Aug 21 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

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

Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas: Public Input on Environmentally Sensitive Area Designation - Benbrook

Aug 21 2019 - 6:00pm
Benbrook Senior Center
1010 Mercedes St
Benbrook , TX

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Benbrook Lake office staff are working on a revision of their Strategic Land Use Management Master Plan. The process of updating the Master Plan will categorize the current and future land use when it comes to recreation, natural resources and cultural resources on Corps property at Benbrook Lake. One of the major changes would be to classify previous areas that may have been fisheries and wildlife lands or recreation areas that need to be changed to Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) which are defined as: "Areas where scientific, ecological, cultural or aesthetic features have been identified. These areas must be considered by management to ensure they are not adversely impacted."  Native remnant prairie (especially at Benbrook Lake), bottomland hardwoods among others have been identified via habitat surveys to be included in the ESA designation. ESA designation will provide further protection of the resources than previous land designations. Once completed and approved, the plan is usually good for the next 25 years.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Texas Animals - Fort Worth

Aug 21 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Zoo will bring Texas-centric animals and present about their habitat and conservation efforts. This one is for the kids (and their parents). 

Potluck at 6:30 p.m. We try to be sustainable at our meetings, so please bring your own cup if you can. We will provide drinks, ice, plates, utensils.

*No fees will be charged by the Garden to attend the meeting.