May 14 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.

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.

Dallas Sierra Club: Yellowstone & City Council Run-Off - Farmers Branch

May 14 2019 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Building H, Geotechnology Institute building
Farmers Branch , TX

Yellowstone – More Precious than Gold!

Join Yellowstone author, tour guide, backcountry expert, and park defender Tom Carter, for a deep dive into the world’s first national park – from the Yellowstone Supervolcano and the 1988 fires to the current environmental threats and opportunities that face the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

The lively two-part PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion using websites, maps and APPS, seeks to enable participants to: (1) plan your own Yellowstone adventure; and (2) defend this unique and wondrous place for generations to come.

City Council Runoff Election

David Griggs, Chair of the Dallas Sierra Club's Political Committee will give an update on the important Dallas City Council runoff election.

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.


Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: iNaturalist - McKInney

May 14 2019 - 7:00pm
eard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Presenter: Sam Kieschnick, urban wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

In his role as a TPWD urban biologist, Sam Kieschnick serves the east side of the Dallas Metroplex, an area that is becoming increasingly urban. His job is to provide growing communities with planning guidance and recommendations related to the management of natural resources with the big goal of creating a future where people and wildlife can successfully co-exist. One of the ways Kieschnick accomplishes this daunting task is by using iNaturalist, a database program that allows anyone to use their smartphone and the iNaturalist app to record and share their observations of nature. Sharing and discussing observations helps users build their knowledge of the flora and fauna they see. But best of all, the useable data submitted to iNaturalist is used by scientists and resource managers to understand when and where organisms occur.


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