Auto Association’s goal is to support local EV enthusiasts and to promote and educate the public regarding the benefits of electric vehicles.

Meeting includes:

Updates on how recent Earth Week tabling and meetings with the Denton Record Chronicle and Congressman Burgess's office went.

Action items and the various volunteer and committee opportunities we're looking for help with.

We will also work together on the national actions for the month of May and discuss our upcoming time in DC.

Info: Brett Cease, brettw.cease@gmail.com or 218-766-0830

Dr. Dottie Woodson, Texas Texas A&M Extension Water Resource Specialist and former Tarrant County AgriLife horticulturalist, will discuss landscape water conservation practices for urban environments. Conservation is the easiest and least expensive method to make water resources sustainable. Free.

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way you see the planet.

The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.

The film, directed by Louie Psihoyos, the Academy Award®-winning director of The Cove, opened to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 and has already won the DC Environmental Film Festival’s Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy.

Free screenings will be held at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, at 2 pm and 6pm. Want to get closer to the crime-ring-busting action? Check out the super-rigged Tesla mobile projection vehicle from the movie, as it will be on display at Fair Park all weekend long!

See trailer on website link.

See Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, a film about a 1903 Buffalo Soldier and his observations as one of the first "park rangers" to serve in Yosemite's vast wilderness. Popcorn, drinks and snacks provided. Free. Info: 972-699-1687. KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.

Born to Be Wild documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.

The documentary Protecting The Amazon Rainforest looks at the Kayapó of Brazil in their attempts to protect this important habitat.  

Audience discussion follows.

 Free. Info: JudAnnWat@sbcglobal.net

Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55-gallon rain barrel. $50 per barrel. Register online.