Oct 26 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.

 

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

 

Dallas Waterwise Landscape & Community Garden Tour - Dallas

Oct 26 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
White Rock Lake Pump Station
2900 White Rock Rd
Dallas , TX

The annual WaterWise Landscape and Community Garden Tour features landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities’ customers and community gardens located in Dallas. This 25th anniversary tour is hosted by Dallas Water Utilities and Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability.

Visit headquarters at White Rock Lake Pump Station for a paper map and a gift. The homes and community gardens featured on the tour are throughout Dallas.

Use the digital map at to plan your route.

Micro-talks on a variety of gardening topics will be held at some locations.  The schedule, topics and locations will soon be on the interactive map.

Info: melinda.magana@dallascityhall.com

Dallas Native Plant Society: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 26 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Join us under the Master Gardener Raincatcher's Pavilion for our Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser. Please donate any spare seeds and plants you might have.

Acton Nature Center: Discover Earth Science - Granbury

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Acton Nature Center of Hood County
6900 Smokey Hill Ct
Granbury , TX

Free public event in recognition of Earth Science Week.

Interactive Exhibits:

Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Aquifer Model

Agrilife Extension Stream Trailer

Texas Master Naturalist, Rio Brazos Chapter exhibit and touch table

Every Rock Tells a Story (geology)

Ancient Life of North Texas (fossils)

What’s in a Rock? (Why we need rocks to live.)

Rocks That Glow in the Dark

Dinosaur Valley State Park 

Edible Sedimentary Rocks

Discover and Recover a Fossil

Art with Rocks

Geo-Hikes

Texas HIstoric Tree Coalition: Tree Dedication - Arlington

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 S. Bowman Springs Road
Arlington , TX

The Texas Historic Tree Coalition will dedicate a 200-year-old Caddo Oak, the newest addition to THTC's historic register. The post oak was nominated by Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve, which supports the 58-acre city-owned park. The tree is part of a post oak/blackjack oak forest on Kennedale Mountain, which dominates the preserve.

There is a moderately-difficult hike to the tree that takes about 30 minutes. Attendees will want to arrive early enough to hike to the tree for the 10 a.m. ceremony. A shuttle will be available from the SWNP parking lot to the north gate, providing closer access to the ceremony site for those who want a shorter walk.  

Free and open to public.

Info: mary_graves@sbcglobal.net

Event Website:

Bank of America: Free Shred Day - Fort Worth

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bank of America Parking Lot
3100 S University Dr
Ft Worth , 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, 877-869-7367, shannon.jenkins@bofa.com

Event Website:

City of Arlington: Drug Takeback - Arlington

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Don't flush your old medications or dump them in the trash. Drop them off at the following locations on Oct. 26: 

    •    North Police District, 620 W. Division Street, 817-459-5600 

    •    Walgreen's Pharmacy, 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd., 817-563-0142 

    •    East Police District, 2001 New York Ave., 817-459-5803 

    •    South Police District, 1030 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., 817-459-6640 

You can also drop them off at participating Walgreens yearround. See locations and guidelines.

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Lake Worth Monster Bash - Fort Worth

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Lake Worth Monster (“Goatman”) sighting. Fort Worth locals reported sightings of a hairy, tall, man-goat-beast. We are commemorating this event with hayrides, guided hikes, canoeing, and cryptozoologist talks. We want you to enjoy the habitat and recreation activities of the Goatman. In addition to all of these activities, we will be hosting Trails & Treats. You are used to it being in the evening hours for the past years. This year, we are offering it in the day with Monster Bash to create a fall festival-like atmosphere.

$1-$5. Children under 3 free.

Some activities have additional fees.

River Legacy: Nature Walk - Arlington

Oct 26 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
River Legacy Park
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided Nature Walk. Nature Walks are usually held the fourth Saturdays of every month.

Free. Space is limited. RSVP to 817-860-6752.

Texas Native Plant and Seed Exchange: Fall Native Plant, Seed Swap - Dallas

Oct 26 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Rooster Home and Hardware
10233 E NW HWY
Dallas , TX

The Texas Native Plant and Seed Exchange, along with the White Rock Lake Texas Native Plants gardening group, will be hosting a native plant swap just in time for the fall planting season @ Rooster Home Hardware.

This event is an opportunity to share Texas native plants, seeds, bulbs, corms, cuttings, as well as propagation tips and techniques. Because we are dedicated to conservation of Texas native plants, we ask that only plant species native to Texas be shared at this event (NO 'adapted' nonnatives, or horticultural favorites, or heirloom garden anything, etc.). 

In addition to the plant swap, we hope to have some fun and informative things going on at the event. Details will be shared soon, so be sure to check back and see what develops! Everyone is welcome, so please invite anyone that you think might be interested!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Costumed Night Hike - Pilot Point

Oct 26 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois
100 PW 4137 Lost Pines Amphitheater
Pilot Point , TX

This Halloween themed hike will focus on the wonders of the night. Hikers encouraged to bring Halloween costumes!

Bring water, comfortable shoes, flashlight (with red lens preferable), Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Note: This program is weather-dependent.

Free with paid entrance fee ($7 per adult ages 13 and up, children 12 and under are always free!)