Martha Cavazos-Fipps, the city of McKinney's environmental coordinator, will speak about the city's environmental programs and we will watch "Can the Gulf Survive?" by National Geographic that details the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Info: Brandi Price, or 469-247-6391.

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club,  which serves Collin, DentonFannin, and Grayson counties, hosts Sally Evans from the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. 

Info: Brandi Price,

Speakers: Texas AgriLife A&M Extension Office. Water is a precious natural resource and conservation is vital. Students will learn about the importance of water conservation through the harvesting of rainwater as well as techniques to use the harvested rain. Students will be shown how to build a rainwater harvesting collection barrel using a food grade plastic 55-gallon collection unit. Each paid student will receive a rain barrel ready for use at the end of the clinic. Seating is limited. $30 non-refundable fee is required prior to attending the clinic. Preregistration is required. Info: 972-721-2355.

City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and Dallas County Master Gardeners are teaming up to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind gardening with the 21st annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30-minute talks on Water-Wise gardening and related topics at all tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour. 

The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters, June 6, will receive a free hose spray nozzle. 

Maps for the self-driving tour are available at and at all tour headquarters. 

Tour Headquarters:

Central: White Rock Pump Station - 2900 White Rock Rd., Dallas, TX 75214

North: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center - 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75252

South: Kidd Springs Recreation Center - 711 W. Canty Street, Dallas, TX 75208

Free. Info: 214-670-3155


Volunteers help clean up Trinity River. See website for locations. After party from 11 am - 1pm at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth.


Program for May is on invasive plants.


Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday each month, except for November and December.

Social and snacks @ 6:30 pm, educational lecture @ 7 pm.

The family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts features flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families will learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. Children will learn how to build a bug house or paint using leaves, and everyone will learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family. 

Schedule of Entertainment

Birds of Prey Presentation...9:30am

Prairie Nature Walk...10am

Live Encounters with Native Snakes...10:30am

BRIT Tour...11:30am

Raffle & Announcements...Noon


Featuring The Prophets and Outlaws – A Southern Rock Band with Soul!...11am - 1pm

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.

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

Make a reservation Space is limited. Register online at or by calling 214-670-3155.

Workshop sponsored by city of Dallas Water Conservation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research.