May 25, 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

June 12, 2019

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wednesday Family Fun Days - Seagoville (Thru Aug. 21)

Jun 12 2019 - 10:00am to Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Families are invited to come out to the wetland center and attend a variety of fun summer workshops.

Wednesday, June 12 - Kids Survival Basics 2.0 - Back by popular demand and with new skills!

Wednesday, June 26 - Under the Water's Surface: On the Hunt for Macros - Collect and learn about the critters in the wetland!

Wednesday, July 10 - Complex Leaves for a Compound World - Discover the many shapes of a leaf.

Wednesday, July 24 - Cattails: More Than Just A Hydrophyte - Discover just how many uses the cattail has!

Wednesday, Aug. 7 - You "Bee" Dancing: Get Your Pollinator Grove On - Learn about the importance of bees. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Where is the Wetland in the Water Cycle? - Is the wetland where you think it is?

$6/child. Free/parents. Pre-registration required

Info: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

July 25, 2019

Stage West Theater: Lungs - Fort Worth (Thru Aug. 18)

Jul 25 2019 - 7:30pm to Aug 18 2019 - 6:00pm
Stage West
821/823 W Vickery Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

In the play by Duncan Macmillan, a thirty-something, educated and thoughtful couple are debating their future. In this time of overpopulation, erratic weather, and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons to have a baby? Their debate becomes the catalyst for a love story that is both wildly universal and intimately personal.

Lungs will preview Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.and Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 18. Performances will be Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $31 to $35, with discounts for the preview performances, and for students, seniors, and military. Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised). Use the code GREEN for $5 each ticket!

Event Website:

August 15, 2019

City of Dallas: Town Hall Meetings on the Budget - Dallas (Thru Aug. 29)

Aug 15 2019 - 6:00pm to Aug 29 2019 - 8:00pm
See website for locations, dates and times. Dallas , TX

From Dallas Sierra Club: 

The town hall meetings, including virtual meetings, on the 2019-20 budget start tonight. Here is the schedule: http://www.dallascitynews.net/proposed-city-budget-town-halls

You can attend virtual meetings by calling 1-888-400-1932, or go to https://dallascityhall.com and follow links to "Watch City Meetings Online."

Let Council know we support the work of the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability, which is key in the city's progress toward reducing pollution, reducing power and water waste, and addressing climate change. Suggested message:

"I just want to thank the City of Dallas for voting unanimously for the development of the climate plan for the City. The work on this plan is now well underway. I hope that you and Council will not cut any funding from the OEQS department as it could impact the successful development of this plan. The City needs to develop the best plan possible to positively impact the city and its residents for years to come. Please ensure that OEQS gets full funding to do so."

Info: Chris Guldi, caguldi03@gmail.com

August 17, 2019

Lone Star Broads: All About Monarchs - Dallas

Aug 17 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
216 Lansdale Drive
McKinney , TX

Meeting of the North Texas chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Topic is monarch butterflies. The chapter hads adopted the butterfly garden at Trinity River Audubon Center.  Our stewardship project will take place the last Saturday of every month at TRAC from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The dates will be Aug. 31, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28. 

Info: Brenda Armstrong, lonestarbroads@gmail.com

 

Animal Rights March - Dallas

Aug 17 2019 - 3:00pm
Main Street Garden Park
1950 Main St
Dallas , TX

Join us as we march the streets of downtown Dallas to advocate for non-human animals.

When we gather as a whole and unite to help create a spark in many by taking part in this helps the animal rights movement along even further. Let’s help amplify the voices of animals.
As Albert Einstein said "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi will also be taking part in this Texas March for animals.

August 18, 2019

Artcycle: Altered Book Workshop - Dallas

Aug 18 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
White Rock Hills Library
9150 Ferguson Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas-based recycle artist VET and Sheila Cunningham are hosting this pop-up workshop that will combine techniques in collage, de-collage, assemblage and embellishments from a selection of recycled books. Altering objects allows you to modify the dimensions of art in various degrees of texture, color and visual complexity. In this workshop we will explore the creative process of recycling by innovative means into a work of art. 

Free. All supplies provided. No experience needed. RSVP required. Fill out one form per participant.

See more Artcycle workshops here.

 

August 19, 2019

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Native Plants of Interest - Dallas

Aug 19 2019 - 7:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Roger Sanderson of Texas Discovery Gardens is the speaker.

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Dallas Central Meeting - Dallas

Aug 19 2019 - 7:00pm
Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Rd
Dallas , TX

Citizens' Climate Lobby's is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

August 20, 2019

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Trailer Camping - Arlington

Aug 20 2019 - 7:00pm
West Arlington Police Station
2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Is "tenting" not for you? How about "glamping" in a classic, vintage-style teardrop trailer?! GROW volunteer and outdoors woman, Diane Pierce, will share tips and tricks she's learned throughout her journey with a teardrop camper. Diane will talk about trailer selection safety procedures, operation, equipment, camping options and group and individual activities.

August 21, 2019

Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas: Public Input on Environmentally Sensitive Area Designation - Benbrook

Aug 21 2019 - 6:00pm
Benbrook Senior Center
1010 Mercedes St
Benbrook , TX

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Benbrook Lake office staff are working on a revision of their Strategic Land Use Management Master Plan. The process of updating the Master Plan will categorize the current and future land use when it comes to recreation, natural resources and cultural resources on Corps property at Benbrook Lake. One of the major changes would be to classify previous areas that may have been fisheries and wildlife lands or recreation areas that need to be changed to Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) which are defined as: "Areas where scientific, ecological, cultural or aesthetic features have been identified. These areas must be considered by management to ensure they are not adversely impacted."  Native remnant prairie (especially at Benbrook Lake), bottomland hardwoods among others have been identified via habitat surveys to be included in the ESA designation. ESA designation will provide further protection of the resources than previous land designations. Once completed and approved, the plan is usually good for the next 25 years.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Texas Animals - Fort Worth

Aug 21 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Zoo will bring Texas-centric animals and present about their habitat and conservation efforts. This one is for the kids (and their parents). 

Potluck at 6:30 p.m. We try to be sustainable at our meetings, so please bring your own cup if you can. We will provide drinks, ice, plates, utensils.

*No fees will be charged by the Garden to attend the meeting.

August 22, 2019

Dallas 2030: The Value of Optimized Maintenance for Commercial Facilities - Dallas

Aug 22 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street
Dallas , TX

The objective of maintenance optimization is to develop a sustainable maintenance program that will extend asset life and reduce overall facility operations costs.  We will walk through a process of how to define your goals, analyze your facility and assign the best approach for your needs.

$20-$30.

Register on the link below.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Happy Hour - Arlington

Aug 22 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Twisted Root Arlington , TX

Citizens' Climate Lobby's is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Tarrant County Food Policy Council: Film Screening 'Wasted! The Story of Food Waste' - Fort Worth

Aug 22 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Up to 40 percent of the food in the U.S is never eaten, and more than 80 percent of all food waste is generated by consumer-facing businesses and homes.

Join the Tarrant County Food Policy Council for a free screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, followed by a panel discussion.

Reception with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. and film starts at 7 p.m. followed by panel discussion.

This film is rated for Mature Audiences, so please leave young ones at home.

Register on link below. Free.

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