Oct 12 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.

Cedar Ridge Preserve: Coffee with Birds - Dallas

Oct 12 2019 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas , TX

Join us at Cedar Ridge Preserve as we enjoy our favorite cup of coffee and look for birds. Bring your own binoculars.

$15, plus $1.75 fee.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Skip Barnett Ranch Field Trip - Denton Cty

Oct 12 2019 - 8:00am
Denton Cty , TX

Field trip to the historic Barnett Ranch. The Barnett family has run a cattle ranching operation on 1,200 acres in Denton County for generations. It has lush native grass pastures, Fort Worth Prairie seeps, wonderful exposed Cretaceous geology and prairie barrens.History is plenty on this ranch as you can still see wagon ruts from where the Chisholm Trail once crossed this land.  The ranch has a conservation easement managed by Connemara Conservancy. Learn more about the ranch here.

Details to come.

Bank of America: Shred Day - Dallas

Oct 12 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Bank of America Parking Lot
400 S Zang Blvd
Dallas , TX

Community welcome to bring the following for shredding:

Bills, brochures, checks, credit card offers, envelopes, file folders, junk mail, letterhead, newspaper, notes, statements, taxes

Info: Shannon M. Jenkins, 214-208-1860

Event Website:

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Fall Garden Fest - Denton

Oct 12 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
201 S Locust
Denton , TX

Learn from gardening experts on bees, bugs, worm composting, vegetable gardening, monarch butterflies and much more at this free event.

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

Oct 12 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Trinity Park Conservancy: Plastic for Donuts - Dallas

Oct 12 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
301 Canada Drive
Dallas , TX

Join us for a fun, family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park.

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.

Meet at the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway on the west side of the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.

Plano International Festival - Plano

Oct 12 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Haggard Park
901 E 15th Street
Plano , TX

Celebrate the many cultures in Plano at this award-winning zero waste event, with a diversion rate up to 86 percent from the landfill.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Health/Wellness Fair: free flu shots and health screenings, fitness demos.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Cultural displays - Naturalization ceremony -  Parade of Nations -  Multicultural music and dance performances - Children’s Global Village with STEM and robotics - DIY Eco-friendly cleaning and cosmetic products - International fashion show - Ethnic food trucks - Multicultural Art Exhibit 

Free admission.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Oncor Overview & Solar Tour Wrap Party - Dallas

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

Meeting topic: "Overview of Customer Sentiment, Compliments, and Concerns with rooftop solar installations & systems, with emphasis on Oncor's role in the distributed generation process."  Discussion on Oncor's energy efficiency programs and incentives. Explanation and definition of the various "transmission and distribution" charges on our utility bills and more.

Presenter: Richard Sorell, P.E., Director of Consumer Affairs at Oncor

Richard obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Texas Tech University. He's been with Oncor since 1979 (known then as "Texas Power & Light Company"), where he started as an Electrical Distribution Design Engineer.

Today, he is responsible for the work group that responds to consumer complaints filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas concerning utility bills and other utility matters, as well as other escalated Consumer issues presented to Oncor through third party channels.

One of Richard's duties at Oncor is to ensure utility bills sent to retail electric providers ("REP") relating to an end-use consumer are accurate based on the meter reading and based on the rules and tariff provisions approved by the Commission.

Free and open to the public.

The meeting will be followed by the annual Solar Tour Wrap Party, which honors volunteers, hosts, sponsors and guests. This is an opportunity for all the people involved to get together, meet new people and swap stories around a buffet lunch and slide presentation.

Marshall Grain: Fall Pumpkin Festival - Grapevine

Oct 12 2019 - 10:00am
Marshall Grain Company
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX
Phone: 817-416-6600

Two local professional chefs will headline the slate of activities. The event also features a gardening clinic presented by noted landscape designer Cheryl Beesley, who is also the author of  the best-selling gardening guide, “Landscaping With Edible Plants for Texas.” Other activities planned for the day include a “Make-n-Take” container design class, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, and other fun stuff for kids. Call for workshop and demo times.

River Legacy: Fall Festival - Arlington (Oct. 12-13)

Oct 12 2019 - 11:00am to Oct 13 2019 - 9:00pm
River Legacy Park
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

This new family friendly fall festival combines the best of After Dark in the Park and the City’s Eco-Fest through a variety of games, crafts and activities, featuring a pumpkin patch, storytelling, bounce houses, composting, camping demos and recycling and water conservation. $8 per person/ages 3 & up. More than 30 activities at River Legacy Park and River Legacy Living Science Center are included with admission.

Oliver Nature Park: Seed Bombs - Mansfield

Oct 12 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Bees and butterflies need your help! Fall is a great time to plant native seeds. We will make seed bombs and take a short hike. All ages. $7-$9.