Feb 2 2019

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, [email protected] or 951-206-0274

Tarrant Regional Water District: Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in North Texas - Fort Worth

Feb 2 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Tarrant County Resource Connection
2300 Circle Dr.
Ft Worth , TX

Gardening talks provided by Water University experts. Topics include: soil testing, recommended plants for our area, landscape design, lawn maintenance, growing vegetables and fruit, efficient sprinklers.

$5. Register on website link below.

Marshall Grain: 10 Easy Plants to Start from Seed - Grapevine

Feb 2 2019 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain Company
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Guest speaker Marilyn Buehler will talk about the seed germination process, the best plants for beginners to grow, soil and materials needed and how to nurture them to the transplant stage.

Learn how to ensure that edibles are organically grown using only non-GMO seeds.


First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off - Lucas

Feb 2 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2680 Lucas Rd
Allen , TX

Open to all regardless of residency. Please bring your clean #6 Styrofoam to be recycled! 

Common items accepted are:

-egg cartons
-meat trays
- fast food clam shell containers
-packing materials

We CANNOT accept packing peanuts and certain other packing materials.

UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center: February Star Party - Denton

Feb 2 2019 - 6:30pm
UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center
2350 Tom Cole Rd
Denton , TX

This is a come and go event, so feel free to show up at any time. Tickets are $5 each, and only cash accepted.