Aug 22 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.

 

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

Dallas 2030: The Value of Optimized Maintenance for Commercial Facilities - Dallas

Aug 22 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street
Dallas , TX

The objective of maintenance optimization is to develop a sustainable maintenance program that will extend asset life and reduce overall facility operations costs.  We will walk through a process of how to define your goals, analyze your facility and assign the best approach for your needs.

$20-$30.

Register on the link below.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Happy Hour - Arlington

Aug 22 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Twisted Root Arlington , TX

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

Tarrant County Food Policy Council: Film Screening 'Wasted! The Story of Food Waste' - Fort Worth

Aug 22 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Up to 40 percent of the food in the U.S is never eaten, and more than 80 percent of all food waste is generated by consumer-facing businesses and homes.

Join the Tarrant County Food Policy Council for a free screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, followed by a panel discussion.

Reception with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. and film starts at 7 p.m. followed by panel discussion.

This film is rated for Mature Audiences, so please leave young ones at home.

Register on link below. Free.

Native Plant Society of Texas, The Trinity Forks Chapter: Texas Nature Tracker - Denton

Aug 22 2019 - 7:00pm
TWU
Ann Stuart Science Complex, Room 259
Denton , TX

Program is entitled "Texas Nature Trackers: Discovering Populations and Documenting Change for Conservation." Nature Trackers is a citizen science program of Texas Parks and Wildlife, using iNaturalist to support the Wildlife Diversity Program's conservation work. Our speaker is Dr. Tania Homayoun, a Texas Nature Tracker Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Tania holds bachelors degrees in Ecology/Evolution/Conservation Biology and Anthropology and a PhD in Conservation Biology. She has previously held positions at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and the Conservation Science Team.

7 p.m. meeting, 6:30 p.m. social.

NOTE: Due to campus construction please check our website late on meeting day to verify building and room.

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Arlington Organic Garden Club: A Botanical Waltz Across Texas - Arlington

Aug 22 2019 - 7:00pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arliington , TX

Presenter is Barney Lipscomb, director of Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

Social at 7 p.m. Meetings at 7:30 p.m.

Info: Bob Ressl at rressel@sbcglobal.net