Oct 6 2018

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

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

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.

City of Denton: Stream Clean 2018 - Denton

Oct 6 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
City of Denton
215 E McKinney St
Denton , TX

Volunteers sought for Stream Clean, an annual event that improves the appearance of the city and impacts quality of life by targeting specific waterways in and around Denton. When litter makes its way into our storm drains and drainage ditches, it doesn't stop there - it ends up in our lakes, streams and rivers. 


City of Mansfield: Chunk Your Junk & Shred Day - Mansfield

Oct 6 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Chris Burkett Service Center
616 S. Wisteria St
Mansfield , TX

A chance for residents to bring in their old, bulky items that are too large to set out for regular curbside pickup and their boxes of materials to be shredded free of cost to the Environmental Collection Center, 616 S. Wisteria St. Mansfield.

Tree & Limb Yard Waste Drop Off, 24 N. Mitchell Rd.

Senior/Disabled Residents Pickup Available (water@mansfieldtexas.gov)

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center: All About the Blackland Prairie - Lucas

Oct 6 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
1625 Brockdale Park
Lucas , TX

Learn about the importance of our endangered Blackland Prairie. How did it help settlers? Why do we need this grassland?

• Tours of the restored prairie, pavilions focused on how the prairie helps us, animals that need it, and cool stuff you can do with plants!

• Meet education raptors up-close and take a guided hike through Blackland Prairie. Raptor program at 10am, guided prairie hike at 11am.

• Touch wings and talons, see how important they are to birds of prey.

• Kids activities!

$5 adults, $3 age 5 - 16 and under 3 free

 DIRECTIONS: 1625 Brockdale Park Road. Brockdale Park - 

cross streets: Lucas Road (FM 3286) & Brockdale Park Road.

Take U.S. 75 to Allen, exit Bethany Road. Go east 6.1 miles 

(Bethany becomes Lucas Road). At light go east on FM 3286 

approximately 0.6 miles. Turn on to Brockdale Park Road and go 

approximately 1 mile. BPRC is on the left

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Chalk the Walk - Arlington

Oct 6 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

The theme is "What I Love About Nature". This event is family friendly and open to artists of all ages and skill level. See event page for details.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Lake Como Cleanup - Fort Worth

Oct 6 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Como Park Circle Fort Worth , TX

Join residents of the Lake Como area and their partners for a great morning of fishing, cleaning litter out of the lake and environmental education. All litter cleanup materials provided.

BYOK - bring your own kayak if you would like to get out on the water. UPDATE - Backwoods will be providing some kayaks for the water cleanup!

BYOW - bring your own waders to help with the shoreline cleanup. Everyone else can help clean the park to prevent that litter from winding up in the lake.

KFWB will be on hand to talk about the city's environmental programs. Texas Parks and Wildlife will be talking about their conservation efforts.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Native Grasses of North Central Texas - Fort Worth

Oct 6 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

This workshop provides an introduction to the world of grasses found in the prairies, savannas, and woodlands of North Texas. The focus will be on field identification of grasses by their distinguishing physical characteristics. It will include an overview of basic terminology related to the parts of the grass plant, a brief discussion of taxonomic classification, discussion of the significance of various grass species, their potential values, and the ecosystem services they provide. 


Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Native Plant Sale - Cedar Hill

Oct 6 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Fort Worth Nature Center: Roving Naturalist Training - Fort Worth

Oct 6 2018 - 10:00am
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

Do you enjoy being outdoors and speaking with audiences of all ages? Become a Roving Naturalist and share information with visitors in high use areas of the Refuge through one-on-one natural history interpretation. This training will focus on presentations at the Marsh Boardwalk. 

Free (includes admission)

Info: Laura Veloz at (817) 392-7413

Friends of Coppell Nature Park: Fall Frolic - Coppell

Oct 6 2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Hosted by Friends of the Coppell Nature Park and Keep Coppell Beautiful, this outdoor family friendly event features a variety of activities on the trails. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to play while exploring the many ways that native plants and animals can support a healthy ecosystem.

Event Website:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Monarch Migration Festival - Fort Worth

Oct 6 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Celebrate the wonderful monarch butterfly; their life cycle, habitat, food supply, and the amazing journey undertaken every year in search of warm weather. It's a free, family-friendly event with lots of activities for everyone.

Turn Lucas Green: Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off - Allen

Oct 6 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2680 Lucas Rd
Allen , TX

Bring your clean #6 Styrofoam to be recycled! 

Common items accepted are:

-egg cartons

-meat trays

- fast food clam shell containers


-packing materials

No packing peanuts and certain other packing materials.