Volunteers needed to pick up trash and survey spring wildflowers. Bring water and gloves; wear sturdy-soled shoes or boots and long pants. Wildflowers should be great this year: don't forget your camera!

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Free family event that focuses on Texas flora and fauna and the use of native plants with activities for children, along with experts on birds, snakes, bugs and plants. There will be 30 demonstration and information outreach booths, 30-minute wildflower and prairie walks beginning at 10:30 a.m., and a series of speakers giving short talks/lectures of 25 minutes each on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, there will be a raffle with gifts provided by some of the event sponsors, which include Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Balancing Energy Yoga, Elliott’s Hardware, Gecko Hardware, Pariveda Solutions, Rain Fresh Water, Texas Discovery Gardens, Whole Earth Provision Company and Whole Foods Market – Park Lane. Others sponsors contributing to the raffle are:  REI, Rohdes Nursery, North Haven Gardens, Nothing Bundt Cake, Good2Go Taco. Raffle tickets: $1 or $5/7 tickets.

On April 18 & 19th, Rosa Finsley and Kathy Powers will be giving tours of the never plowed, native Blackland Prairie at the Frankford Church and Cemetery. Saturday, April 18th’s tour will be at 10am and Sunday, April 19th’s tour will be at 4pm. Come to both to view both in different lighting conditions. Best part of tour? The wild hyacinth should be blooming!  More info to come.

Director Louie Psihoyos and co-producer Gina Papabeis will be in attendance for a Q&A!

Join Earth Day Texas, the Lone Star Film Society and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for a free advance screening of Racing Extinction, directed by Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos.

To attend, please RSVP here.  An RSVP does not guarantee a seat, but is required for admission. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening. Doors to the Modern will open at 7:30 pm.

LSFS members receive reserved seating to all LSFS advance screenings. Members please bring your membership card or a photo ID and arrive at least 10 minutes before the screening. 

To become a member and receive this special benefit, click here.

 

 

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Have you committed a protest act of any kind against fracking in the Barnett Shale region? If so, you are invited to participate in the first (maybe only) group photo of Barnett Shale fractivist warriors. The event will take place during Prairie Fest. Gather under the Prairie Fest banner on the sidewalk near the street at 4 p.m. Come early and enjoy the fest. This event is sponsored by FWCANDO

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This April, as part of The Grove Dallas’ Sustainability Month, join Grove community members for an afternoon of stories and ideas on how we can not only sustain the lives of future generations, but also make our city and the planet a better place.

Come for the inspiration, stay for the food, drinks, and passionate people!

4:00 - 4:30 Meet & Greet

4:30 – 5:30 Program: Five Awesome 5 minute Talks with Q&A

Good Water Business: How to Economize Your Water Use in Dallas -

Rita Beving, Dallas Sierra Club Conservation Co-Chair, is an environmental veteran, an activist for more than 20 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she has made her mark battling cement kilns and fighting oil pipelines. 

Green Buildings & Healthy Workplaces - 

Topic: Dragonflies of North Central Texas

Speaker: Omar Bocanegra, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Summary: These little guys are so beautiful that they catch our eye even when birding! Please join the Fort Worth Audubon Society Thursday, March 9 as Omar Bocanegra of the US Fish and Wildlife Service tells us more about them.

Have a poblano black bean burger & wash it down with one of the 24 beers on tap. Chef John Mercer has crafted amazing dishes for Whole Foods' vegan beer dinners, and now he's going to be making us some tasty bar food!

Vegan Drinks meets every second Thursday of the month. Meet fellow vegan & veg-friendly folks for an evening of drinks, fun and a discussion of vegan goings-on in the Metroplex!

Presentation by Dr. James P. Grover, interim dean and professor of Biology at UTA. Free and open to anyone 21 and up.

Free event featuring breakout sessions, covering urban farming, fracking, honeybees, corporate sustainability, home energy efficiency and environmental legislation and more.

Field trip to DaVinci School, recycled art show, Earth Day fest and lunch.

Keynote speaker is Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

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