Why Support Clean Water Fund's efforts in North Texas?

• Our area, Region C, has 25% of the Texas population and are the biggest users of water in the state.

• We use more water per person than any other region - far above the state average.

• DFW has the greatest potential to conserve water - yet our region has proposed more than $21 billion of $53 billion in statewide reservoir projects - including the controversial Marvin Nichols.

Is 55 gallons not enough for you? Think “Big Tank” and save on your water bill!!! This program covers design, construction, maintenance and benefits of a large rainwater collection system. Participants will learn how to calculate rainwater capture, design an above or below ground collection system and utilize rainwater using large tank systems for home or business applications. This program will also cover installing drip irrigation. Booklet provided. $25.

Does your rain just run off? Divert it, save it, use it!! Come 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

Texas Smartscape Plant Sales feature native and adapted plants.

On Oct 10, sales will be held at the following garden centers:

The Home Depot

7950 South Freeway

Fort Worth, TX 76134


The Home Depot

901 N Stemmons Pkwy

Lewisville, TX 75067


The Home Depot

1224 N Central Expressway

Plano, TX 75074




Learn about soil preparation and see which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close. Free.

Join our Master Birder Stewards as they identify and detail the birds of the wetland. This is an advanced class and the pace will be fast. Those participating are expected to have knowledge regarding bird identification. This walk includes special limited access by carpooling with the Leaders into the Wetland. $10. $5/members.Preregistration required: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com. www.wetlandcenter.com

Learn about birds at one of the hottest birding spots in North Texas. Enjoy a relaxing morning discovering more about the fastest growing spectator sport in America. Learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds. Binoculars and field guides available for use. Free with $5 entry fee. RSVP: 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

The Fort Worth chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas hosts a plant sale featuring a large variety of plant species grown organically by chapter members, including: ground covers perennials, shrubs, vines and trees.

These plants are: 

• Grown from local seeds
• Better adapted to our climate
• Low requirement for water
• No need for pesticides or fertilizers

 This self-guided tour showcases Coppell homes and community gardens that feature drought-tolerant native and adapted plants that require minimal irrigation. Come see what you should plant now for beautiful blooms in the spring from the homeowners of some of the most unique landscapes in Coppell!  Maps will be available 8:30-10:30am at Coppell Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX, 75019.  Free.

Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese will be the speaker at both sessions. Ms. Reese has more than 20 years experience designing, installing and maintaining landscapes in North Texas and is the owner of her own landscape design and consulting company - Beautiful Landscapes (BeautifulLandscapes.net). First-time seminar attendees at each session will receive a copy of Bonnie’s book, “Common-Sense Landscaping” (limit one per household). Attendees can also enter a drawing to win a bag of Green Sense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery & Nature Store (BeOrganic.com). There will be 3 drawings per session.

Water-Wise Landscape Design 101

9:00 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 5:00 p.m.