Nov 10 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

City of Plano: Texas Recycles Day - Plano

Nov 10 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Chase Oaks Church Parking Lot
281 Legacy Drive
Plano , TX

Bring bicycles, books, CDs, DVDs, gently used clothing, eye glasses, medical supplies, household items e-waste to donated or recycled. Also bring paper documents to be shredded.

See list of acceptable items here.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Nov 10 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Artcycle Club: Make Fabric Postcards - Dallas

Nov 10 2018 - 10:00am
Lochwood Branch Library
11221 Lochwood Blvd
Dallas , TX

Make fabric picture postcards with recycle artist VET. Participants will choose from a selection of postcard images and then create a fabric collage that reflects the same colors and style. All supplies provided. Everyone will complete a postcard-sized fabric collage. No experience needed. This is a free art workshop provided by Lochwood Branch Library Friends. Register to reserve your seat by signing up at the library desk. Or email LochwoodLibraryFriends@gmail.com with your name(s)

Info: artcycletx.blogspot.com or contact artcycleclub@gmail.com, 469-300-1550.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Three Green Homebuilders - Dallas

Nov 10 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Three nationally recognized award-winning “green" homebuilders will share their projects and knowledge as to the state of the art in energy-efficient homes. It's rare for us to be able to offer a presentation from a person at their level.

Presenters: Local and National Award-winning home builders Don Ferrier of Ferrier Custom Homes, Matt Mitchell, owner of James Andrews Custom Homes, LLC, and Jimmy Tanghongs of The New Modern Home.

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Colorful Drought Tolerant Gardens - Dallas

Nov 10 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas , TX

Discover the diversity of landscape plants that are highly drought resistant! Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson will show off beautiful, colorful gardens with shrubs and flowers which can be created with the extremely water-wise species available today.

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center: Ribs 'n' Raptors

Nov 10 2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

Last year we received a matching contribution up to $10,000, which we were able to completely match. Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 to help cover the costs of raptor rehabilitation in Texas. At this fundraiser, we will have BBQ, craft beer from a local brewery, both silent and live auctions, and more. Visit our website, bpraptorcenter.org, to purchase tickets and for more details.

Oliver Nature Park: Nature at Night - Mansfield

Nov 10 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Explore nature at night! Activities will include games, crafts, owl pellet dissection and making s'mores by the campfire. Encounter live animals and glow-in-the-dark geology. $14. Registration required.

Info: olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov.