Sep 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.

 

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.

City of Dallas: Dallas Climate Plan - Public Input - Dallas (Sept. 17-Oct. 3)

Sep 17 2019 - 6:00pm to Oct 3 2019 - 8:00pm
Dallas , TX

The Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan or CECAP is in its planning stages. The City of Dallas and the CECAP stakeholders are looking for public input starting next Tuesday re: climate actions for the city. Greenie are encouraged to attend and participate. See dates and locations below.

Info: Rita Beving, rita.beving@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Lakewood Library

6121 Worth St.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

MLK Community Center

2922 MLK Jr. Blvd.

6-8 pm

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Bachman Rec Center

2750 Bachman Dr.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

Spring Hills Rec Center

1901 Crouch Rd.

6-8 pm

 

Monday, Sept. 30

Dallas Executive Airport

5303 Challenger Dr.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Oct. 3

Timberglen Rec Center

3801 Timberglen Rd.

6-8 pm

City of Fort Worth: Master Composter Class - Fort Worth

Sep 19 2019 - 6:00pm to Sep 21 2019 - 5:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The Master Composter class is part of a citywide program to reduce food waste, decrease dependence on synthetic fertilizers in favor of organic recycling, and empower participants to teach others about composting.

This 3-day course includes two evenings and a full day Saturday:

Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20: 6 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$40 Fort Worth residents, $55 Non-residents

Spouses/roommates may attend the class for an additional $20, but each household will receive only one set of supplies.

Scholarships are available to Fort Worth educators who are actively teaching Fort Worth students at Fort Worth-based educational institution.

Participants will receive:

·         Excellent training featuring nationally known instructor Larry Wilhelm

·         Rodale Book of Composting

·         C.E. Shepherd Compost Bin (if attending class all 3 days)

·         Free lunch on Saturday (if attending class all 3 days)

Info: Brittany Rosenburg, 817-392-6058 (office), 682-263-6013 (cell), brittany.rosenberg@fortworthtexas.gov

Global Climate Strike Week: Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Granbury, Sherman (Sept. 20-27)

Sep 20 2019 - 9:00am to Sep 27 2019 - 5:00pm
See website links above for locations DFW , TX

Global Climate Strikes are planned around the world. The Climate Strikes start on Sept. 20 – three days out from the UN’s climate emergency summit - and continue on Sept. 27.  

The intent is to show politicians what action in line with climate science and justice means. Adults and students encouraged to leave home, work or school to join in.

CLIMATE STRIKE WEEK IN NORTH TEXAS

Sept. 20

Fort Worth: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Granbury: 10 a.m. 

Denton: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sherman: 4:30 p.m.

Dallas: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sept. 21

McKinney: 10 a.m.

GSDFW articleSept. 23

Blackrock Protest: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dallas Climate Walk: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24

Fort Worth, Film Screening & Panel Discussion: How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change):  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sept. 26

Swarm Dallas Bee Flash Mob: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing

Wace Climate Change Art Show: The exhibit continues through Nov. 2

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Birding Scavenger Hunt - Arlington

Sep 21 2019 - 7:00am to 1:00pm
Al's Hamburgers
1001 NE Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

This is a “bragging rights” competition, so bring your team, or bring yourself and you’ll be assigned to a team. Everyone needs to meet at 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot in front of Al's Hamburgers. Please call or text FWAS Scavenger Hunt leader Paula Channell ahead of time at 817-405-8132 to let her know who all is coming, and to ask questions if needed. There are no participation limits, and non-members as well as FWAS members are welcome. Team groups will depart from the parking lot at 6 a.m. and spread out to find birds on the list anywhere around Tarrant County until 1 p.m., at which time everyone must stop counting wherever you happen to be and rush back to Al's, where we’ll join together to tally the lists and have lunch.

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wilderness First Aid Course - Seagoville (Thru Sept. 22)

Sep 21 2019 - 8:00am to Sep 22 2019 - 5:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner, has partnered up with REI to provide you with a Two-day Wilderness First Aid Course.

