Jan 17 2019

Trinity Metro: Ride TEXRail Free - FW to DFW Airport

Jan 10 2019 - 3:30am to Feb 1 2019 - 11:45pm

According to the city of Fort Worth, Trinity Metro has received word from the Federal Railroad Administration that the entire 27-mile TEXRail route has been approved for passenger service. Full service is expected to begin from the T&P Station in Fort Worth to DFW Airport’s Terminal B on Jan. 10.

Passengers on Trinity Metro’s new 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line can try out the train for free until Feb. 1.

TEXRail runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International’s Terminal B, providing a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket. A $5 day pass is good for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.

TEXRail service begins at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth and travels through north Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine before its final stop at Terminal B. The first train departs Fort Worth at 3:25 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 4:17 a.m.

View a complete schedule.

Trinity Metro expect to have 8,000 riders a day by the end of the first year of service.


Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie Chapter: Texas Master Naturalist Training Deadline - McKinney

Jan 16 2019 - 8:00pm to Feb 6 2019 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

The Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, based in McKinney, is seeking applicants interested in becoming Texas Master Naturalists.  Applications will be accepted until Feb. 6, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069, from Feb. 13—May 8, 2018.  Class participants must complete 40 hours of natural resource training, participate in 3 class field trips, and finish 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service within their first year in the program.  Application forms and program information are available at https://txmn.org/bptmn/class-of-2019/.

The Blackland Prairie Chapter draws members from communities located in Collin, Hunt and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas. Communities in these areas are growing fast, but so are opportunities to conserve local natural resources. Master Naturalist volunteers are uniquely qualified to inspire their neighbors to appreciate the environment, to take part in hands-on projects at parks and preserves, to help children and adults learn about local natural resources, and much more.

Info: Linda Nixon, communications@bptmn.org or 951-206-0274

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Batch Plant Vote - Dallas

Jan 17 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla
Dallas , TX

See Downwinders at Risk for details.

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate: Sustainability Board Vote - Waco

Jan 17 2019 - 3:45pm
Waco City Hall
300 Austin Ave
Waco , TX

•  We gather at 3:45pm, Waco City Hall, 3rd floor meeting room. Session starts at 4:00pm. 

•  Plz wear our organization T-shirt or other light green shirt. 

•  The moment to ACT for POLICY change.  

•  Go Renewable Waco Resolution (revised) should come up for a vote at the Sustainable Resource Practices Advisory Board meeting. 

•  We must FILL THE ROOM with supporters, emphasizing the powerful community demand  for a rapid transition to 100 percent renewable energy. 

•. We have support on the Board, but we must enlist the undecided through our speakers & large crowd.  

•  Students in the Waco area welcome. 

•. Need a ride: anorthc@aol.com 

•  Dinner afterwards at nearby restaurant provided. 

•  Encourage everyone you know in the Waco area to sign our renewable energy petition: 

— go to change.org 

— search “waco city council” 

— sign petition 

•  questions?  anorthc@aol.com

Amon Carter Museum: Wild Texas Film Tour - Fort Worth

Jan 17 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The Wild Texas Film Tour is a short film showcasing wildlife, adventure and conservation stories from across the state. Meet the characters in the films, the folks behind the camera and conservationists from all across the state of Texas.

Hosted by filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters. Made possible by Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, Borderlands Research Institute, King Land & Water and Explore Ranches.

Ticket also offers entry into the museum exhibits. 

6:30 p.m.: Doors open. Come early to mingle and learn how you can engage in conservation locally.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Screening and speaker program.

Free parking in museum lot.

City of Plano: Recycling 102 - Plano

Jan 17 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano , TX

Every day in the United States each person throws away almost five pounds of garbage. Where does it all go? Find out about municipal waste programs, the local landfill, the work that goes into disposing our waste and why it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle.


Clean Eco Meetup: Dallas

Jan 17 2019 - 6:30pm
Picasso’s Pizza - Preston Hollow
12300 Inwood Rd, #116
Dallas , TX

Monthly gathering of environmentalists from across DFW. This meeting's agenda:

Topics include:

    •    Carbon Fee & Dividend/Dallas Resolution - Ann Drumm of Citizens Climate Lobby

    •    New EJ Group in Dallas - Ernest McMillan

    •    Legislature - Rita will have a bill sheet to handout on this year's efforts/discuss opening of Lege.

    •    Eminent Domain - Making Landowners Process more fair - Rita

    •    Seahorse - Twinning of Keystone threatens Julia Trigg Crawford/others

    •    Climate Plan - Vote on Jan. 23rd/ Quality of Life Committee Meeting

    •    Joppe Batch Plant - What happened at planning & zoning in Dallas?

    •    Announcements

Contact: Rita Beving, 214-557-2271 or rita.beving@gmail.com

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