Dallas Arboretum offers $2 admission, $5 parking and $2 to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden during August.
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Texas AgriLife Water University: August Workshops - DFW
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Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Native Landscapes and Rain Gardens - Dallas
Carrie Dubberley, with the Collin County chapter and landscape designer, is the presenter.
Dubberley is the creative force behind Dubberley Landscape. She is a degreed Horticulturist, teacher, writer and speaker. Carrie began life as an artist. With a green thumb and an eye for natural beauty, she received her Horticulture degree from Colorado State University in 1987. She has brought her talents together in Dubberley Landscape to artistically design beautiful, naturalistic landscape.
August 22, 2018
No Nuclear Waste: Radioactive Threat to Texas/New Mexico - Virtual Meeting
The meeting is being held to discuss the serious radioactive waste threat to the Texas/New Mexico region and how we can halt this plan. It will be held in Austin but will also be accessible via the internet or conference call. See instructions below.
There will be an update on what's happening and discussion about organizing strategy and plans. The coalition is working on a statewide media tour with a full-scale sized inflatable mock radioactive waste transport cask - and can use ideas for contacts and possible speakers and invitees for events. We also need to get a network in place since the license comment period could be short and come up very quickly... any day now. We also have a letter that faith leaders might sign on to and can use help on that front too.
You can also join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/202842157
You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 202-842-157
First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
Update on Waste Control Specialists:
Waste Control Specialists is back… with plans a high-level radioactive waste facility for Andrews County, Texas. They want to take 40,000 tons of deadly waste from nuclear reactors around the country and keep it above-ground for 40 years (or longer) at the existing "low-level" radioactive waste dump site. This is the most dangerous of all radioactive waste, the irradiated fuel rods, which are a million times more radioactive than the original fuel. Exposure to unshielded waste is lethal. It would be massive environmental injustice to dump the nation's most deadly waste on the Texas/ New Mexico region, waste doesn't have to be moved.
The WCS proposal was on hold for a while at the NRC, but the company is moving forward again under new ownership by the equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company.
This plan threatens all of us. This dangerous waste would be shipped by rail and likely travel through major cities including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Midland, El Paso, the Albuquerque region and more. Transport would create risks from leaks, accidents and even terrorist actions. A single rail car would carry as much plutonium as the bomb dropped on Nagasaki and the trains could haul up to ten cars.
We’re making progress. Resolutions opposing transport and Consolidated Interim Storage of this dangerous waste have been passed by Bexar, Dallas, Nueces and Midland Counties, the City of San Antonio, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Texas Democratic Party, which includes opposition in the Platform.
Info: Karen Hadden, SEED Coalition, 512-797-8481, email@example.com
August 23, 2018
Oliver Nature Park: Nature Play - Mansfield
This is a free program encouraging creative play outside without screens or cords. This is a time for children and their parents to use their imaginations. Families can build a fort out of bamboo, make a tree cookie bridge, create a bamboo car, and so much more. All play items will be provided.
STAR North Texas: Awards Luncheon - Grand Prairie
STAR North Texas is currently accepting awards applications: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JM2V7L
Applications are due on Friday, July 6, and winners will be notified by Aug. 10. Winners of the STAR-North Texas awards will progress to the state level awards and will be honored at the Annual STAR Summit to be held in Galveston (Oct. 28-31). For more information about the STAR Summit please visit:
Dallas County Master Gardeners: The Urban Orchard - Dallas
Presenter Daniel Cunningham is a horticulturalist with Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University. His programs focus on sustainable landscaping and food production systems. Daniel specializes in Texas native plants and trees, vegetable gardening, edible landscaping and rainwater harvesting. He forages for his own food and provides information for wildlife gardening.
Animal Connection of Texas: Film Screening 'Dominion' - Dallas
The feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom as it exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drone, hidden and handheld camera footage. Narration by Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink, and Kat Von D.
NOTE: Please RSVP for this event only if you plan on attending. Seats will become first come, first serve 10 minutes after scheduled showtime. In order to secure your seat, please arrive on time with your ticket ready to be scanned upon theater entrance.
Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: The Dallas Floodway Extension - Dallas
Lynde Dodd presents Flood Protection and Ecosystem Restoration in an Urban Environment - The Dallas Floodway Exttension. This presentation will cover the challenges to flood protection and ecosystem restoration in north Texas and discuss some of the aspects of the project related to invasive species and vegetating constructed wetlands along the Trinity River.
Info: Cathy Lustgarten, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 24, 2018
Texas Central: Bullet Train Environmental Lunch & Learn - Dallas
The Texas Bullet Train is moving ahead in its design, engineering and pre-construction phases. The high-speed train will connect approximately half the population of Texas including the state’s biggest economic hubs. And will do so in a safe, high-tech and environmentally protective way.
Texas Central is the company building the passenger train between North Texas and Houston.
We are eager to give you the latest news about our work and answer your questions. This update includes information from the Federal Railroad Administration’s recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement that recognized the train system’s low-impact design and construction principles.
RSVP by Friday, Aug. 17 to Rebecca Cowle at RCowle@texascentral.com.
Info: Holly Reed, HReed@texascentral.com
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Discovery After Dark - Glen Rose
Enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations and how animals utilize the night sky. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at Fossil Rim and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the night.
This tour meets at the EcoCenter. This tour is recommended for ages five to adult. Reservations are required, and it is recommended that they be made at least three days in advance. Space is limited.
Info: email@example.com or 254-897-2960. $35.
August 25, 2018
City of Grapevine: Park Beautification VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Grapevine
Give back to the community and lend a helping hand in Grapevine’s parks. Projects may include painting, planting, removal of invasive plants and litter pickup. This month, volunteers will receive a reusable shopping bag courtesy of Keep Grapevine Beautiful. REGISTER HERE
Info: Cindy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Lake Highlands High School: Shredding Event - Dallas
Recycling - Free. Rid your home of unwanted electronics, sporting goods, toys, multimedia, books, clothing and more! No old TVs, old monitors, chemicals or furniture. Visit bubbfundraising.com for a list.
Shredding - $5/box. Help avoid identity theft! New for 2018: 2 shred trucks for faster service! On-site destruction available. Note: Paper clips, rubber bands,and staples are okay, but no binders, please. Documents can be boxed, bagged or in tubs.
Info: Cindy Engel, email@example.com
Cleaner Parks: Sansom Park - Fort Worth
Gloves, trash bags, bug spray and extra sunscreen will be available. Please bring some water - it will be hot!
Cleaner Parks: Sansom Park Clean Up - Fort Worth
Gloves, trash bags, bug spray and extra sunscreen will be available. Bring water.