Jan 15 2020

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: Texas Master Naturalist Training - McKinney (Registration Deadline Jan. 15)

Dec 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jan 15 2020 - 5:00pm

Would you rescue a milkweed ?If the answer is yes, you just might be a Texas Master Naturalist!  

As a trained and certified Texas Master Naturalist you would be dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and restoration of Texas natural resources including native milkweed plants. 

The 2020 training class, sponsored by the Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist based in McKinney, begins in February 2020.  Completed applications will be accepted until January 15, 2020.  Learn more about why you might be a Texas Master Naturalist. 

Info: communications@bptmn.org

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City of Arlington: Leaf Recycling (Thru Feb. 21) - Arlington

Jan 1 2020 - 8:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 5:00pm
Four Collection Drop-Off Sites (See above) Arlington , TX

Beginning November 21, 2019 through February 21, 2020 Arlington residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free leaf recycling.

    •    Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.

    •    U.T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors

    •    Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors

    •    S.J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

In an effort to improve the environment and our community, this service is provided by the City of Arlington for Arlington residents only.

Please

    •    NO Contractors

    •    NO Trash or Tree Limbs

    •    NO Illegal Dumping

During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the Arlington Landfill free of charge. For information call 817-354-2300. Contractors are not allowed to drop off leaves at the other sites.

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan 14-May 19)

Jan 14 2020 - 7:00pm to May 19 2020 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas , TX

The College for Constructive Hell Raising is a semester-long, citizen-friendly seminar class designed to help DFW activists of all kinds approach their fights more strategically. Learn basic community organizing lessons from veterans of local social justice campaigns from the last 50 years to present.

January 14
History of Constructive Hell-Raising

January 28
The Four Dirty Words of Organizing

February 11
Group Decision-Making

February 25
Strategy vs Tactics

March 10
Critical Thinking

March 24
Perception is Everything

April 7
Real World Civics

April 21
Effective Outreach

May 5
Means and Ends

May 19
The Qualities of a Good Organizer
GRADUATION

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Author of 'Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches' - Fort Worth

Jan 15 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Charles Kruvand will share scenic photographs and engaging stories from his latest book: Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches. One of the last wild rivers in Texas, the 416-mile long Neches in east Texas is one of the few remaining hardwood river systems in the U.S.  Encompassing bottomland forests, the Neches reminds us of what we may lose if we don't protect and preserve natural areas for future generations.

Charles Kruvand is an Austin-based photographer and writer.  His photographs are featured in The Living Waters of Texas by Ken Kramer, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Art in Service to the Environment Award by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. 

Potluck at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and your own cup. Drinks, plates and utensils supplied.

The Garden is now charging entrance fees, but no fees are required for attending the meeting. Just tell the security guard at the gate that you are going to the Sierra Club meeting.