Nov 8 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.

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

 

City of Mansfield: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Mansfield

Nov 8 2018 - 3:00pm to Nov 10 2018 - 3:00pm
Environmental Collection 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.

 A full list of acceptable and unacceptable hazardous materials can be found here.

A full list of acceptable and unacceptable electronic items can be found here

A full list recyclables accepted at this facility can be found here.

Staff will be onsite to remove materials from vehicles. All participants are asked to remain in the their vehicles. Please follow the traffic flow described on the map below.

Proof of Mansfield residency is required. Driver's licenses are required.
Materials from businesses will be turned away.

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Women in the Environment: Chocolate & Wine Event - Carrollton

Nov 8 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Oldfield Building Lobby 
1101 S. Broadway
Carrollton , TX

Enjoy a fun and casual evening, with tasty nibbles, refreshments, fellowship and networking. Bring plenty of business cards.

Parking is available in Carrollton's downtown area. Arrive early and do a little shopping downtown. DART Green Line rail is also available. 

Free.

 

 

Dallas Vegan Drinks: Beto and Son - Dallas

Nov 8 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Beto & Son at Trinity Groves
3011 Gulden Lane #108
Dallas , TX

Beto & Son is one of the oldest restaurants at Trinity Groves and recently introduced vegan options. Marvel at their vegan picadillo tacos, chomp on some vegan nachos and enjoy some portobello fajitas. They were also recently awarded “Best Margarita in Dallas.”

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Whooping Crane Migration and Stopover Conservation - Fort Worth

Nov 8 2018 - 7:30pm
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 114
Ft Worth , TX

Speaker: Chester McConnell, President of the Friends of the Wild Whoopers

The Friends of the Wild Whoopers is a private, non-profit group with a mission to assist in the protection and management of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population of wild whooping cranes. They prepare management plans for these areas to protect, improve and develop “stopover habitats” for migration.

McConnell spent most of his professional career of 54 years evaluating land use and stream projects, wetland protection, conducting wildlife research, monitoring populations and managing wildlife habitats.  Since retiring, he has focused his time on whooping cranes, wetland protection and stream protection. 

McConnell holds bachelor’s degrees in both biology and political science from Livingston University, as well as master of science degrees in wildlife management and botany from Auburn University. McConnell’s interest in Whooping Cranes got started when he was in the 5th grade. At that time, he read a brief article in the which explained that the Whoopers had returned to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, and unlike today, no one knew where the birds went to in the summer months. McConnell eventually became a lifetime member of the Whooping Crane Conservation Association. He was appointed as a trustee and served as president one term. He managed their website and newsletter (his wife was associate editor) for 14 years. Currently, McConnell serves as president of Friends of the Wild Whoopers, a private, non-profit group. He has evaluated potential whooping crane habitats on 21 military bases, 8 Indian reservations and 14 Army Corps of Engineers lakes.

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