Jan 2 2019

City of Mansfield: Holiday Grease Roundup - Mansfield (Thru Jan. 7)

Nov 26 2018 - 12:00am to Jan 7 2019 - 12:00am
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Grease clogs your pipes and can even cause sewer backups. Protect your home, city and environment by recycling it during this collection event.

Follow the signs on Wisteria Street and drop off your used cooking oil at the collection station outside the gate by the dumpster.

Oil will be accepted 24 hours, Nov. 6, 2018 through Jan. 7, 2019.

Info: (817) 728-3610, or email Rebecca Sales at Rebecca.Sales@mansfieldtexas.gov

North Texas Master Naturalists: Tree Advocacy 101, Treehuggers vs Treemuggers - Dallas

Jan 2 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas , TX

It took years of lobbying and negotiating to update the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance. Steve Houser was there from day one in 2005 all the way up until the renegotiated ordinance was passed in 2018. The revisions include incentives for tree preservation and sustainable practices, as well as penalties for non-compliance.

Steve is currently negotiating with city hall on the natural next step for the ordinance; the addition of a Neighborhood Forest Overlay which will protect more trees and encourage proper maintenance.

The success of the ordinance and now the overlay are completely dependent on the determination and effectiveness of articulate tree advocates. Steve will discuss the history of tree advocacy in the Dallas area and the basic procedures and processes that tree advocates can follow to encourage the success of tree preservation initiatives. He has been involved in tree battles as long as he has been an arborist and has a unique knowledge of the subject as a result. The hope is to pass along the knowledge to those who may need it in the future and to help build support for the overlay.