Sep 28 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

Dallas Sierra Club: Climate Walks - Dallas

Sep 28 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.)

Trinity Park Conservancy: Fall Festival Seedball Workshop - Dallas

Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway
301 Canada Drive
Dallas , TX

Join us for a fun, family-friendly seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park at the City of Dallas’ Fall Festival. .

The Great Seed Bomb will be leading the Seedball Workshop where you can get your hands dirty and make native grass and wildflower seedballs that will be dispersed in different areas along the Trinity River Corridor. Sowing seedballs helps to reinforce habitats vital to the migration of monarchs, the well-being of bees, and adds beauty to our green spaces. Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. 

Free.

Trinity Coalition: Trinity River Clean Up - Dallas

Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am
Trinity Coalition
100 Crescent Ct Ste 1150
Dallas , TX

Trinity Coalition is joining forces with REI and Groundwork Dallas to clean up the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in honor of National Public Lands Day. Bring your boats and gloves. We provide the trash bags and trash grabbers. This part of the river becomes the "flush zone" for the Elm Fork, yet it is home to a wide variety of birds, plants, and animals. Trinity Coalition is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. 

Dallas Zero Waste: Recycling 101 - Dallas

Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dallas Zero Waste
5215 Simpson Stuart
Dallas , TX

This workshop focuses on the do's and don'ts of recycling – what can be recycled, where to take it and correct disposal of non-recyclable materials. Feel free to bring any questions you may have about recycling, a Q&A session will help answer any queries about recycling in the City of Dallas.

Door prizes available and refreshments will be provided.

Arlington Conservation Council: Nature Photography for Kids - Arlington

Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Idlewild Botanical
5111 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington , TX

For kids who would like to learn how to take good nature photographs with their smart phones, local professional photographer Paul Knudsen will be presenting an interactive mini-class.  Taking photos is a fun way to encourage kids to engage with the environment around them. All you need is your phone and a desire to have some fun.

This workshop is the first in a monthly Go Wild in Idlewild series designed for school children sponsored by Arlington Conservation Council and cohosted by Idlewild Botanical.

Free and open to public.

Dogwood Canyson Audubon Center: October Butterflies - Cedar Hill

Sep 28 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

October is the best time to see the widest variety of species (and numbers) of butterflies in north Texas. Learn which butterflies are around, as we discuss strategy survivals for winter, the rhythmic movements of various butterflies, and the success (and failures) of different species as they try to ensure their survival through the winter months.  To be followed with a walk around the grounds.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Monarch Madness - Pilot Point

Sep 28 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 PW 4137 Isle du Bois
Pilot Point , TX

Join a ranger to learn all about these magnificent insects and their lifecycles, then play a fun game to see learn about the amazing migration of the monarch butterfly.

Note: All park programs are free and open to the public with paid entrance fee ($7 per adult ages 13 and up, children 12 and under are always free) No need to register, just show up. Park programs subject to changes or cancellations. Call the park for the most up to date information.