Feb 29 2020

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, lunapaulab@gmail.com

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Urban Forest Master Plan Community Survey

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 29 2020 - 5:00pm

the City of Dallas working with The Texas Trees Foundation and Davey Resource Group, Inc. has kicked-off off the development of the City of Dallas’ first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a road map for the City of Dallas, providing detailed information, recommendations and resources needed to proactively manage and grow the city’s tree canopy. It will provide a shared vision for the future of the urban forest to help inspire us to care, plant and protect our trees here in Dallas.

Throughout the Urban Forest Master Plan development process there will be opportunities for the community and stakeholders to learn about Dallas’ urban forest and to share ideas, thoughts and input on improving it. We hope you will participate in these opportunities — as your input is essential to building a sustainable and resilient urban forest in Dallas!

The goal is to unveil the Urban Forest Master Plan around Earth Day 2020.

Read more here.

Take the survey here.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Starbucks
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

Keep Texas Beautiful: Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline is March 31

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Mar 31 2020 - 5:00pm

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university next year, is eligible to apply.

Keep Texas Beautiful & TxDoT: Don't Mess with Texas Art Contest - Deadline April 24

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 24 2020 - 5:00pm

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 14 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. 

Each winner will also receive:

    •    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet

    •    Gift basket with Buc-ee's merchandise

    •    Their artwork framed and returned

    •    Opportunity to have their artwork shared on Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media

    •    Teachers representing students who produce the top 14 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Submissions are due April 24.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 9:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: The Dallas Arboretum is closed due to local and federal coronavirus precautions until further notice.

Dallas Blooms, one of the Southwest’s largest floral festival with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs from 100 bulb varieties, kicked off Feb. 28.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 10:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS as of 6 p.m. on March 19. 

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s recently restored conservatory and watch butterflies emerge during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays. Find out more at FWBG.org

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Earth Native Wilderness School: Map Reading and Natural Navigation - Bastrop

Feb 29 2020 - 9:00am to Mar 1 2020 - 4:00pm
Earth Native Campus
137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop , TX

Join Earth Native for a weekend of land navigation that will give you the tools that you need to navigate any landscape successfully using map and compass and natural navigation methods.

The first day of class will be focused on map reading, using a compass with a map and natural navigation methods. On the second day, students will get to test out their new skills navigating through a land navigation course.

$145

Trinity Park Conservancy: Volunteer Open House - Dallas

Feb 29 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Trinity Park Conservancy
1444 Oak Lawn Ave. Ste 200
Dallas , TX

Learn more about how you, your community or your corporate group can contribute to the care and maintenance of the Trinity River. And learn how to support ongoing outreach and engagement efforts to encourage our communities to enjoy it now.

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Seed Swap - Denton

Feb 29 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Bring those extra seeds you have been saving and exchange them for some new ones at the second annual Denton Seed Swap. This event will include free seeds in the form of seed balls or regular seeds you plant into the ground. We are partnering with the Emily Fowler Seed Library along with other community partners to make sure there are plenty of seeds to go around. 

Please only bring native, adaptive and cultivated seeds. DO NOT BRING SEEDS THAT BELONG TO INVASIVE SPECIES... please!

Free. 

Cedar Hill Discovery Garden: Seed Planting Workshop, Demo and DIY - Cedar Hill

Feb 29 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Zula B Wylie Library
225 Cedar St
Cedar Hill , TX

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? All materials provided for this free event.

Marshall Grain: Growing Culinary and Medicinal Herbs Indoors - Grapevine

Feb 29 2020 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave
Grapevine , TX

Herb expert Marilyn Buehler will teach you how to use fresh herbs to spice up your favorite dishes and even prepare helpful herbal remedies. An expert in all aspects of growing and using herbs and spices, she'll start by showing you how to grow own indoor herb garden and then answer all your questions about how to harvest them and use them — fresh or dried—in the kitchen as seasonings, or in herbal remedies.

Free.

Clean Eco Meetup - Dallas

Feb 29 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
La Madeleine
Preston and Forest NE corner of shopping center with Tom Thumb
TX

Gathering of local environmental group members to share information about local issues.

New location! Picasso's on Inwood is closed so group is meeting at nearby La Madeleine.

Topics to discuss:

a) Dallas Climate Plan - Let's talk about the plan, and how you can impact it.  

b) Marvin Nichols reservoir - John Lingenfelder of Sierra Club will talk about what Region C is doing to speed up a project we all thought was off the table till 2050.

c) EarthX and other Earthday events

d) DISD and the quest to electrify buses - Molly Rooke will discuss

e) Elections and Interim Hearings at the Legislature

f)  Dallas Climate Symposium March 3 - are you signed up?  

g) Your Projects 

 

Info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com or 214-557-2271

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Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Big Strike - Fort Worth

Feb 29 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Trinity Park Pavilion
2201 W 7th St
Ft Worth , TX

Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, lunapaulab@gmail.com