Sep 22 2018

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Second Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 7 2018 - 2:00pm to Sep 29 2018 - 10:00pm
Waco Winery
708 Austin Ave
Waco , TX

Art show featuring 48 environmentally themed artworks related to the climate change crisis. $2,000 in prizes. Reception Sept. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful: Photo Contest

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Oct 1 2018 - 5:00pm

NRH photographers of all ages are invited to capture North Richland Hills’ beautiful environment, eclectic architecture, active people and vibrant community life. Submit high resolution photos via email to:

KNRHB@nrhtx.com
1st place prizes: $50 gift card 2nd place prizes: $25 gift card 

See photo categories and requirements at www.nrhtx.com/photocontest 

Info: 817-427-6651 

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Public Comment on West Texas Nuclear Waste Storage Application

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Nov 19 2018 - 5:00pm

Comment on the zombie application to the NRC by Waste Control Specialists, now filing as Interim Storage Partners (the partner is Orano, a French company), to store nuclear waste at their facility in Andrews County TX. UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Nov 19.

See http://nonuclearwasteaqui.org/ and comment online at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0231-0187

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Public Comment on VW Settlement Plan

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Oct 9 2018 - 5:00pm

Before October 8, comment on the draft TCEQ plan for using VW settlement money. See https://www.sierraclub.org/texas/blog/2018/08/state-releases-210-million...

Comment at http://vwsettle@tceq.texas.gov

Hip Pocket Theatre: Wind in the Willows - Fort Worth

Sep 14 2018 - 8:00pm to Sep 30 2018 - 9:15pm
Hip Pocket Theatre
1950 Silver Creek Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Hip Pocket's outdoor theater presents: Wind in the Willows. Tired of Spring cleaning, Mole ventures out of his burrow to the river bank where he befriends the resourceful Rat, and together they set off on an adventure and encounter the bad-tempered Badger, the troublesome Toad, and a host of cunning weasels.

By Kenneth Grahame (art by Michael Hague). Adapted and Directed by John Murphy (World Premiere).

 

City of Grand Prairie: EpicFest, A Festival of Nature, Culture & the Arts - Grand Prairie

Sep 21 2018 - 5:00pm to Sep 22 2018 - 11:30pm
EpicCentral
2960 Epic Place
Grand Prairie , TX

The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is hosting the first-ever EpicFest: A Festival of Nature, Culture and Arts, a free, family-friendly festival happening on the grounds of EpicCentral Grand Prairie (formerly Grand Central). 

The event will include a monarch butterfly release (at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday), multi-cultural performances on the Rotary International Stage and other live entertainment, lawn games, food and beer gardens (purchase required) and more, including headline performances by the Kumbia Kings All Starz (Friday at 9 p.m.) and Sister Hazel (Saturday at 9:30 p.m.). Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.  

EpicFest guests can also learn more about exciting new developments at EpicCentral, including the upcoming opening of The Epic recreation center and the GrandLawn concert venue, as well as information about cultural opportunities and community resources available in Grand Prairie. 

You might also want to bring your swim gear and visit the new Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, featuring thrilling waterslides, a children's area, and the longest indoor lazy river in Texas. (Paid admission required - online purchase in advance recommended.) 

Reverie Bakeshop: 5 Year Anniversary - Richardson

Sep 22 2018 - 7:00am to 4:00pm
Reverie Bakeshop
1930 N Coit Rd
Richardson , TX

Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of this all-vegan bakery! Stop by for raffles and slices of birthday cake. They will also have a delicious menu of vegan bratwurst kolaches, corn dogs and ice cream sandwiches! Specialty items and cake slices are available while supplies last.

Native Plant Society of Texas, White Rock Lake Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Good Local Markets
9150 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Native plant sale featuring organically home grown native plants by White Rock Lake Chapter members in native Blackland Prairie soil in extreme conditions for heartiness and extreme drought tolerance.

