Plan to attend one or both of our seminars Saturday, March 21, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center Auditorium (Building E), 17360 Coit Road, Dallas 75252. Click here for directions and a list of nearby restaurants. 


Plan to attend one or both of the following free seminars. Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese of Beautiful Landscapes will be the speaker at both sessions. Attendees at each session will receive a copy of Ms. Reese’s book, “Common- Sense Landscaping” (hard copy or electronic version - limit one per household). Attendees can also enter a drawing for free bags of GreenSense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store. There will be 3 drawings per session. 

Water-Wise Landscape Design 101

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources - natural and financial! 

Fantastic Plants for North Texas

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Craft food, drinks, music, live auction...and more. Special guests Angela Hunt& Wylie H Dallas

All proceeds will be used to support anti-tollroad candidates for the Dallas City Council. $50.

During the seminar attendees will hear from well-known local experts on native plants, landscape design and doing your own vegetable gardening.

This program is sponsored by the Fort Worth Water Department. YardSmart’s objective is to provide environmentally friendly and water-efficient information that can lead to healthy, beautiful lawns and gardens.

Free. Info: 817-392-6565

Learn about rainwater harvesting and build own barrel. Find out how to collect and direct the rain in ways that create backyard beauty, lessen the dependence on using city water in the garden and reduce runoff. Info: 972-547-7335,

Learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources. The event will feature various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by Going Green! Other highlights include entertainment, vendor booths, raffle and prizes. Free.

Students K thru 6: Collect and save your juice pouches for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

Memnosyne Institute presents its 4th Annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Georgeann Moss, Dallas County Community College District.

Winners in five categories will be announced in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional, Small Business Entrepreneur, Large Business or Nonprofit (Project or Program) Small Nonprofit Organization and Volunteer.  

This year marks the 30th annual Cowtown Cleanup! Started in 1985 as the Glad® Bag-a-Thon the Cowtown Cleanup is Fort Worth’s longest running cleanup now involving more than 5,000 volunteers. Picking up litter sadly does not prevent it from happening in the first place, but KFWB feels that youth that participate in litter cleanups do not grow up to be litterers. Grab some young people, find a Fort Worth location in need of some TLC, register to cleanup and receive free trash bags, gloves and T-shirts while supplies last. It takes all of us to keep Fort Worth beautiful!  Link to:

Hear local environmental activist Rita Beving, North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action,  present "Understanding Water in Texas," which will include water planning in Texas, both locally and statewide, as well as conservation tips.

The Region C Water Planning Group will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Texas Water Code §16.053 and as directed by an Order of the Texas Water Development Board issued on January 8, 2015. A copy of that Order may be found at

This public hearing is for the purpose of soliciting public comments on proposed revisions to the 2011 Region C Water Plan that resolve an interregional conflict – relating to the inclusion of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir Project as a recommended water management strategy in the 2011 Plan – as described in the foregoing Order. A copy of the proposed revisions to the 2011 Region C Water Plan may be found at

Questions and info: J. Kevin Ward, Secretary/Administrator, 817-467-4343

The RCWPG will accept written and oral comments at the public hearing. All written public comments may be submitted to the RCWPG up to and including thirty (30) days prior to Friday, February 27, 2015, and should be submitted to:

J. Kevin Ward

RCWPG Secretary/Administrator

A bus will leave Denton (6:30 am) and Fort Worth (7:30 am) to go to Austin to demand that cities get to keep local control of their ordinances be it fracking or a bag ban. $15. Info: Sharon Wilson, Earthworks,   

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