March 7, 2019

EPA: Lead Service Line Identification and Replacement - Webinar

Mar 7 2019 - 1:00pm to Dec 5 2019 - 2:30pm

EPA Office of Water is hosting a series of quarterly webinars highlighting challenges and successes in lead service line identification and replacement. The webinar series showcases how states and public water systems have successfully identified lead service lines and shared that information with the public to raise awareness about the presence of lead service lines in their communities. 

March 7, June 6, Sept. 5, Dec. 5. Archives available.

April 10, 2019

Texas Master Naturalist, Elm Fork Chapter: Training Program (Deadline July 26) - Denton

Apr 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm

Applications are being accepted for this year’s Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter training program. The 12-week training program starts on Aug. 27 and goes through Nov. 12. Each session is six hours of study on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course includes four field trips; Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area and the City of Denton’s Water Reclamation facility. 

Each classroom session focuses on a unit from the extensive Texas Master Naturalist textbook, edited by representatives from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife, which each member-in-training will receive. 

Sessions include topics such as Ecological Regions of Texas, Geology and Soils of Texas, Archeology, Native Plants, Ornithology, Herpetology, Aquatic Systems, Texas Water Resources Download the training application.

$150 and includes all training materials, classroom instruction, field trips and first year membership with the Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter. 

Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted. Once submitted, each application is reviewed. Applicants will be notified upon acceptance. Enrollment is limited to 30.

Info: Master.Naturalist@dentoncounty.com or 940-349-2883

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 10, 2019

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Summer Camp - Fort Worth (June 10- July 29)

Jun 10 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 29 2019 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Looking for fun activities and ways to immerse your children in nature? Sign up for one or more of FWNC&R's Summer Natural History Adventures. The summer camps are available for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Kindergarten adventures are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon.
First – 6th grade adventures are held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on designated weeks.

Details and registration: Go to website the link below or call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

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

June 24, 2019

Oliver Nature Park: Nature Camps - Mansfield (Thru July 26)

Jun 24 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Matlock , TX

Fun nature camps for ages 5-14 years. See website for details. $80-$150.

June 27, 2019

Dallas 2030 District: Latest Innovative Water Technologies for Commercial Real Estate Facilities - Dallas

Jun 27 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
AIA Dallas
325 North Saint Paul Street Suite #150
Dallas , TX

Learn more about new water trends, technologies and innovations for your commercial facility

Measurement of water use is the key to a successful water conservation strategy, and several successes contribute to overall sustained water reduction for individual buildings. This session will provides an overview of common water challenges that commercial building operators encounter and how digital meters and sensors with data analytics help to reduce annual operating costs while reducing risks from leaks and equipment failure that manual monitoring cannot effectively manage.

$20-$35.

Native Plant Society of Texas, The Trinity Forks Chapter: Natives for the Shade - Denton

Jun 27 2019 - 7:00pm
TWU
Ann Stuart Science Complex Room 259
Denton , TX

In Texas, the condition most gardeners find difficult to design for is the shade. This presentation will give you a starter palette that will highlight plants to bring color to your shady spot. 

Presenter: Cindy Kearney. By day, Cindy works at an interior architecture firm as a project, CAD, & BIM manager and landscape design by night. She got the native plant bug in 2000 after being introduced to Rosa Finsley and her Kings Creek Gardens nursery. She joined NPSOT in 2010 and has served on the Dallas board for the last four years and is current chapter president.

Free.

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Arlington Organic Garden Club: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs - Arlington

Jun 27 2019 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Esther Chambliss, Master Gardener is the speaker

Event Website:

June 29, 2019

Trinity Park Conservancy: Trinity Park Volunteer Day & Seedball Workshop - Dallas

Jun 29 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Trinity Overlook Park
110 West Commerce Street
Dallas , TX

Volunteers needed for a family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park!. Meet at the Trinity Overlook Park at Commerce Street and Beckley Avenue.

The Great Seed Bomb will be leading the Seedball Workshop where you can get your hands dirty and make native grass and wildflower seedballs that will be dispersed in different areas along the Trinity River Corridor. Sowing seedballs helps to reinforce habitats vital to the migration of monarchs, the well-being of bees, and adds beauty to our green spaces.

Register on Eventbrite. 

Info: 214-740-1616 or email volunteer@trinityparkconservancy.org

Texas Discovery Gardens: Unusual Herbs - Dallas

Jun 29 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr
Dallas , TX

Dr. Peter Schaar will explain how to organically cultivate less common herbs that do well here in North Texas. You'll even get a few recipes to take home and try out!

$15. Class price includes general admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. Stay after the class to explore TDG’s two-story Butterfly House and 7.5 acre garden full of native and adapted plants.

July 3, 2019

Biodiversity Education Center: Wonderful World of Water - Wild Day - Coppell

Jul 3 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Pretend to be a water molecule and journey through each stop a water molecule can makes while creating a bracelet to record your journey. Learn about water conservation, water testing and our very own Cottonwood Creek. Wild Wednesdays are geared toward families and youth ages 3-14. These free "come and go" events feature hands-on learning/activity stations.

July 6, 2019

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Survive & Thrive with Native and Adapted Plants - Fort Worth

Jul 6 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Join us for this quick look at how you can plan your landscape with Texas-tough plants that do well during the heat and drought and learn how to ensure they survive the long, hot days of summer.

$25

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: The American Prairie in Art - Fort Worth

Jul 6 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Parkway Room WACB 1123
Ft Worth , TX

Talk will explore the depiction of the prairie in paintings, with a particular focus on Texas artists. Scott Winterrow will speak about the history of the prairie in art, as well as his own depictions of the prairie in the watercolor medium.

July 8, 2019

Biodiversity Education Center: Fossils & Rocks Summer Camp - Coppell

Jul 8 2019 - 9:00am to Jul 9 2019 - 12:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Open to ages 9-12. Participants will explore 240 million years of Coppell history including dinosaurs, sea monsters, fossil, rocks, giant meteors and the ice age with its mammoths and saber tooth tigers. There are many fossils in the creek from as far back as 92 million years ago. Many fossils have already been found in the creek and can be seen in the display case at the Biodiversity Education Center. Each day students will go fossil hunting in the creek in Coppell Nature Park to see what they can find. Camp size limited to 15. Pre-registration required at www.coppellactivities.com

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