May 27 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 - Dallas (Extended thru Aug. 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. The exhibit has been extended through the end of August.

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City of Fort Worth: Environmental Master Plan Focus Groups - Fort Worth (Thru May 31)

May 21 2018 - 5:30pm to May 31 2018 - 7:30pm
Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
818 Missouri Ave
Ft Worth , TX

The city of Fort Worth is drafting an Environmental Master Plan with long range strategies to guide the city's environmental programs and services. Join the series of community conversations 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..

These topics will be discussed: 

May 21, 2018 – Litter Management & Control

May 24, 2018 – Hazardous Materials

May 29, 2018 – Water Quality

May 30, 2018 – Land Quality, Site Reclamation & Brownfields

May 31, 2018 – Air Quality

Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday (May 26-28)

May 26 2018 - 7:00am to May 28 2018 - 11:45pm

Thinking about buying mulch, soaker hoses or a rain barrel to help conserve water in your landscaping? You can save some money by purchasing those and other select items during Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.

The Texas State Legislature created the holiday in 2015 to provide sales tax relief for the purchase of water conservation and water efficiency products. Texas residents will be able to purchase – tax free – any item with a WaterSense logo as well as items for personal residential property, including as irrigation hoses, moisture control systems and even plants.

Contractors, landscapers and other service providers can also purchase or sell WaterSense products tax free as well. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy.

Items are tax free if they are used or planted for:

    ▪    conserving or retaining groundwater;

    ▪    recharging water tables; or

    ▪    decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation.

Examples of items that qualify for the exemption include:

    ▪    a soaker or drip-irrigation hose

    ▪    a moisture control for a sprinkler or irrigation system

    ▪    mulch

    ▪    a rain barrel or an alternative rain and moisture collection system

    ▪    a permeable ground cover surface that allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers or water collection points

    ▪    plants, trees and grasses

    ▪    water-saving surfactants

    ▪    soil and compost

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: The CoEvolution of Native Plants and Pollinators - Dallas

May 27 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Speaker Randy Johnson of Randy Johnson Organics will speak on “Pollinators and Natives: An Ancient Marriage.”  One-sixth of all described species on Earth are angiosperms, the flowering plants. Their co-evolution with pollinators is the most important relationship in the terrestrial environment. These two entities co-evolved with and for each other, their healthy relationship is vital to the structure and maintenance of almost all terrestrial ecosystems. This ancient marriage is threatened... what are the issues and how can we help? This and more are discussed.

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