Nov 3 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.

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center: Owls - Lucas

Nov 3 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
1625 Brockdale Park
Lucas , TX

Learn about the owls found in North Texas! Great kids activities! Raptor program at 10 a.m. followed by a guided hike through a Blackland Prairie. Fun for all ages. $5 adults, $3 for kids 3-12, under 3 is free.

Oliver Nature Park: Mini Bioblitz - Mansfield

Nov 3 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Oliver Nature Park Mansfield , TX

We will document the organisms at Oliver Nature Park. Whether you’re an experienced naturalist or just learning, we will be there to help you document and upload your finds on the iNaturalist app. Bring your camera or smartphone to take pictures of plants, animals and insects. Free.

SoulGood: Holiday Vegan Cooking Class - Dallas

Nov 3 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
PilotWorks
11830 Webb Chapel Road, Suite 1200 635 @ Webb Chapel
Dallas , TX

Learn how to make the holidays less stressful, how to prepare some southern favorites and enjoy vegan turkey and dressing, mac 'n cheese and more.

Register online.

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Garden Volunteer Day - Denton

Nov 3 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Volunteers need to help us with gardens at Clear Creek. This may include some weeding, tilling, planting and possibly some harvesting. RSVP.

Info: sustainabledenton@cityofdenton.com

TreeHouse: Greening Your Home - Dallas

Nov 3 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
TreeHouse
Walnut Hill & Central Expressway
Dallas , TX

Greening Your Home for You, Your Pocketbook and the Planet. One-hour presentation by Beth Johnson, REALTOR, LEED AP, EcoBroker Certified, Certified Green Professional, NAR GREEN, followed by Q&A.

Free.

Nov. 3 presentation is a condensed, fast-paced version of what will be presented in a 2-part pair of related presentations Dec. 2.

Friends of White Rock Lake: Seed Ball Making - Dallas

Nov 3 2018 - 11:00am to 2:30pm
White Rock Boat Club
340 E. Lawther Ln
Dallas , TX

Join Jarrett Willis, The Great Seed Bomb, and Friends of White Rock Lake to make some native plants seed balls to bring pollinators back to our area Learn about the adopt a prairie program at the lake. Become a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and help support this ongoing effort at White Rock Lake Park.

The Great Seed Bomb: Wildflower Workshops - Dallas

Nov 3 2018 - 11:00am to Nov 17 2018 - 12:00pm

The Great Seed Bomb wants to bring wildflowers to a stretch of Dallas' Santa Fe Trail Seven workshops are scheduled. Workshops are non-toxic, harness organically produced seedstock, kid friendly and accessible by bike.

Nov. 3 @ White Rock Lake Boat Club - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
340 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218

Nov. 10 @ Acme Creation Lab - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1219 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

Nov. 17 @ Frazier Dam Recreation Area - 9 a.m. to noon 
9300 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247

 

Bob Jones Nature Center: Sustainability in Your Daily Life with the Green Tip Guy - Southlake

Nov 3 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Jason Winningham, also known as the GreenTip Guy, believes that focusing on small and simple steps to help the environment is the only way to make a big difference. He loves finding new ways to be green and enjoys offering simple solutions for a better world.

His lecture on Sustainability in Your Daily Life will focus on what you can do in your home environment to lessen your impact. GreenTipGuy will show the Top 10 simple and easy ways to be green in the home. For more information about the GreenTipGuy, check out his YouTube channel, which covers topics ranging from all natural bed bug control to green pet products: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm5AMjCQRlTaiSfjU9UOEtQ.

$5

First Saturday Styrofoam Drop-Off - Lucas

Nov 3 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Starbucks
2680 Lucas Road
Lucas , TX

This event is open to all, regardless of residency!

Please bring your clean #6 Styrofoam to be recycled! 

Common items accepted are:

-egg cartons

-meat trays

- fast food clam shell containers

-cups

-packing materials

 

We CANNOT accept packing peanuts and certain other packing materials.

North Texas Master Naturalists: Piedmont Ridge & Comanche Storytelling Place Guided Hike - Dallas

Nov 3 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Keeton Park Golf Course
2323 N Jim Miller Rd
Dallas , TX

Prepare for an adventure with anthropologist and educator, Linda Pelon and Texas Master Naturalist and nature explorer, Kristi Kerr Leonard on Piedmont Ridge Trail. 

The educational walk will begin at the field to the north of Grover C. Keeton Golf Course. Park in golf course lot furthest north and look for Master Naturalist who will be clearly identifiable. Leaders will have left one car at Devon Anderson Park to take four drivers back to cars at the golf course lot and shuttle remaining hikers back to their cars.

Wear closed toe shoes, pants, long sleeves, bandana, bring insect repellant, 16 ounces of water, snacks and a trash sack. Plan on bathing after hike if allergic to poison ivy.