Nov 9 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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Texas Society for Ecological Restoration: 23rd Annual Conference - San Antonio

Nov 9 2018 - 8:00am to Nov 11 2018 - 5:00pm
San Antonio River Authority
100 E Guenther St
San Antonio , TX

This is a great opportunity to learn what restoration and conservation practitioners are doing in the field. It’s also an excellent venue for university students to present their research.

Keynote speaker - Dr. Joseph Veldman, fire ecologist, associate professor at Texas A&M

Native Plant Society of Texas Prairie Rose Chapter: Riparian Landscape Workshop - Glen Rose

Nov 9 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Glenlake Camp
1102 NE Barnard Street
Glen Rose , TX

This workshop will focus on the Brazos River and is provided by the National Resource Conservation Service or NRCS, a division of the USDA. It is being sponsored by the Chalk Mountain Wildlife Association, Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and Friends of The Brazos.

Participants will learn the basic interaction of Hydrology-Erosion/ Deposition and Vegetation for Texas creeks and rivers. Among topics to be covered are channels, floodplains, water table, vegetation, base flow, flood flow, sediment and how these things combine to form the Riparian Area. The term "Proper Functioning Condition" or PFC will be discussed with examples to promote understanding of the health of the waterway. In addition to its many functions, the Brazos River is a vital component of tourism dollars to Somervell County. This workshop can guide us toward a healthy riparian landscape plan to secure that income for generations to come. 

Resource materials that enhance understanding of riparian area function will be provided to all participants. Fee to attend includes lunch. $15 per participant at the door. Please use the attached form to register so lunch count will be correct. $10 registration by mail with a check if postmarked by October 5, 2018, Friday. Please make checks out to PRC: Riparian Workshop. Mail to Somervell County Riparian Workshop, PO Box 272, Rainbow, TX 76077.

The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 AM so please arrive early to allow check in time.

The field portion of the workshop will be held near the Glenlake Camp and Retreat Center. Be prepared for chiggers, uneven terrain, and heat. Wear long pants, a hat, and sturdy shoes. Consider sunscreen, hiking stick, and insect spray as desired. Bring water.

 

 

Itinerary

8:00-8:30: Doors open for check in

8:30-8:40: General Introductions

8:40-8:45: Goals of groups sponsoring the Riparian Workshop (Marcia Miller and Karen Richardson)

8:45-9:35: Introduction to Riparian Function (Ricky Linex) 

9:35-11:20: Hydrology/ Fluvial Geomorphology (John Sackett)

11:20-12:05: Riparian Vegetation (Ricky Linex)

12:05-1:00: Lunch provided by Glen Lake Camp

1:00-3:15: Observation and Discussion of Riparian Sites (Brazos River)

3:15-3:30: Wrap Up Discussion and Dismiss

 

Info: Lori Whitworth, 817-994-6671 or prairierose.npsot@gmail.com