Keep Flower Mound Beautiful: Trash Bash & Fall Festival - Flower Mound

Sep 22 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Flower Mound High School
3411 Peters Colony Road
Flower Mound , TX

Register to help with the morning Trash Bash & Community Cleanup. There's an incentive for signing up: prizes for the first 300 registered volunteers! Prizes will also be awarded for the most trash and most recyclables collected; door prizes and other great giveaways are part of the package, too. And, our volunteers will receive a free lunch courtesy of the Summit Club. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. 

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Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Native plants for sale. For a list of plants, visit www.npsot.org/wp/Dallas

Dallas Arboretum: Autumn at the Arboretum - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to Nov 21 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Thousands of pumpkins, squash and gourds adorn the gardens along with scenes from The Adventures in Neverland for this annual fall display.

The Nature Conservancy of Texas: Tallgrass Tour - Celeste

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Celeste , TX

Take a trip to Clymer Meadow for a guided tour of this 1,400-acre preserve. The Nature Conservancy will be leading walks alongside beautiful plants and through the rare prairie found here. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your friends and family. Space is limited. RSVP by 9/19: Brandon at brandon.belcher@tnc.org or 903-752-0676.

City of Plano: Nature Explore Trail Ribbon Cutting - Plano

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano , TX

The City of Plano's Sustainability & Environmental Education Division will unveil its new Nature Explore Trail at its Wonders of Water (WOW!) family fun event on Saturday, Sept. 22. 

Located adjacent to a creek on the Environmental Education Center grounds, the Nature Explore Trail is an educational pathway that uses interactive signage to teach visitors about Plano's creeks, their inhabitants and ways that residents of all ages can care for them. The trail was funded through a Texas Parks & Wildlife Conservation License Plate grant.

The trail's boardwalk is made of TREX, a composite decking material made from recycled wood and plastic film. The use of this recycled material illustrates that watershed protection, including the removal of plastic pollution from waterways, can be a closed-loop, beneficial practice. 

In addition, the trail features a metal art installation of "Herbie" the blue heron. Blue herons are large wading birds that are common in Plano's creeks, and their survival is dependent on the health of their habitat. "Herbie" was designed to visibly house plastic debris in his abdomen to demonstrate the impact of litter on wildlife and the environment. 

WOW!, a free family fun event, will officially welcome the public to the Nature Explore Trail. Along with a blue ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees will enjoy a morning of engaging activities geared toward water quality education and watershed protection. WOW! attendees will also have the opportunity to complete the art installation by placing plastic debris in "Herbie's" abdomen. 

Info: 972-769-4130

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Molly Hollar Wildscape: Fall Native Plant Sale - Arlington

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Randol Mill Park Greenhouse
1901 W Randol Mill Rd Rear of park, behind swimming pool
Arlington , TX

The sale features a large variety of plant species grown at the Greenhouse by Wildscape volunteers, including: ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. Many species of grasses are provided by Blue Stem Nursery. $2.50, $4, $7, $15 and up. Proceeds benefit the wildscape.

Arlington Garden Club: Fall Plant Sale - Arlington

Sep 22 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W Abram
Arlington , TX

Fall is the key time to plant perennials for your garden. Purchase plants grown by Garden Club members. Come early Saturday - they sell out fast!

Downwinders at Risk: Citizen Science Training on Air Monitoring - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
GoodWork
1808 S Good Latimer Expressway
Dallas , TX

Learn how to take air samples in real time with the air monitors that helped defeat the Joppa batch plants. Compete this training, go out with us two more times and you can check out one of our monitors to use on your own.

Two sessions:

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby: DFW Area Meeting/Mixer - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
TreeHouse
8021 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas , TX

Calling all CCL DFW area chapter members! All CCL chapters in the North Texas area are invited to this meeting/mixer.

Oliver Nature Park: Night Hike - Mansfield

Sep 22 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Guided hike. Preregistration required. Each child must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. $10.