Oct 13 2018

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 Mansfield: Household Hazardous Waste - Mansfield

Oct 11 2018 - 3:00pm to Oct 13 2018 - 3:00pm
Chris Burkett Service Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

The Environmental Collection Center is the city's permanent drop off facility for unwanted household hazardous materials (anything with a warning label), electronics and recyclables. This facility is operated by the City's Environmental Services Department and is open the second Saturday of every month from 10 am - 3 pm, and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

See details:

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fall Plant Sale - Fort Worth

Oct 12 2018 - 2:00pm to Oct 13 2018 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Shop for native and adapted plants from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

CLEAR: 2nd Annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference - Arlington

Oct 12 2018 - 6:00pm to Oct 13 2018 - 6:00pm
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington , TX

The Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference brings together scientists, engineers, industry professionals, regulators, technology innovators and concerned citizens to discuss the state of environmental stewardship within the shale energy sector. The focus will be on freshwater and wastewater management and will include round table discussions on produced water recycling, water infrastructure, and emerging new technologies with industry leaders on these respective topics.

Reception on Oct. 12. 

Info: info@shalescience.org

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Bioblitz - Lewisville

Oct 13 2018 - 7:00am to 7:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville , TX

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of living things as possible in a given area, over just a few days. The LLELA event will include presentations and guided hikes led by experts on all sorts of topics: butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, wildflowers, birds, dragonflies, and more. Details TBA.

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City of Mansfield: Creekside Cleanup & Cookout - Mansfield

Oct 13 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Chris W Burkett Service Center
620 S Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

After Party: 11 a.m. to noon at the Chris W Burkett Service Center.

Details on website

Good Local Markets: Vegan Pop-Up - Dallas

Oct 13 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
White Rock Market
9150 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Join us once again as we bring together all local vegan vendors to our regular weekly neighbor farmers market, White Rock Farmers Market.

White Rock Farmers Market will be opening an aisle at the farmers market dedicated to vegan only vendors to taste the power of plant-based. 

Disclaimer: Our regular weekly farmers market does have non-vegan products so the entire event is not vegan. We will have a vegan dedicated aisle and will highlight our regular farmers who will have an abundance of locally grown produce.

Idlewild Botanical: Grand Opening - Arlington - SATURDAY EVENT CANCELLED!

Oct 13 2018 - 9:00am to Oct 14 2018 - 6:00pm
Idlewild Botanical
5111 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington , TX

Grand opening of garden center on the site of Redenta's former location.

See details on event page.

UPDATE: The Saturday event was cancelled according to their FB page.

City of Saginaw: Recycle Day - Saginaw

Oct 13 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Public Works Facility
205 Brenda Ln
Saginaw , TX

Collecting residential hazardous waste, paper shred, electronics, tires, bulk trash. Must provide current Saginaw water bill.

See event page for details.

Denton County Master Gardeners: Fall Garden Fest - Denton

Oct 13 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Denton County Fairgrounds
2217 N Carroll Blvd
Denton , TX

Guest speakers include: Dr. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Program Specialist at Texas A&M University; Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist at Chandor Gardens and Contributing Editor/Writer at Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine.

Featuring unique vendors, kid-friendly activities and educational booths.

Free wildflower seed packets courtesy of Justin Seed to the first 400 guests.


North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society: Cactus Succulent Symposium - Dallas

Oct 13 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

The day-long event features presentations about cacti and succulents accompanied by sale of unusual and rare plants and art pottery.

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Butterfly Walk - Dallas

Oct 13 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Rd
Dallas , TX

Our prairie is showing off its early autumn beauty and the butterflies are everywhere!

Come join butterfly expert Dale Clark from the Dallas County Lepidopterists’ Society in an educational walk around Twelve Hills.

We’ll proceed from the butterfly garden at the front of the nature center through the flowering prairie. Dale will net butterflies for us to get a closer look and teach us about the many beautiful species we have at Twelve Hills.

This walk is family friendly. No pets, please. 

RSVP:  twelvehillsnaturecenter@gmail.com

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour - DFW

Oct 13 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
See website for locations TX

9th annual event showcasing residential, commerical and municipal solar installations throughout DFW. Self-guided tour with education centers featuring demonstrations and presentations. Free.


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Dallas County Master Gardeners: Fall Garden Tour- Dallas

Oct 13 2018 - 10:00am
Dallas , TX

Details TBA

Plano International Festival - Plano

Oct 13 2018 - 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 and more, all 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 10am to 1pm in the Courtyard Theater next to Haggard Park.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Grow Fall Festival - Fort Worth

Oct 13 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Join GROW, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas for a free event where families will explore the Backyard Veggie Garden and all of its fall features. Participate in activities and games, get messy while dissecting pumpkins and planting seeds, and listen to Story Time with Carlos and Bella. This day will be full of inspiring and engaging activities led by GROW educators and a special activity for the DSPNT families and friends is all a part of the fun.


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

Oct 13 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

A new season of monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society is in full swing. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.