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 email@example.com) because space is limited.
February 22, 2018
Texas Campaign for the Environment: Dallas Materials Recycling Center & McCommas Bluff Landfill Tour - Dallas
Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate Training Workshop - Dallas
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
Join GoodWork, a green coworking community, and Impact House for a social good Happy Hour.
Citizens' Climate Lobby: Happy Hour - Dallas
Get to know folks advocating solutions to climate change.
Streams & Valleys: Project Bluebird Kickoff - Fort Worth
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: Tree Basics 101 - Fort Worth
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, email@example.com
Arlington Organic Garden Club: Waste Management & Recycling in Arlington - Arlington
Presenters: David Hilbreth and Vince Hrabal of Republic services
Info: Donna Ressl, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 23, 2018
High Hope Ranch: Sparrow Camp - Glen Rose (Thru Feb. 25)
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. email@example.com, cell: 512-554-7421, office, 254-898-4296.
City of Arlington: Master Composter Workshop - Arlington
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
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
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
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
Info: Paula Luna, firstname.lastname@example.org
TCU Extended Ed: Create a Monarch Waystation - Ft Worth
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
Dinner, dancing and more with host Giovanni Caprigilone and many Master Gardners, pollinator experts and nature lovers in attendance. $100-$750.