Oct 8 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.

 

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.

U.S. Forest Service: Public Feedback Deadline - Online (Deadline Oct. 10)

Oct 1 2019 - 7:00am to Oct 10 2019 - 5:00pm

Send your comments to the U.S. Forestry Service about oil and gas leasing in Texas grasslands and forests. Sierra Club has asked for an extension of the comment period. Sierra Club recommends no more drilling. If you would like to read Houston Sierra Club's Brandt Mannchen's detailed comments, send him an email at brandtshnfbt@juno.com.

Dallas Sierra Club: Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice - Farmers Branch

Oct 8 2019 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch , TX

Speakers: Anthony J. Perri, MD, FACS & Dorothy G. Perri, MS, RN, NCSN, CNE

Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Humanity at the Crossroads

Climate Change is here and it is making us sick, but it's making some of us sicker than others.

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Victoria Howard, musical.mama@yahoo.com

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: How to Discover a New Planet - McKinney

Oct 8 2019 - 7:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Speaker: Dr. David Baker, Professor of Physics at Austin College in Sherman and the Director of the Adams Observatory, will be giving a Naturalist Talk during the next Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter meeting. Attendees can count on a fascinating presentation.  Dr. Baker was honored as Texas Professor of the Year by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, named a “Global Hero in Education” by Microsoft’s Partners in Learning, and listed as one of the Best 300 Professors by Princeton Review.  His award-winning book, The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System, has been published in English, German, Korean, and Japanese. 

Info: communications@bptmn.org

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Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Art in the Park for Seniors - Fort Worth

Oct 8 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Geared for seniors, 55-plus to increase observational skills, improve mobility and improve drawing skills using nature as our subject.

Pre-registration required. $6 (includes admission)