Sep 7 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.

 

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate: Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco (Thru Sept. 28)

Aug 28 2019 - 10:00am to Sep 28 2019 - 11:45pm
Waco Winery & Rooftop Patio
708 Austin Ave
Waco , TX

Third annual art exhibit featuring images of climate change by regional artists hosted by Waco Friends of Peace/Climate.

Artists' Reception/Awards Sept 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hours: T-Th: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

F-Sat: Noon to Midnight

Sun: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday Closed.

Info: anorthc@aol.com 

City of Dallas: Tree Giveaway - Dallas (Thru Sept. 30)

Sep 1 2019 - 9:00am to Sep 30 2019 - 5:00pm

Branch Out Dallas for the second year will give Dallas homeowners a free 5-gallon hardwood tree to plant in their yard. The city-wide program distributed about 2,604 free trees last year. Registration for program will be open to Dallas residents from Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2019. 

City of Dallas: All Things Beautification Workshop - Dallas

Sep 7 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas , TX

The City of Dallas Planning & Urban Design department is hosting a workshop to explore beautification project ideas for Operation Beautification and projects that can be funded by the next Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant. Participants will gain knowledge about City of Dallas resources such as the: Community Hand Tool Program, Reforestation Program, MowMentum Program, Branch Out initiative, Urban Agriculture initiative to include community gardens and Transportation Department's Sign Shop. Additionally, muralist Curtis Ferguson (a former GrowSouth artist) will discuss mural planning and implementation. 

Info: 214-671-8900 or pud@dallascityhall.com

Keep Coppell Beautiful: Lady Bug Love Class - Coppell

Sep 7 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

The ladybug has been deemed “a fairy godmother for plants.” In their lifetime of about one year, a single ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids — that’s almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the rapid decline in ladybug populations. This class is an opportunity to learn what steps to take to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By taking our pledge, and showing ladybugs and other beneficial insects some love, you can make an impact.

Registration required.

Hosted by Keep Coppell Beautiful and presented by Natural Grocers.

Biodiversity Education Center: Docent Training - Coppell

Sep 7 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center Coppell , TX

Are you passionate about conserving the natural environment? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge about the natural world while having fun with students? Consider becoming a volunteer docent for the Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park. BEC docents are a committed group of volunteers who receive additional training to take a leadership role in education programs such as field trips and guided hikes. Docents are a vital component of the quality programming BEC offers to the community. Docent training qualifies a volunteer to independently facilitate education activities such as games, interactive lessons and nature walks.

Docent training is offered two times each year in the spring and fall.

Info: 972-304-3581 or email BEC@coppelltx.gov 

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Lone Star Broads: Book Club - McKinney

Sep 7 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
216 Lansdale Drive
McKinney , TX

Our first hour will include two presentations: Hiking 101: The 10 Essentials and Broads 101: The 10 Essentials for Every Broads Event.

The rest of the meeting will be spent discussing our first book for the Broads Book Club: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. 

Info: Brenda Armstrong, lonestarbroads@gmail.com

 

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party - Fort Worth

Sep 7 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

This event is co-sponsored by Fort Worth Astronomical Society whose members will have scopes set up and can answer all you astronomy questions.