Oct 19 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.

 

North Central Texas Council of Governments: Car Care Clinics - Hurst, Plano, Dallas (Oct. 17-25)

Oct 17 2019 - 10:00am to Oct 25 2019 - 11:00am
See locations above TX

Is the check engine light on in your car? When it lights up, it is natural to get concerned about what might be wrong. In October, there will be a resource to help you diagnose the problem.

NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair facilities in North Texas to conduct a series of Car Care Clinics. An illuminated check engine light means your vehicle will not pass the annual Texas emissions inspection, which is required to get it registered. The free clinics will provide opportunities to speak with certified technicians about problems and how they may be addressed. The issues may cost less than you think to repair. Maybe your gas cap is bad and needs to be replaced.

The clinics are not just for motorists trying to diagnose engine issues.They will also offer free multipoint inspections to anyone who attends.

Regular maintenance helps ensure vehicles run more efficiently, which improves air quality and can save consumers money in the long term. North Texas continues to work toward compliance of the federal government’s ozone standards, and the clinics offer a way for residents to be a part of the effort

 

Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-noon

Kinney’s Automotive

624 E. Pipeline Road

Hurst, TX 76053

 

Oct.19, 10 a.m.-noon,

The Auto Shop

2560 E. Plano Parkway

Plano, TX 75074

 

Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Starkey Service Center

918 W. Davis St.

Dallas, TX 75208

 

 

Texas Discovery Garden: Monarch Festival - Dallas (Oct. 17-20)

Oct 17 2019 - 10:00am to Oct 20 2019 - 6:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens @ Fair Park
3601 MLK Blvd
Dallas , TX

Join Texas Discovery Gardens and the National Wildlife Federation to celebrate the marvelous monarch butterfly during the Texas Monarch Festival! This new event will bring together conservation partners in countries along the migration path. 

Hear talks from experts and enjoy fun crafts during this new four-day festival. This event is free with paid admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. 

Texas Master Naturalist: 20th Annual Meeting - Rockwall

Oct 18 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 20 2019 - 5:00pm
Hilton Rockwall Lakefront Hotel
2055 Summer Lee Drive
Rockwall , TX

The year’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Texas Master Naturalist volunteers from around the state to gather, participate in hands-on educational seminars, and receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas/projects, and to learn from different chapters from different regions of the state. This year’s meeting will also include day trips and training workshops to many local, state and even national refuges/parks, many of which will focus on the diversity of geography, flora, fauna and history this unique area of Texas.

$180-$220.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Neighborhood Litter Stomp - Fort Worth

Oct 19 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
908 Monroe St
Ft Worth , TX

Volunteers needed to stomp out litter in your community! You can choose your own area or join one of our cleanup hubs. We supply gloves and bags to all volunteers. T-shirts are limited to the first 1,000 volunteers. Rain or shine.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Chalk the Walk Art Contest - Arlington

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W.Abram
Arlington , TX

Sidewalk chalk art contest for all ages. Entry fee $5-$15.

9-10 a.m. - Artist check in

9 a.m. to noon - Artists work. Recycling crafts and activities

Noon to 1 p.m. - Judging and People's Choice voting.

1 p.m. - Awards

Info: FriendsOfosGray@gmail.com

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Prairie Ecology - Denton

Oct 19 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

North American prairies once made up the continents largest and most diverse continuous ecosystem, ranging from Texas to Saskatchewan. North Texas is home to the Grand Prairie and Blackland prairie; learn about the interaction of soils, plants, and animals and the threats they face in these amazing environments.

Free.

Black Vegetarian Society: Vegetarian 101 - Dallas

Oct 19 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
MLK Jr Library
2922 MLK Blvd
Dallas , TX

Class Includes:

Reasons for Becoming a Vegetarian

Meeting Nutritional Needs

Shopping as a Vegetarian

Ideas for Making the Transition

RSVP your spot!

City of Irving: Environmental Career Symposium - Irving

Oct 19 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
TXU Corporate Offices
6555 Sierra Drive
Irving , TX

The purpose of the Environmental Career Symposium is to promote the advancement of environmental related careers and provide residents and visitors the opportunity to meet and engage with environmental professionals in the public and private sectors. The audience is high school and college students, or anyone looking to enhance or change careers into the expansive and innovative industry of environmental careers.

We will have booths as well as 2 panel sessions, which are:

• How to Choose the Right Environmental Career for You – Topics include choosing a degree, public vs. private, how to break into the industry, and more

• A Day in my Life – Topics include typical tasks and responsibilities, office vs. field work, skills you need every day, and more

Attendees must bring a picture ID (driver's license, school ID, etc.) for entry to the symposium.

Info: Emily Asbury, (972) 721-2687, (972) 742-2296, easbury@cityofirving.org