Aug 15 2019

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.

 

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

Stage West Theater: Lungs - Fort Worth (Thru Aug. 18)

Jul 25 2019 - 7:30pm to Aug 18 2019 - 6:00pm
Stage West
821/823 W Vickery Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

In the play by Duncan Macmillan, a thirty-something, educated and thoughtful couple are debating their future. In this time of overpopulation, erratic weather, and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons to have a baby? Their debate becomes the catalyst for a love story that is both wildly universal and intimately personal.

Lungs will preview Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.and Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 18. Performances will be Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $31 to $35, with discounts for the preview performances, and for students, seniors, and military. Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised). Use the code GREEN for $5 each ticket!

Event Website:

Master Naturalist North Texas Chapter: Urban Wildlife Conference - Richardson

Aug 15 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Richardson Civic Center
411 West Arapaho Road #Suite 102
Richardson , TX

Educational presentations on turtles, coyotes, bobcats, snakes, rats, and land management with Citizen Science.

See website for details.

Before 8/15: $75. After 8/15: $85. Includes lunch 

North Texas STAR Awards - Grand Prairie

Aug 15 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 S Carrier Pkwy
Grand Prairie , TX

The 2019 STAR North Texas Recycling Leadership Award winners will be honored during an Awards Luncheon and will advance to the State Level STAR Awards Competition. These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, and businesses for developing or maintaining programs involving recycling and other sustainability efforts in North Texas.

Trinity Park Conservancy: Trinity River Photography Walks - Dallas

Aug 15 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Mountain Creek Preserve
825 W Irving Blvd
Irving , TX

Join us for monthly photography walks to discover scenic photo opportunities along the Trinity River. On Aug. 15, we will explore Mountain Creek Preserve. Bring your camera and hiking shoes and explore the River with us!

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.

City of Dallas: Town Hall Meetings on the Budget - Dallas (Thru Aug. 29)

Aug 15 2019 - 6:00pm to Aug 29 2019 - 8:00pm
See website for locations, dates and times. Dallas , TX

From Dallas Sierra Club: 

The town hall meetings, including virtual meetings, on the 2019-20 budget start tonight. Here is the schedule: http://www.dallascitynews.net/proposed-city-budget-town-halls

You can attend virtual meetings by calling 1-888-400-1932, or go to https://dallascityhall.com and follow links to "Watch City Meetings Online."

Let Council know we support the work of the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability, which is key in the city's progress toward reducing pollution, reducing power and water waste, and addressing climate change. Suggested message:

"I just want to thank the City of Dallas for voting unanimously for the development of the climate plan for the City. The work on this plan is now well underway. I hope that you and Council will not cut any funding from the OEQS department as it could impact the successful development of this plan. The City needs to develop the best plan possible to positively impact the city and its residents for years to come. Please ensure that OEQS gets full funding to do so."

Info: Chris Guldi, caguldi03@gmail.com

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Meeting - Grapevine

Aug 15 2019 - 6:30pm
La Madeleine
900 W State 114 Hwy
Grapevine , TX

Citizens' Climate Lobby's is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Info: Jacqueline Carney, tjcarney@charter.net

Trinity Nature Conservancy: Full Moon Paddle - Dallas

Aug 15 2019 - 7:30pm
100 Crescent Ct, Ste 1150
Dallas , TX

Join us for a full moon urban paddle as we celebrate the sturgeon moon on the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Beat the heat and enjoy city lights and the moon.

This is a beginner friendly trip.

Rentals include boat, lights and guide. $40 per person. To reserve a boat you MUST Prepay: http://www.adventuresunlimitedpaddling.com/shop/full-moon-paddle

If you have your own boat and lights and PFD the event is free. (tip for the guide is nice) Lights available for $5 rental.

Bring water, snack, clothes and shoes that can get wet. There are a limited number of rental boats available so prepayment is necessary to reserve a boat.