Jun 15 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

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.

 

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Summer Camp - Fort Worth (June 10- July 29)

Jun 10 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 29 2019 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Looking for fun activities and ways to immerse your children in nature? Sign up for one or more of FWNC&R's Summer Natural History Adventures. The summer camps are available for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Kindergarten adventures are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon.
First – 6th grade adventures are held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on designated weeks.

Details and registration: Go to website the link below or call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wednesday Family Fun Days - Seagoville (Thru Aug. 21)

Jun 12 2019 - 10:00am to Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Families are invited to come out to the wetland center and attend a variety of fun summer workshops.

Wednesday, June 12 - Kids Survival Basics 2.0 - Back by popular demand and with new skills!

Wednesday, June 26 - Under the Water's Surface: On the Hunt for Macros - Collect and learn about the critters in the wetland!

Wednesday, July 10 - Complex Leaves for a Compound World - Discover the many shapes of a leaf.

Wednesday, July 24 - Cattails: More Than Just A Hydrophyte - Discover just how many uses the cattail has!

Wednesday, Aug. 7 - You "Bee" Dancing: Get Your Pollinator Grove On - Learn about the importance of bees. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Where is the Wetland in the Water Cycle? - Is the wetland where you think it is?

$6/child. Free/parents. Pre-registration required

Info: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Peace & Justice Center: Defend Peaceful Protest - Bus Trip to Austin

Jun 15 2019 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
9125 Diceman Dr.
Dallas , TX

The Texas Legislature just passed HB 3557, a bill that will over-criminalize protest at what is deemed "critical infrastructure" with penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment for individuals and fines of $500,000 for organizations. Let's use our collective voices to urge Governor Abbott to put our constitutionally protected First Amendment rights over corporate interests, and NOT sign this bill into law!

We will take a bus from Dallas to Austin, rally and protest at the Governor's Mansion, and return in the evening.

You must sign up. Space is limited!

Bus, lunch, snacks, and water will be provided. .

Bus will depart 8 a.m. sharp, check in at 7:30 a.m.
and return at approx 6 p.m. 

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

Jun 15 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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. City Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Trinity Park Conservancy: Photography Workshop - Dallas

Jun 15 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
Joppa Preserve
River Oaks Road
Dallas , TX

Join the monthly photography walks to discover scenic photo opportunities along the Trinity River.

On June 15, we will explore the Joppa Preserve and Trinity Forest Trail. Bring your camera and hiking shoes.

This event is part of the 2019 Trinity River Photo Contest. At this event, you will meet the contest organizers and learn more about how to enter your photos for prizes in 2019.

The Trinity River is a relatively wild landscape that enriches our lives with access to nature and a beautiful space to unite and gather. The annual Trinity River Photo Contest is a celebration of both the river’s natural beauty in the heart of our city and talented local photographers who capture the river at its best.

Free.

Info:elizabeth@trinityparkconservancy.org or 214-740-1616

Texas Discovery Gardens: Made for Shade - Dallas

Jun 15 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

We should all be using native plants in our landscapes. But information on natives is limited. Even more daunting is determining which of them will actually thrive in a shaded location. This presentation illustrates and discusses in detail the surprising number of our native species adapted to these challenging conditions.

$15. Class price includes general admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. Stay after the class to explore our two-story Butterfly House and the 7.5 acre garden full of native and adapted plants.

350Dallas: Climate Action Meeting - Dallas

Jun 15 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Central Market - Lovers Lane
5750 E Lovers Ln
Dallas , TX

Central Market is at the southeast corner of Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue. It is within walking distance of the DART Lovers Lane Station. The community room is inside on the second floor. Enter through the Cafe entrance, there is a set of stairs (and elevator) on the right before the coffee bar.