May 18 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: Master.Naturalist@dentoncounty.com 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.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Plant Rescue - Fort Worth

May 17 2019 - 5:30pm to May 19 2019 - 5:00pm
Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County
4049 Kingsridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Help volunteers from the Native Prairies Association of Texas' Fort Worth chapter salvage native wildflowers and grasses on a lot, behind the Hulen Home Depot, being developed for a new Tanglewood elementary school. Take some back your own gardens!

Times for the rescue are:

Friday, May 17th: 5:30-dusk

Sat, May 18th (weather permitting) 2pm-5pm.
Sunday, May 19th 2 pm-5pm.

 

Nature Conservancy: Clymer Meadow Preserve Wildflower Tour - Celeste

May 18 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Clymer Meadow Preserve
6210 CR 1140
Celeste , TX

Visit the picturesque Clymer Meadow Wildflower Preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie—an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species.

About a 90-minute drive from Dallas.

RSVP by May 13 to Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or Brandon.Belcher@TNC.org. Space is limited! 


 

Groundwork Dallas: Operation Beautification at Joe's Creek - Dallas - CANCELLED!

May 18 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Gas Monkey Live!
10110 Technology Blvd E Behind the building
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: Event has been cancelled due to weather forecast.


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

Check Meetup.com for latest event details.

Contact: Aaryaman Singhal at 740-591-6217 or Operations@groundworkdallas.org with questions.

Trinity Haymarket: Composting 101 - Dallas

May 18 2019 - 10:00am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

Learn everything you need to know to get started composting. Learn what compost is, what to put in your pile or bin, how to know when your compost is done, and where to use your compost gold. Trouble shoot with instructor if your past efforts have been less than perfect. Our guest instructor is Margaret Blackmon who owns a small company called Compost Haste. $10 per individual or $15 per family. 

Info and RSVP: 214 202-2163 or info@trinityhaymarket.com 

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Friends of Coppell Nature Park: Interesting Insects - Coppell

May 18 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 South Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

There are a total of 629 common bugs and Insects found in Texas in the Insect Identification database. Master Naturalist Judy Meagher will present a 1-hour PowerPoint about insects and then a 1-hour tour through the Nature Park pointing out the valuable contribution of nature's bugs. 

Free. Registration required.

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party - Fort Worth

May 18 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society will have several telescopes set up for viewing the night sky. Bring lawn chairs and picnic. No dogs allowed.