Explore Joe Pool Lake on a kayak and bird watch with Audubon staff. $40. $30/members Includes kayaks, paddles, life jackets and binoculars. RSVP: 469-526-1980 or dcac@audubon.org.

Texas Smartscape Plant Sales featuring native and adapted plants will be held in 22 cities between April 11 and Sept. 12. 

On April 11, sales will be held at the following garden centers:

The Home Depot, 6110 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

The Home Depot, 7100 North Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76137

The Home Depot, 5995 El Dorado Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

See complete list of events. 

See list of plants that will be available.

More information about native and adapted plants.

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

We need volunteers to come out and help us cleanup our community at newly purchased city property!

Litter is a big problem. Not only is it an unsightly mess, but it actually harms plants and wildlife!

Trash bags, drinks, gloves, safety vests and giveaways will be provided. Officers will be on location to maintain a safe environment.

There will be something for people of all ages to help with. Participants under 15 years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pants, long sleeve shirts, and CLOSED TOED shoes are strongly recommended!

Hot dog cookout after the cleanup at the site.

To pre-register, visit: www.mansfield-tx.gov
Info: Howard Redfearn (817)276-4240 or howard.redfearn@mansfield-tx.gov

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo where exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

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, Green@McKinneyTexas.org.

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.