May 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.

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker - Dallas (Thru July 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. 

READ THE GREEN SOURCE DFW ARTICLE

Keep Dallas Beautiful: Volunteer for Green Team @ Byron Nelson (May 7-25) - Dallas

May 7 2018 - 8:00am to May 25 2018 - 6:00pm

The Keep Dallas Beautiful Community Green members have opportunities to volunteer at the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament in two different areas: 

May 7-25

Course Steward Team: On the course, riding in a golf cart 

All Volunteers 

- Set up and remove waste stations on event grounds. - Service stations and haul waste to collection areas 

during event.
- Volunteers will work in groups of 2 and be responsible for an assigned area. 

 

May 12 - May 21
Materials Sorting Team: Behind the scenes recycling 

- Sort waste bags from event grounds. 

- Materials sorted into recycling, compost, and waste streams. 

- (1) T Shirt provided for each volunteer
- Water and Gloves provided.
- Volunteer will be responsible for providing their own food.
- Minimum Age - 16
- Shifts will be 8-10 hours long with (2) 15-minute breaks and (1) 30-minute lunch break. 

However, if you and a friend want to split a shift, have one person signup and contact Wendy@KeepDallasBeautiful.net with your arrangements. 

Signup and list Keep Dallas Beautiful as the organization using this QR Code or www.bit.ly/KDB_at_Byron 

Info: BrendaFinch@KeepDallasBeautiful.net

469-569-5440 Mobile

Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts: Inspired by Nature Exhibit - Mansfield

May 7 2018 - 9:00am to May 22 2018 - 5:00pm
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Ln
Mansfield , TX

Six local artists display artwork inspired by nature in various mediums.

Reception May 12, 6-8 p.m.

Info: Victoria Ligon, crystalcreek@me.com.

City of Denton Sustainability: Gardening for Wildlife - Denton

May 17 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
502 Oakland St
Denton , TX

Native and adapted plants are not only beautiful, water-efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well. Learn ways to attract and provide habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity. Whether you'd like to keep your landscape well-manicured, or if you take a more naturalistic approach, we have tips to meet your needs, suit your taste and capture your imagination.

Texas AgriLife: Water Efficient Landscape Design - Lewisville

May 17 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Medical City Lewisville
100 N. Charles Grand Theater
Lewisville , TX

Learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on our website (WaterUniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer. Free.

Texas AgriLife Water University: Texan Plants - Melissa

May 17 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Melissa City Hall
3411 Barker Avenue Courtroom on 1st floor
Melissa , TX

There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. We’ll also talk proper soil preparation, proper installation and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best. Free.