Oct 22 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

 

 

Native Plant Society of Texas: Wild Plants of Texas Bioblitz Challenge - Statewide (Oct. 20-27)

Oct 20 2019 - 12:00am to Oct 27 2019 - 11:45pm
All of Texas TX

How many plants can we document during a single week in Texas? Let's find out! Native Plant Society of Texas is leading a bioblitz challenge for anyone to document the wild plants wherever they are  anywhere within the state. Observations need to be made from Oct. 20 27, and they need to have photo evidence so they can be verified by others.

Ideally, we want to see more native plants documented, but all plants count! Plants observed should be wild and not cultivated. If you do document a cultivated plant, please mark it as cultivated!

Observations will be posted in this iNaturalist project

 

EarthxFilm: Film Screening 'Sea of Shadows' - Dallas

Oct 22 2019 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas , TX

Celebrate Half Earth Day (halfway to Earth Day) with EarthxFilm!

Film screening at 7:30 p.m. of Sea of Shadows documents how Mexico’s Sea of Cortez is under attack.

Thousands of nets drift down, walls of death meant to snare the totoaba — whose bladder fetches huge sums of money on the Chinese black market. But the bycatch extends to all forms of marine life, including the earth’s smallest whale, the vaquita, a rare creature endemic to the Sea of Cortez whose population has been fished to fewer than 30 individuals.

Despite government shutdowns of fishing and public awareness campaigns, market forces continue to drive the activity, the lure of big payouts attracting even shadowy cartel involvement. Sea of Shadows follows a riveting story of resource exploitation and institutional corruption — where casualties go beyond sea creatures — and the heroic activists and scientists staging an all-out war to save the precious vaquita before it’s too late.

Q&A after the film with special guest Carlos Loret de Mola, Mexico City, investigative journalist.

Come early to enjoy Virtual Reality in the lobby presented by EarthxFilm where we'll have the World Premiere VR The Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall.

Free but register here. Seating is limited.

Info: sarah.bisnette@earthxfilm.org

North Texas Master Naturalists: Applicant Open House - Dallas

Oct 22 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Rd
Dallas , TX

An open house for the Texas Master Naturalist program. NTMN will be accepting applications for its 2020 class from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems.