Jan 30 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

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Our Climate Resolutions - Fort Worth

Jan 30 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
5924 Convair Drive
Ft Worth , TX

What is your New Year's Revolution? Do you want to take the momentum from the 2018 mid-term elections and do something positive? Do you believe that we need to transition to 100% renewable energy?

Join this community discussion on how to transition Fort Worth and surrounding communities to 100 percent renewable energy. We will identify common concerns and develop common understanding about what we want to build and how we accomplish this goal. This discussion is an opportunity to share the experiences that shape our perspectives on what makes a community a good place to live. 

Learn more about Our Climate Resolutions initiative here: https://www.sierraclub.org/resist/our-climate-resolutions

Keep Grapevine Beautiful: Going Solar! - Grapevine

Jan 30 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way Rec Stage Classroom
Grapevine , TX

Keep Grapevine Beautiful’s first environmental lecture of 2019 features Larry Howe, an expert in the area of renewable energy, particularly rooftop solar energy in Texas, and co-founder of Plano Solar Advocates. Larry will explain how rooftop solar energy is an untapped local and natural energy resource in Texas. It can generate pollution-free and emissions-free electricity and the fuel comes to you

Free. RSVP on website link below.