Jun 6 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.

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Flora of the Chihuahuan Desert - Fort Worth

Jun 6 2019 - 7:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Michael Eason, freelance botanist, author and photographer, will speak on plants in the Chihuahuan Desert region of West Texas, from Val Verde County to El Paso, will focus on species with interesting seed dispersal mechanisms and pollination biology. He’ll also address the topography, geology and climatic influences that make this region so diverse and online and print resources for plant identification.

Michael Eason performs plant surveys and inventories on both private and public lands throughout Texas. He is on staff at San Antonio Botanical Gardens, where he heads the Rare Plant Research and Conservation Program. Previously he worked for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as Conservation Program Manager, a position he held from 2003-2012. During that time, he managed such projects as the Millennium Seed Bank, Ferns of the Trans-Pecos, and Vegetation Survey of Big Bend National Park. 

Michael’s recently published field guide, Wildflowers of Texas, has met with popular and critical acclaim. Copies of this handy reference book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Info: Vicki Gleason, vgwriter@gmail.com, 432-770-4694