Oct 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.

 

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.

North Central Texas Council of Governments: Public Meeting on Transportation, Air Quality - Arlington

Oct 14 2019 - 6:00pm

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will conduct a public meeting to provide updates on transportation and air quality initiatives. NCTCOG staff will present proposed projects through the Federal Transit Administration’s final award of Fiscal Year 2019 funds for the following four programs:

    •    Urbanized Area Formula

    •    Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

    •    State of Good Repair

    •    Bus and Bus Facilities

Additionally, residents will hear an update on the Community Schools and Transportation Program. This program seeks to promote best practices and advance coordination between school districts and other government agencies.

Staff will also share information about funding opportunities for clean vehicle and equipment purchases and replacements, as well as funding for parking space electrification at freight terminals.

Finally, staff will present a brief overview of a new public input process. With the passage of House Bill 2840, the public may now provide comments during Regional Transportation Council meetings.

Information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, October Car Care Clinics, upcoming drone workshops and administrative changes to Mobility 2045, the region’s metropolitan transportation plan, will also be available.

The meeting will be streamed live for those not able to make it in person.

A video of the presentation will be available after the meeting here

Info: Brian Wilson, BWilson@nctcog.org

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Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Fire...Where We've Been, Where We're Going - Fort Worth

Oct 14 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
TCC's Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy WACB 1123
Ft Worth , TX

Presenter: Daniel Price, natural resource manager at Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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