Aug 16 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:

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

UTA: Future Cities; Livable Futures Conference on Urban-Watershed Systems - Arlington

Aug 16 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
UT Arlington
College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs 601 West Nedderman Drive, Rm 204
Arlington , TX

The Future Cities; Livable Futures conference is a free public event to provide a platform for discussions on urban-watershed systems.

The Future Cities; Livable Futures: Toward a Sustainable Model for Urban-Watershed Systems conference will provide a great platform to introduce cross-disciplinary dialogues around sustainable urban-watershed management and explore best practices to explain and better understand the different factors that interact to form an urban-watershed system. As the human population continues growing, cities across the globe need to address the challenges and opportunities of urban watersheds via a systems approach that integrates cross-sectoral perspectives of science, engineering, design, planning and policy making while incorporating input from citizens along the water’s edge.

This is a great opportunity for the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex as the Trinity River Watershed is in our backyard and will be re-envisioned as a relevant model for future urban-watershed management and planning across the United States. Future Cities; Livable Futures will ultimately result in an interdisciplinary research partnership with a view to developing a research initiative on the creation and stewardship of sustainable urban watershed systems.