Feb 19 2019

Parks Association: Smart Energy Summit - Austin (Thru Feb. 20)

Feb 18 2019 - 8:00am to Feb 20 2019 - 5:00pm
Omni Austin Downtown Austin , TX

Parks Associates hosts the tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

Keynotes speakers:

Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy

Aaron Berndt, Head of Central Region Energy Partnerships, Nest / Google

Erika Diamond, VP of Utility and Market Services, EnergyHub

Steve Hambric, VP, Distributed Energy Management, Itron

Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Bird Population Trends - Arlington

Feb 19 2019 - 6:30pm
Lake Arlington Branch Library
4000 West Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Birder Jim Frisinger shares bird tally trends at the Southwest Nature Preserve, since 2007. This program will be a good follow up to the Great Backyard Bird Count - being held at the Preserve on Feb 16.

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

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ACTION ALERT! Liveable Arlington: Arlington Gas Well Ordinance Revisions - Arlington

Feb 19 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Arlington City Hall
101 W Abram St
Arlington , TX

Arlington's gas well ordinance is being revised. Important revisions like always requiring a supermajority vote of 7 for setback waivers have been removed because industry does not approve of them. Please attend and ask city council to put that amendment back in. From January to June of last year close to a thousand Arlington residents asked city council at multiple hearings to not allow setback waivers to drill less than 600 feet from homes. They did not hear us then, and they are certainly not listening to us now. 

Cedar Hill State Park: Super Moon Stroll - Cedar Hill

Feb 19 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 FM-1382 W
Cedar Hill , TX

Join a Park Ranger for a moonlit stroll through Penn Farm.

Learn how nocturnal animals have adapted to the dark, take a peak at the moon through our telescope, and look for scorpions by UV light. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight (red light preferred). 

The farm trails are flat and grassy, and are stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Meet at the Penn Farm Parking Lot.

Regular park admission fees apply. No additional charge for activity participation.