February 22, 2018

Texas Campaign for the Environment: Dallas Materials Recycling Center & McCommas Bluff Landfill Tour - Dallas

Feb 22 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dallas , TX

Tour the Dallas Materials Recycling Center – McCommas Bluff Landfill Thursday to see artificial vision, optical and gravimetric machines sort thousands of tons of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metals. Free event but you must sign up with Corey Troiani ((972) 658-3617 or corey@texasenvironment.org) because space is limited. 

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate Training Workshop - Dallas

Feb 22 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Mountain View College
4849 W Illinois Ave Room B149
Dallas , TX

The purpose of the workshop is to teach attendees how to create the political will for climate solutions through engagement with their local, state and federal governments. Attendees will learn how to increase student and higher ed engagement in the political process using CCL's highly successful and proven methods:

- Cultivating relationships

- Conducting outreach

- Fostering civic engagement

- Obtaining endorsements

- Mentoring interns and students leaders

Free. Open to the public.

GoodWork & Impact: Social Good Happy Hour - Dallas

Feb 22 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Four Corners Brewing Co.
1311 South Ervay Street
Dallas , TX

Join GoodWork, a green coworking community, and Impact House for a social good Happy Hour.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Happy Hour - Dallas

Feb 22 2018 - 5:30pm
Bishop Cider Co.
509 N Bishop Ave, Ste C
Dallas , TX

Get to know folks advocating solutions to climate change.

Streams & Valleys: Project Bluebird Kickoff - Fort Worth

Feb 22 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Streams & Valleys office
2918 Wingate St
Fort Worth , TX

Project Bluebird is a volunteer group that oversees bluebird nest boxes along the Trinity Trails and parks in Fort Worth. Those interested in participating are invited to attend the annual kickoff gathering. 

Info: Jim Marshall, jmarshall3@sbcglobal.net 

Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: Tree Basics 101 - Fort Worth

Feb 22 2018 - 7:00pm
Texas Woman’s University
Ann Stuart Science Complex Room 259

Speaker is Pat Moyer, a member of NPSOT Master Gardeners and the Citizen Forester program. He will share the do’s and don’ts of site selection, tree planting and basic pruning techniques for new and established trees. Free.

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Arlington Organic Garden Club: Waste Management & Recycling in Arlington - Arlington

Feb 22 2018 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Presenters: David Hilbreth and Vince Hrabal of Republic services

Info: Donna Ressl, donnarus@usa.net

February 23, 2018

High Hope Ranch: Sparrow Camp - Glen Rose (Thru Feb. 25)

Feb 23 2018 - 4:00pm to Feb 25 2018 - 12:00pm
High Hope Ranch Guest Houses Glen Rose , TX

Sparrow Camp, lead by Dr. Byron Stone and co-leaders of Friends of the Balcones Canyonland NWR's SparrowFest near Austin. Workshop fee includes donation to the Friends group, meals from Friday dinner/desert to Sunday breakfast, sparrow ID class, three field trips on 2 private ranchs, onsite housing also available. Early Bird Special through Jan. 31.

Info: Sandy Skrei. stay@highhoperanch.com, cell: 512-554-7421, office, 254-898-4296.

City of Arlington: Master Composter Workshop - Arlington

Feb 23 2018 - 6:00pm to Feb 24 2018 - 4:00pm
UTA’s Veterans Assistance Center
406 Summit Ave
Arlington , TX

Learn how to make great compost in your own backyard and help us spread the word about the many benefits of composting! Whether you’re just starting out or have been composting for years, this class is designed to meet your needs and covers topics such as Composting 101, a history of compost, pile building techniques, vermicomposting and hands-on pile building practice at our UTA composting site.

    ▪    Class graduates receive books, workshop materials, compost bin and a compost thermometer.

    ▪    Attendance required on both days.

    ▪    FREE for Arlington residents; $20 for all others.

    ▪    Registration limited. Once class is full we will start a waitlist.

February 24, 2018

DFW Urban Wildlife: Village Creek Drying Beds Meetup - Arlington

Feb 24 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Village Creek Drying Beds
1500 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Chris Jackson, founder of DFWUrbanWildlife.com, leads this meetup. The plan will be to walk into the Village Creek Drying Beds as a group and then hike along the top of the berm that surrounds the property. We will cover most of the perimeter from the elevated vantage point the berm provides. There should be lots of great wildlife to see, and we will stop whenever we come across something interesting.

Texas Bluebird Society: Bluebird Season Kickoff and Auction - Bryan

Feb 24 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Brazos County Expo
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan , TX

Annual kickoff promotes the conservation of bluebirds (and other cavity nesting birds) and teaches the private citizens how to attract and provide quality habitat for bluebirds across Texas. Guest speakers will cover topics that bluebirders, new and experienced, will find interesting and entertaining. Registrants have the opportunity to win door prizes and attendees can bid in our silent auction for many wonderful items. Additionally, TBS members who pledge to NestWatch at least two nestboxes will receive a free TBS nestbox.


Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Bring Color into your Home with Terrariums- Fort Worth

Feb 24 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Begonia Greenhouse
Ft Worth , TX

Join Begonia experts in creating your own terrarium using begonias from the nationally recognized Begonia Species Collection. You will learn the method of creating and caring for a miniature tropical habitat for rare and exotic species and hybrids. You will take home your glass terrarium for instant color.


Citizens' Climate Lobby, Grapevine Chapter: Climate Action Training - Southlake

Feb 24 2018 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Wildwood Grill
2700 Southlake Blvd
Southlake , TX

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

TCU Extended Ed: Create a Monarch Waystation - Ft Worth

Feb 24 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Learn how to create a garden to attract and support monarch butterflies on their journey north in the spring as well as their migration south in the fall. This class explains the monarch migration and the perils the butterflies face in the US and Mexico. Find out about conservation efforts and how you (or your class) can get involved in citizen science projects.

Instructor: Gail Manning


Bob Jones Nature Center: Annual Fundraiser - Southlake

Feb 24 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Drive
Southlake , TX

Dinner, dancing and more with host Giovanni Caprigilone and many Master Gardners, pollinator experts and nature lovers in attendance. $100-$750.