Oct 14 2017

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

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Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Wilderness First Aid Training - Fort Worth

Oct 13 2017 - 7:00pm to Oct 15 2017 - 4:00pm
Saint Matthews Lutheran Church
5709 Wedgwood Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day, 16 hour class designed for trip leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts. A current CPR certification is a pre-requisite, however no other previous experience is required. This emergency response training includes patient assessment, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, splinting, and a variety of other topics.

Mail Registration And Check To: 

David Brynell 

4216 Toledo Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76133

Or Email registration information requesting electronic payment via PayPal To: David@Brynell.org

Info: David at 817-991-1315

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Bird Walk - Lewisville

Oct 14 2017 - 7:30am to 11:00am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville , TX

Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 and up. There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/vehicle, cash or check only).

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Keep Dallas, Garland & Rowlett Beautiful: Tri-City Cleanup - Garland

Oct 14 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Hella Shrine Outdoor Pavilion
2121 Rowlett Rd
Garland , TX

Keep Dallas Beautiful, Keep Garland Beautiful and Keep Rowlett Beautiful are partnering together to host a cleanup of Lake Ray Hubbard as part of the Keep Texas Waterways Clean Program. Volunteers needed. Free event T-shirts will be given to the first 1,500 participants, so pre-registration is encouraged. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with deployment to work locations. Volunteer Appreciation Picnic begins at 11:30 a.m.


REI: Fort Worth Nature Center Work Day - Fort Worth

Oct 14 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

The Natural Guard assist Fort Worth Nature Center staff with projects ranging from habitat restoration, brush clearing, trail and park maintenance, trail and infrastructure construction, wildlife monitoring, special events preparation and much more. We will be helping to destructing and rebuilding a new bridge on Canyon Ridge trail which is one of the more difficult trails. We will hopefully complete the same day. For less construction oriented folks, there will also be a slight trail re-route associated with the new bridge and trail trimming. All volunteers should be in closed toe shoes, bring reusable water bottle, long sleeves, pants, hat and your favorite work gloves if you have them. A light lunch will be provided afterwards and REI Steward T-shirts will be given to all volunteers while supplies last. Info: Renee Shippey at rshippe@rei.com.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Mathews Prairie & Clymer Meadow Field Trip - Greenville

Oct 14 2017 - 8:30am
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr.
Dallas , TX

Spend the morning at Mathews Prairie, a 100-acre pristine Blackland Prairie preserve. It is densely grassed, heavily forbed and riddled with deep gilgai impressions. Currently under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy, NPAT seeks to additionally protect the property from rapid encroachment by purchasing it and co-managing with TNC. Our host will be Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager for TNC, who will grace us with his deep prairie knowledge. 


Lunch at Just Pie, 2205 Lee St. in Greenville. Sandwiches, salads, soups, and pies. 

The afternoon starts with a visit to a NPAT conservation easement adjacent to Clymer Meadow, 1400 acres of Blackland Prairie owned by TNC. We will collect native prairie seeds from the easement for Texas Native Seed Project, part of the Caesar Kleburg Wildlife Research Initiative. 

Brandon Belcher will lead a short amble around Clymer, big enough to get a sense of the pre-pioneer prairie. With its broad plateaus and significant slopes leading to wet-weather creek and ponds, the variety of terrain fosters an astounding plant variety.


    •    The field trip is free.

    •    Meet 8:30 am at Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Dr. (off Buckner & Northcliff), Dallas. Park in rows furthest from White Rock Lake. 

    •    We will gather to carpool as parking is very limited at both prairies. Please let us know if you can help as a designated driver. 

    •    We leave at 8:45 am for our first destination, Mathews Prairie, and arrive by 9:45 am. 

    •    At noon, we travel to Greenville and enjoy lunch. 

    •    Arrive 1:30 pm at our last destination, Clymer Meadow, and depart by 4:00 pm.

    •    Return to the Bath House Cultural Center by 5:00 pm.  

    •    Wear long pants and hiking boots. Hats and sunglasses recommended. Bring a water bottle and insect repellent. 


RSVP to laellis55@aol.com or text 214-395-1902. In case of bad weather, the field trip will be canceled and rescheduled at a later date.

Friends of O.S. Gray: Community Day - Arlington

Oct 14 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

City of Dallas: Water-wise Landscape Tour - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am

The tour educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Carbon Pricing - Carbon Fee and Dividend - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road,
Dallas , TX

The concept of carbon pricing as a market-based approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Presenter: Ann Drumm, of the Citizens' Climate Lobby


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Trinity Haymarket: Vermicomposting - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 10:30am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas , TX

Discover why you should consider vermicomposting, and convert your household waste to soil fertility. Where should you set up worm bins, how to setup and care for worm bins, and how to harvest your finished product will be covered. Learn about the beneficial microbes in living vermicompost and how they restore soil health. Discover how to utilize worm castings as an affordable garden amendment to improve your chances for organic garde and landscaping success. 

Our instructor, Heather Rinaldi grew up in the farm and ranch lands of Northern Oklahoma.  Heather opened Texas Worm Ranch in 2008 with its mission to educate and empower healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. She is a speaker for Mother Earth News Fair and Texas Worm Ranch was awarded the GreenSource DFW Sustainable Leadership award for Small Business in 2016.  

$55. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=38440545707 

Cost includes 1/2 lb of Red Wigglers and Worm Bin. 

City of Dallas: Seed Saving Class - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
J Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St
Dallas , TX

Learn more about seed saving from a Master Gardener.

Info: Sahonara Gonzalez, business@dallaslibrary.org, 214-670-1608

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Plano International Festival - Plano

Oct 14 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Haggard Park
901 E. 15th St
Plano , TX

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area's largest cultural event offers food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks and cultural displays from over 100 countries. Hands-on children's activities, foreign film screening, flag parade, and the area's only outdoor naturalization ceremony round out the fun. Come early for the popular Fitness and Wellness Fair with free flu shots and health screenings for kids and adults, plus interactive fitness demos. Admission and parking are free. Fitness and Wellness Fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Courtyard Theater next to Haggard Park. 

Friends of Cedar Ridge Preserve: Ben Sandifer Nature Talk - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
State Fair of Texas
3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Hear master birder Ben Sandifer talk the Great Trinity Forest at Texas State Fair 2017 on the Go Texan stage (Fiber Pavilion).

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Sip & Saunter - Cedar Hill

Oct 14 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Spend an evening exploring Dogwood Canyon trails while sampling hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. This mini taste tour brings you to one of the highest elevation points in Dallas County to enjoy the sunset over Joe Pool Lake and the sounds of nature. Shop in our nature-themed gift shop and end the evening with coffee and a sweet treat. $30. Registration required. Adults ages 21+.

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party - Fort Worth

Oct 14 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St.
Ft Worth , TX

The regular monthly star party in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society will happen this Saturday. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.