Sep 14 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. 

Arlington Water Utilities: Value of Water Coloring Contest - Arlington (Entry deadline Oct. 14)

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 14 2019 - 5:00pm

Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington ISD students to think about the irreplaceable role water plays in their lives and in the environment, with the Value of Water Coloring Contest.

Arlington students in kindergarten through the fourth grade are invited to enter the contest by drawing, coloring and illustrating a picture with their answer to the sentence, "Because I have water, I can…" 

Pre-kindergarten students can enter the contest by completing one of three coloring sheets. All of the entry forms are available online at SaveArlingtonWater.com. One winner will be chosen in each of the six grades participating (pre-k, kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). 

The winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books, along with water bottles and other fun water-themed prizes. Additionally, the winners from each grade will be invited to the Nov. 5 Arlington City Council meeting for recognition of their work.

The contest kicked off Sept. 14. 

Tarrant Regional Water District, the Arlington Public Library and River Legacy Living Science Center are co-sponsoring the contest. Entry forms are available and can be turned in at all Arlington Public Library locations and River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

The deadline for entries is by the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 14.

Winners will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Oct. 23.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. City Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Collin County Master Gardeners: Tree Care Workshop - McKinney

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Myers Park & Event Center
7117 County Road 166
McKinney , TX

Learn how to successfully care for your trees from establishment to maturity from Dr. Greg Church, certified professional horticulturist and consulting arborist. Jeffrey Raska with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Dallas will give a presentation on growing fruit trees in the home garden.

$15. Includes a light breakfast and workshop materials.

Registration required.

Dallas Sierra Club: Climate Walk - Dallas

Sep 14 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Main Street Garden Park
195 South Harwood St.
Dallas , TX

This is an easy 2-mile narrated tour about changes that have already taken place in Dallas and local changes that we can expect. We will begin promptly at the time given and return to our starting point. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Most of the tour is on pavement. The group is limited to fourteen. Register in advance to secure your spot on the hike.

The tour will be repeated at different times and dates, roughly once a month depending on response and weather.

The group will meet at the corner of South Harwood and Commerce Streets, in Main Street Garden Park, a ten minute stroll from either the St. Paul DART station or the Farmers Market free parking garage. (Note that this is a change from past tours that met at the Farmers Market.)

Texas Discovery Gardens: Natve Plant Sale - Dallas

Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens Dallas , TX

Find more than 600 varieties of rare native and adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Many can’t be found in local nurseries! 

Presale events on Sept. 13:

TDG Members’ Plant Sale allows you to shop before the Saturday rush! Members also receive 10 percent off plants. At Plant Sale Safari, learn how to incorporate native and adapted plants into your landscape. Throughout this tour you'll learn about the best plants for your yard and when the Plant Sale gates open you'll know exactly what to look for. 

See website for details.

 

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Update on City of Dallas Energy Initiatives - Dallas

Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Discussion on the recent City of Dallas "Green Energy Policy", and the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP).

The city of Dallas ise opening up the second public engagement process supporting proposed initiatives within the CECAP shortly after this meeting, and value the ability to get knowledgeable input/opinions into our next steps to be included into the plan.

Presenter: Susan Alvarez, assistant director, City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability.

Ms. Alvarez is serving as the assistant director of the City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with a minor in geology from Rice University, and postgraduate work in water resources. She is a registered professional engineer in Texas and 5 other western states, and is also a certified floodplain manager and master naturalist in Texas.

Ms. Alvarez brings over 35 years' experience in broad practical experience in civil and environmental planning, engineering, and management for municipal, tribal, state and federal governments. She is currently focused on the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan, and the City's environmental outreach efforts.

 

 

Marshall Grain: Organic Lawn Care - Grapevine

Sep 14 2019 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Learn how to beautify your lawn for fall and get it ready for winter without using toxic pre-emergents or chemical fertilizers

Class leader, Sandy Olah of Adams Wholesale Supply Company, will provide an overview of organic lawn care versus conventional methods, and discuss what steps to take and products to use to ensure a healthy, organically maintained lawn. She’ll also provide a maintenance routine for homeowners to follow along with a list of recommended products to use.

 Free.

Black Vegetarian Society: Easy Vegan Food Prep - Dallas

Sep 14 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Park Recreation Center
3710 North Hampton Road
Dallas , TX

You’re one of the millions of Americans moving away from meat, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar in your diet. To that end, let the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas help make your transition a little smoother, by offering you an “Easy Vegan Living Lifestyle” food prep class. Come break bread and fellowship. Remember it’s never too late to make a healthy lifestyle change.

$20.

Promise of Peace Garden: Okrapalooza - Princeton

Sep 14 2019 - 5:00pm
The Okra Field @ Reeves Family Farm
3577 Farm to Market Road 1377
Princeton , TX

Enjoy an exquisite meal set in the middle of the okra field on the Reeves Family Farm.

Chefs Anastacia Quinones, Alex Astranti, Casey Nicole, Daniel Pittman and Adam West will deliver the flavors of the farm as we raise funds to support the Promise of Peace Gardens and the Reeves Family Farm.

Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with music by Grammy nominated Russ Hewitt. Dinner at 6 p.m.

$125

Dallas Sierra Club: Global Climate Strike Banner Drop - Dallas

Sep 14 2019 - 6:00pm
John Kincaide Stadium Dallas , TX

A global climate strike banner drop will be held at the Lincoln v Madison "South Dallas Super Bowl" at John Kincaide Stadium. If you would like to help, please contact Temeckia Derrough, at tederrough@gmail.com.

Event Website: