May 4 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: 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:


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


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


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


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


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


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

6 - 8 p.m. 

Green Dallas: Foodscaping - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Mountain View College
4849 West Illinois Ave West Campus, W171-A Lecture Hall
Dallas , TX

Dallas Water Conservation is collaborating with Texas AgriLife Extension to offer classes to create a water efficient landscape that can also be pollinator friendly and provide food for you and your family. This is the second of five free classes. Each class is independent and do not need to be taken together.

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utiliz­ing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home gar­den and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combin­ing both aesthetics’ and functionality.

Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society: Cactus and Succulent Plant Sale - Fort Worth

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to May 5 2019 - 3:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society's annual Spring Show and Sale. There will be thousands of plants for sale from numerous vendors. There will be rare and unusual cacti and succulents, cold hardy cacti and succulents, native cacti and succulents and more.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Landscaping Certification - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Blvd
Dallas , TX

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. 

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes 

Level 2: Landscape Design with Native Plants 

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes 

Level 4: Stewardship of Native Plant Communities (to be developed) 

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Subsequent levels may be taken in any order. 

NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape.

$65 ($50 for NPSOT members.)

More info on website link below.

Denton County Master Gardners: Plant Sale - Denton

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
633 Hobson Lane
Denton , TX

Find native plants, roses, herbs, and of course, passalong plants from our Denton County Master Gardener Association Gardeners. Bring a wagon to help you collect your purchases. Lots of friendly DCMGA gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening and plant questions.

Oliver Nature Park: Monarch Festival - Mansfield

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Road
Mansfield , TX

Celebrate the monarch butterfly. Activities will include games, crafts, nature walks, plant ID hikes, a butterfly release, and more. Free.

Texas A&M AgriLife: Foodscaping - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
White Rock Pump Station
2900 White Rock Rd
Dallas , TX

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utiliz­ing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home gar­den and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combin­ing both aesthetics’ and functionality.


Dallas Sierra Club: Climate Change Walk - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 10:00am
Dallas Farmers Market
920 South Harwood St.
Dallas , TX

This is an easy two-mile narrated tour about changes that have already taken place in Dallas and local changes that we can expect. We will begin promptly at the time given and return to our starting point. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Most of the tour is on pavement. The group is limited to 12. Register in advance to secure your spot on the hike.

The tour will be repeated at different times and dates, roughly once a month depending on response and weather.

Info: Chris at or 214-830-5230.

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Monarch Waystations - Denton

May 4 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd,
Denton , TX

Monarch Waystations for North Texas covers the monarch butterfly lifecycle and migration, clarifies some common misconceptions about monarchs, explains historic and current threats to monarch populations and why Texas is a pivotal location for monarchs’ future success. The program also covers real steps North Texas residents can take to help bolster the monarch population, and what to plant to feed monarchs. Free packets of local native milkweed seeds, and plant lists for North Texas will be available. This class will be taught by Carol Clark.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

May 4 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

Select from over 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices.

Native plants make healthy habitats, benefiting birds, butterflies, pollinators and the ecosystem in general.

See list of native plants for sale.


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Crawford Prairie Field Trip - Forney

May 4 2019 - 10:00am
Crawford Prairie
14750 Kelly Rd
Forney , TX

Kelly Crawford’s Prairie Field Trip


From Dallas take 635 to I20 to FM 740 (Forney)

Go south (right) on FM 740 to FM 2757 (immediately past service road)

Take a left on 2757

Then go to Kelly Rd, which will be the first road on the right (about 1.6 miles down on FM 2757).

On Kelly rd, Go 6/10 of a mile (((((measure 6/10 or you will miss it)))))

and take a left on a no name road.

There will be a land for sale sign, and then a no trespassing sign.

This road goes straight into my gates in the right.

Google will NOT find this!

It sends you to Kelly’s uncle’s Farm. If you see silos you have gone too far. 

It will get you to Kelly Road.

Remember to go 6/10 of a mile on Kelly and her private road will be in the left.

If you get lost: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214-395-1902

Marshall Grain: Culinary Herbs - Grapevine

May 4 2019 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain Co.
3525 William D. Tate,
Grapevine , TX

Learn how to grow herbs and pick up some tasty recipes.

Turn Lucas Green: First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off - Allen

May 4 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2680 Lucas Rd
Allen , TX

First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop Off
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.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Jim Woodson - Dallas (Thru June 8)

May 4 2019 - 6:00pm to Jun 8 2019 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

The High Desert in Abiquiu has inspired Texas artist Jim Woodson since exploring the region via motorcycle in the late 1980s. His paintings are a unity of the intuitive process of painting, personal ideology, and the desert landscape. Woodson embraces the concepts of time, space, and knowledge in his work and uses these three elements to title his paintings.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.

The Better Block: Build a Better Bus Stop - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Better Block
700 West Davis
Dallas , TX

For the past few weeks, nine teams have been designing a better bus stop for you. They were tasked with creating something that brings a little joy, provides seating and shade, and helps reduce the Particulate Matter for people waiting for a bus.

On May 4, all the teams will unveil their designs at Better Block Headquarters.

There will also be music, food, and a market by Little D Markets. (Interested in being a vendor? Go here:

Come out, test out the designs, and vote for People's Choice.