Oct 20 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.

Native Plant Society of Texas: Fall Symposium - San Antonio

Oct 18 2018 - 8:00am to Oct 21 2018 - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
7610 South New Braunfels
San Antonio , TX

A Meander Through the Native Plant Communities of the San Antonio River Basin

The symposium presentations and field trips will explore the use of native plant by inhabitants of San Antonio River system from the indigenous to the present; the restoration of the Mission Reach; plant-based low impact development to slow storm water runoff and enhance water quality; and the transition of the plant communities of the Blackland Prairie to the surrounding ecoregions along the San Antonio River and tributaries with topics related to habitat improvement for butterflies, pollinators and fauna in these landscapes.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Litter Stomp - Fort Worth

Oct 20 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Ft Worth , TX

Stomp litter in your neighborhood! Keep Fort Worth Beautiful will provide all of the litter cleanup supplies, as well as shirts for the first 2,000 volunteers.

Keep Dallas, Garland & Rowlett Beautiful: Tri-City Cleanup - Garland

Oct 20 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Hella Shrine Outdoor Pavilion
2121 Rowlett Rd
Garland , TX

Keep Dallas Beautiful, Keep Garland Beautiful and Keep Rowlett Beautiful are partnering together to host a cleanup of Lake Ray Hubbard as part of the Keep Texas Waterways Clean Program.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with deployment to work locations immediately following a 9 a.m. kick-off.  Free event tee shirts will be given to the first 1,500 participants, so pre-registration is encouraged. 

After a morning of cleaning up the lakeshore, volunteers will return to the check-in location for a fun-filled, Volunteer Appreciation Picnic beginning at 11:30 a.m.

City of Plano: Waterwise Landscape Tour - Plano

Oct 20 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano , TX

Tour six yards with sustainable landscaping on this self-guided tour. See website for locations.


City of Dallas: Operation Beautification - Dallas

Oct 20 2018 - 9:00am
Citywide Dallas , TX

Bi-annual citywide clean up that allows residents, community groups and businesses to clean selected areas of the city. Join over 2,500 volunteers who have participated for a low-cost activity to promote neighborhood pride. 

North Texas Municipal Water District: DIY Rain Barrel Class - Dallas

Oct 20 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Bob Jones Nature Center: What Can You Do? - Southlake

Oct 20 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Ashley Carlisle is the environmental coordinator for the city of Southlake. She has worked for the city for almost three years and oversees the city of Southlake’s fats, oils, and grease program, the backflow program to protect drinking water, industrial pretreatment of wastewater, and the city’s stormwater management program. Ashley also works with several other divisions throughout to city to offer assistance for environmental-related concerns. Ashley would like to talk about everyday ways to be more environmentally-friendly at home and show residents the many free programs available for them to participate in: the W.I.S.E. Guys irrigation evaluation program, the Crud Cruiser Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, EyeOnWater, Street Tree Program, Weekly Watering Advice, and more.

Some examples of giveaways and handouts will include: grease collection bins & bags, pet waste bags, moisture meters for plants, “Water is Awesome” water bottles, Street Tree Program order forms, EyeOnWater flyers, and W.I.S.E. Guys postcards.


DFW Animal Save: Nature Walk Potluck - Dallas

Oct 20 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas , TX

Enjoy a nature walk, share tasty food and grow as a community working to liberate animals! Bring a small dish, fruit, or dessert etc. to share. Forks and plates will be provided, but "finger food" is encouraged (but not mandatory).

350Dallas: Meeting - Dallas CANCELLED

Oct 20 2018 - 2:00pm
TreeHouse Dallas
Walnut Hill/I-75
Dallas , TX

Info: weare350dallas@yahoo.com

UPDATE: Meeting has been cancelled.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Night Flight - Cedar Hill

Oct 20 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W. FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Learn about creatures of the night (moths/owls) at this family-friendly event. We will attract and identify moths, investigate owl pellets and offer nature crafts and games. Our nature store will be open for shopping. Free for members, $5 for non-members, ages 2+.