March 17, 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

March 27, 2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! EarthX - Dallas

Mar 27 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 6:00pm
Earth X
Fair Park
Dallas , TX

Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 20-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest. 

Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.

"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."

Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, melinda.garde@earthx.org

 

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April 20, 2018

Earth x - Dallas (Thru April 22)

Apr 20 2018 - 10:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 6:00pm
Fair Park Dallas , TX

World's largest eco-expo featuring green nonprofits, businesses and schools. Demos, speakers, live music, food, children's activities and films. Free.

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April 22, 2018

Young Progressive Christians of Dallas: Ethical Investing - Dallas

Apr 22 2018 - 12:30pm
Northhaven UMC
11211 Preston Rd
Dallas , TX

Learn how to align your retirement fund with your values:

Women in Leadership Roles, Environmental Practices, Social Justice and Civil Rights

Divest from: Guns, Oil & Gas, Tobacco

 

Presentation and Q&A with: 

Mary Anne Mayer Redmond, CFP, MRFC through Money Concepts - CFP® MRFC

 

Mary Anne Mayer Redmond entered the financial services profession in 1991, earning the designations of CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and MRFC® (Mastered Registered Financial Consultant) as well as holding the Series 7 and Series 63 General Securities and Texas General Lines Insurance licenses. *All securities through Money Concepts Capital Corp. Member FINRA/SIPC

April 23, 2018

City of Weatherford: Weatherford Blooms Festival - Weatherford

Apr 23 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Downtown Weatherford
Courthouse Square
TX

6th annual Blooms Festival home and garden festival features a plethora of goods from seasonal plants to furniture and home decor along with food trucks, kid's activities. Native Plant Society of Texas Cross Timbers Chapter will have a booth selling plants at the event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 25, 2018

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Happy Hour - Fort Worth

Apr 25 2018 - 5:30pm
Lola's Trailer Park
2735 W 5th St
Fort Worth , TX

We'll talk nature, the outdoors, advocacy or anything else. Street parking is available on W 5th St but the lot next to the bar is private so you might get towed. Wednesday offers Cajun food if you're in the mood. Hope to see you there.

April 26, 2018

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Arlington Chapter: Happy Hour - Arlington

Apr 26 2018 - 5:30pm
FW Torchy's Tacos
928 Northton
Ft Worth , TX

Social gathering for this bipartisan lobby group aimed at creating the political will for a sustainable world.

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: Plant This, Not That - Denton

Apr 26 2018 - 7:00pm
Texas Woman’s University
Ann Stuart Science Complex Rm 259
Denton , TX

Presentation by Lynda Harvey, a Denton County Master Gardener and member of the Trinity Forks NPSOT chapter. “Plant This, Not That” analyzes multiple factors to create a sustainable garden in North Texas. The objective is to design a residential landscape that is appealing, suitable, economic and responsible, where plants can serve a functional purpose in additional to their aesthetic benefits. The conventional landscape is contrasted with the sustainable (or modern) approach to show the beauty of an alternative method that is water and environmentally sound.  The presentation focuses on the Cross Timbers “Dirty Dozen” and offers native substitutes for trees, vines and grasses.  

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Arlington Organic Garden Club: Container Gardening - Arlington

Apr 26 2018 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Ruth Kinler of Redenta's Garden will make the presentation.

Info: Donna Ressl, donnarus@usa.net

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April 27, 2018

iNaturalist: DFW City Nature Challenge - DFW

Apr 27 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 30 2018 - 11:45pm
DFW-wide TX

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Audubon Society and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge.

Info: Sam Kieschnick, Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov

iNaturalist: 2018 City Nature Challenge - DFW (Thru April 30)

Apr 27 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 30 2018 - 11:45pm
DFW TX

On April 27 – 30, 2018, 65 cities in 17 countries around the world will participate in the third annual City Nature Challenge. 

It’s easy to participate, no matter where you live:

• If you’re in one of the 10 counties surrounding DFW, make observations using the iNaturalist app or through the website ake a picture of a wild animal, plant, or fungi, upload it to iNaturalist, and the online community will help you accurately identify the species. 

• The DFW project will automatically grab the observations made within the area.  There’s no need to ask participants to join the project, unless they want to watch updates fly in.

•  Organize a nature walk or a bioblitz at a public park or nature center/preserve. You can work with a park board or with a nature center to make this even more of a public event. 

• No matter where in the state you live you can help identify observations being uploaded by City Nature Challenge participants in DFW on the “Identify” page.

The data generated from this event will help researchers, land managers and policy makers here in DFW. 

Info: Sam Kieschnick,Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov or 972-293-3841

High Hope Ranch: A Taste of the Camino - Glen Rose

Apr 27 2018 - 4:00pm to Apr 29 2018 - 4:00pm
High Hope Ranch Guest Houses Glen Rose , TX

A mini-pilgrimage reminiscent of Spain's Camino de Santiago. Spend a weekend with fellow 'peregrinos' hiking the trails of High Hope Ranch and Fossil Rim's Overlook getting a taste of the 500-mile, 1,000-year-old pilgrimage along northern Spain.  Package price includes meals, snacks, hiking Friday afternoon-early evening, Saturday (up to 9 miles), and Sunday morning, maps, a pasaporte and 'albergue-style' accommodations Friday and Saturday evenings. Early Bird discounts available until Feb. 28. Housing upgrades available in ranch guest houses. 

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

April 28, 2018

School of Permaculture: Intro to Permaculture - McKinney

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Lake Forest Farm
3355 Ryan Trl
McKinney , TX

Join us for a one hour presentation given by a team member from the School of Permaculture who will introduce you to the topics outlined below;

- What is Permaculture?

- Rainwater harvesting

- Gray water bed filtration and use

- Suburban food forests

- Composting

- Permaculture Gardening

Please bring a blanket, class will take place outdoor on the lawn.

Lake Forest Farm Market will open at 9 a.m. Come early or stay after to support our farmers and artisans. Local produce and goods will be available for purchase.

Info: Kelsey Poyer, k.poyer@gmail.com

Keep Irving Beautiful: Bicycle Fest - Irving

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
North Lake College
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving , TX

Fun educational event at North Lake College features live music, food trucks and vendors.

National Drug Take-Back Day: Locations Throughout North Texas

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
DFW , TX

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. 

Locate a Collection Site Near You

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