May 1 2019

EPA: Lead Service Line Identification and Replacement - Webinar

Mar 7 2019 - 1:00pm to Dec 5 2019 - 2:30pm

EPA Office of Water is hosting a series of quarterly webinars highlighting challenges and successes in lead service line identification and replacement. The webinar series showcases how states and public water systems have successfully identified lead service lines and shared that information with the public to raise awareness about the presence of lead service lines in their communities. 

March 7, June 6, Sept. 5, Dec. 5. Archives available.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)

Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm to May 12 2019 - 10:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Texas Master Naturalist, Elm Fork Chapter: Training Program (Deadline July 26) - Denton

Apr 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm

Applications are being accepted for this year’s Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter training program. The 12-week training program starts on Aug. 27 and goes through Nov. 12. Each session is six hours of study on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course includes four field trips; Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area and the City of Denton’s Water Reclamation facility. 

Each classroom session focuses on a unit from the extensive Texas Master Naturalist textbook, edited by representatives from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife, which each member-in-training will receive. 

Sessions include topics such as Ecological Regions of Texas, Geology and Soils of Texas, Archeology, Native Plants, Ornithology, Herpetology, Aquatic Systems, Texas Water Resources Download the training application.

$150 and includes all training materials, classroom instruction, field trips and first year membership with the Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter. 

Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted. Once submitted, each application is reviewed. Applicants will be notified upon acceptance. Enrollment is limited to 30.

Info: Master.Naturalist@dentoncounty.com or 940-349-2883

City of Dallas: Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan - Community Meetings - Dallas (April 29 - May 9)

Apr 29 2019 - 6:00pm to May 9 2019 - 8:00pm
See locations above TX

Public meetings regarding Dallas' new Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan:

MONDAY, APRIL 29 

Beckley Saner Rec Center 114 W. Hobson Ave. Large Meeting Room
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 

Bachman Rec Center 2750 Bachman Dr. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m. 

THURSDAY, MAY 2 

Martin Weiss Rec Center 1111 Martindell Ave. Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m. 

MONDAY, MAY 6 

Churchill Rec Center 6906 Churchill Way Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m.  

TUESDAY, MAY 7 

Audelia Road Library 10045 Audelia Rd. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m.  

THURSDAY, MAY 9 

Eastfield College Pleasant Grove 802 S. Buckner Blvd.
Community Room

6 - 8 p.m. 

Arlington Conservation Council: Before Arlington: Indians, Militiamen, Pioneers and Traders - Arlington

May 1 2019 - 7:00pm
George Hawkes Central Library
100 S Center St
Arlington , TX

Southwestern historian James Bailey Blackshear will speak about the historical significance of this region, including how the Indians lived here. Find out about the Battle of Village Creek and the first Texian land developers. The history of Texas is like a patchwork quilt, a collection of individual events, cultures and eras. The threads that weave this history together are its rivers. People always follow the rivers. The Wichita, Caddo and Cherokee Indians followed the Trinity River to this part of North Texas. They lived here in great numbers. Texian pioneers followed them, building the first Anglo settlements in the region. Within the Viridian development in Arlington sits what became known as Calloway Lake, one of the only natural lakes in North Texas. The historic Bird’s Fort was built next to the lake and was visited by founding fathers such as PresidentSam Houston.  After being retrieved from the Comanches, one of the most famous Texans who ever lived, Cynthia Ann Parker, lived in a nearby cabin. Come hear about our celebrated, almost forgotten past.