In this two-day course you will learn skills and abilities to make sound decisions in emergency situations. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical and environmental emergencies, you'll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. The course includes a 1-hr break. 16-17 year-olds must arrive with a completed Release of Liability form, but do NOT need an accompanying adult. Participants younger than 16 must contact NOLS (Wilderness_Medicine_Admissions@nols.edu). No prerequisites. Successful completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. You may be eligible to recertify your NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certification on this course. Please review NOLS Wilderness Medicine recertification policies prior to registering.

Cost: $275

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Posse - Fort Worth

Sep 21 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Volunteers needed to remove invasive and woody plants in the prairie meadows along View Street. Rain will cancel the event so stay in touch if in doubt. Morning snacks and coffee provided.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Recycling Event - Fort Worth

Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Daggett Montessori
801 W Jessamine
Fort Worth , TX

Accepting:
Electronics
Bikes
Textiles
School/office supplies
EPS (Styrofoam)

Place in small bag or container:
Razors (blades, disposable, all brands, and their containers)
Tom's of Maine products
Burt's Bees products

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Level 1 Native Landscape Certification Program - Dallas

Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Blvd
Dallas , TX

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes 

• Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes 

• Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development 

• Discover your Texas ecoregion, vegetation, and soil 

• Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid 

The course includes a classroom session and an outdoor plant knowledge walk. 

The Native Plant Society (NPSOT) offers two levels of certificates: 

Completion - attend the full day 

Competency - attend the full day and pass a test at the end of the class 

Students graduating with either certificate may progress to another level.

 

Molly Hollar Wildscape: Plant Sale - Arlington

Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Randol Mill Park - Greenhouse
1901 W Randol Mill Rd
Arlington , TX

Fall plant sale benefiting the Molly Hollar Wildscape featuring a variety of native plants.

DFW Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Expo - Irving

Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
DART North Irving Transit Center TX

Gathering of local EV owners to introduce those interested in EVs to the joys of electric vehicles.

If you've ever wanted to experience what it's like to own an electric vehicle, this is the event to attend. We bring out the largest showcase of EVs in Texas and the second largest in the country. Bring the whole family to experience the silent, clean, and fun technology! No sales pitches and no pressure, just real owners and enthusiasts sharing what it's like to live with an EV everyday.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Boardwalk Tour - Seagoville

Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Join a Wetland Staff member for a guided walk and learn about the many cool things happening in the wetland. Learn about the mammals, birds, amphibian and plants that call the wetland their home. Wear a hat, bring some insect repellent and a water bottle, and you will be off for an adventure. No reservations required.

Free with $5 admission.

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Trinity Park Conservancy: Photography Walk - Dallas

Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Frasier Dam Recreation Area
9300 Stemmons Fwy
Dallas , TX

Join us for monthly photography walks to discover scenic photo opportunities along the Trinity River. We will explore Frasier Dam Recreation Area. Bring your camera and hiking shoes.

This event is part of the 2019 Trinity River Photo Contest. At this event, you will meet the contest organizers and learn more about how to enter your photos for prizes in 2019. To learn more about the contest and submit your photos, click here. Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. 

Healthy Hippie: Birthday Bash - Watauga

Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am
Healthy Hippie
6600 Denton Hwy
Watauga , TX

Second annual birthday bash for the vegetarian cafe in Watauga. Enjoy live music, vendors, crafts and cafe specials and samples!

There will also be studio classes including Yoga, Pilates, Composting 101, Say NO to KETO & PALEO, and Soup 7 Ways and kids' activities including the Fun Bus with gymnasium on board.

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Monarch Madness Festival - Denton

Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is hosting the City of Denton's first ever Monarch Festival. Learn more about this beautiful pollinator and how you can support them. Family friendly event features hands on activities for all. 

Free.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: A Texas Prairie Celebration - Cooke County

Sep 21 2019 - 6:00pm
Leo Ranch
Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion
Cooke County , TX

NPAT hosts a field trip and dinner at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Leo Ranch Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion

The afternoon field trip starts at 1 p.m., led by botanical experts Bill Carr and Lisa Bellows. 
A catered dinner at the Clint Josey Pavilion will follow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will share updates on the year at NPAT and offer a chance to mingle with other prairie enthusiasts. $45.

More details to come.

Info: Kirsti Harms at kirsti_harms@texasprairie.org or 512/296-9160 to volunteer to assist.

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