May 11 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

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 Environmental League: Trash Dash 5K & Eco Fair - Dallas

May 11 2019 - 8:30am
Northeast (Fair Oaks) Transfer Station
7677 Fair Oaks Ave
Dallas , TX

Environmental League hosts the second annual 2019 Trash Dash 5k at Fair Oaks Park with the staff and students of Conrad H.S. and their Environmental League and NAF chapters.

Enjoy this exciting wooded trail while also helping students clean the park.

No strollers or pets.



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Groundwork Dallas: Volunteer Day at Joe's Creek - Dallas

May 11 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Gas Monkey Live!
10110 Technology Blvd Behind the building
Dallas , TX

Join Groundwork Dallas at Joe's Creek. We’ll be doing environmental restoration along Joe's Creek behind Gas Monkey Live.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

May 11 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.


North Texas Renewable Energy Group: State of Texas' Solar Market- Dallas

May 11 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Steve Wiese, offers his perspective on solar market development in Texas. Steve will discuss how far we've come, what's been accomplished, and future challenges he envisions.

Steve leads Frontier Energy's Program Implementation Group, which actively manages various Energy Efficiency programs for several different utilities in Central Texas.

Frontier Energy, Inc. also evaluates programs for San Antonio's CPS Energy. CPS Energy is the largest municipally-owned energy utility in America, providing both electric and gas service to nearly 1.5 million customers. Steve's more than two decades' experience in solar incentive management gives him a first-hand perspective.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Stream Study - Fort Worth

May 11 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Learn to be a scientist. Class will demonstrate how scientists determine the health of a body of water and then you will do your own scientific analysis of a stream. $5 (with paid admission)

Texas Historic Tree Coalition: Tree Dedication - McKinney

May 11 2019 - 2:00pm
The Graybeal Home
703 N. College St.
McKinney , TX

The Texas Historic Tree Coalition will recognize and celebrate the addition of three trees to the Historic Tree Registry at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Graybeal. The trees, one deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, and two eastern red cedars, Juniperus virginiana, have graced the home’s landscape since shortly after the house was built by W.D. Smith in 1908. Featured prominently in the landscape, the eastern red cedars frame the walk leading from the sidewalk to the home’s front door, while the deodar cedar anchors the garden’s front corner. 

In 1887, McKinney resident, E.W. Kirkpatrick and fellow nurseryman C.C. Mayhew founded the Texas Nursery Company in Sherman, Texas. The business became one of the largest production nurseries in the Southwest. Through the nursery’s mail-order catalogue sales, nursery stock grown in Sherman was shipped throughout the United States. 

The “Smith-Graybeal Cedar Trees”, as they are referred to on the Historic Tree Registry, were purchased by Mr. Smith from Mr. Kirkpatrick. The deodara cedar was sourced from Luther Burbank’s nursery in California. Mr. Burbank’s horticultural research and endeavors were underwritten by Stark Brother’s operation in Missouri. 

As a result of Dr. Graybeal’s efforts, the Kirkpatrick Historic Tree Program has been launched. Through this program, homeowners who suspect their trees may be connected with Kirkpatrick may submit them to TXHTC to be considered for historic designation. 

Saturday’s events will include a brief review of the trees’ history, the unveiling of a historical marker, followed by the reading of a proclamation and presentation of a Historic Tree Certificate to Gary and Emily Graybeal. 

The Graybeal home is located at 703 North College Street, in the historic neighborhood just blocks from the McKinney Downtown Square. The public is invited to attend. 

Info: Bill Seaman at or 214-882-5580 or Mary Graves at or 214-232-7609.


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