June 1, 2019

Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabiltators: Wildlife Intro to Squirrels - Arlington

Jun 1 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
City of Arlington Animal Services
1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd
TX

This class is an introduction into wildlife for rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill and injured squirrels. 

Topics include:

- Rehab/Rescue

- Is Rehabbing for you?

- Types of Squirrels

- Development and Housing

- Release

- Medical, Supplies, and Feeding

- Health Risks

This course will consist of a lecture and class discussions. The fee will cover classroom instruction, the class manual and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class, 

Fee: $20

Info: Kim West at 817-271-4622 or kdcwest@sbcglobal.net.

Register on link below.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Natural Born Botanists - Dallas

Jun 1 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Insects make the best botanists. This talk is geared toward entomologists who would like to learn how to ID plants by what insects are found on them.

$15.

Class price includes general admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. Stay after the class to explore our two-story Butterfly House and our 7.5 acre garden full of native and adapted plants.

June 2, 2019

North American Prairie Conference: Healthy Prairie, Healthy Watersheds - Houston

Jun 2 2019 - 8:00am to Jun 5 2019 - 5:00pm
Houston , TX

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference's homebase will be the fascinating and highly imperiled coastal prairie. Greater Houston is in the midst of a coastal prairie revival, with pristine sites being conserved, prairies being restored, and even urban 'pocket prairies' popping up in the heart of the city. 

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will draw some of the brightest minds in prairie conservation, restoration, education, and communications from Texas, the Southeast, and the Midwest. 

Animal Connection of Texas: National Animal Rights Day - Dallas

Jun 2 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E Lawther Dr
Dallas , TX

One day each year set aside to celebrate and honor animals. If you believe animals should be free from abuse, you belong here! This free event features a moving ceremony honoring animals, live music, inspiring speakers and plant based food. 

NARD t-shirt reservation is open! Reserve today so you get the size you want: https://www.facebook.com/events/391543561633517/permalink/416462792474927/ ***

If you would like to participate in the ceremony segment of this event, send your name and email to thenarddallas@gmail.com. A NARD t-shirt is required to be part of the ceremony. If you have one from last year, you won't need a new one, the design is the same. We welcome all animal advocates whether they are able to donate or not. If this is the case, let us know and we’ll work things out.

June 4, 2019

Texas Agriife Water University: Top 100 Plants for North Texas - Dallas

Jun 4 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Colleyville Public Library
110 Main St
Colleyville , TX

Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants can be native or transplants too! Create a lush and vibrant landscape with our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas landscape. You’ll also learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, how to choose the right plant for the right place as well as tips to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year-round.

Register 

June 5, 2019

Arlington Conservation Council: Friends of the Parks - Arlington

Jun 5 2019 - 7:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

One of ACC's top 2019 priorities is to connect, advocate, and enhance Friends of the Parks groups in Arlington. The purpose of this meeting is to inform ACC members and friends about our parks and to discuss what coordinated steps could be taken to assist Friend's groups in future projects. 

Each Friends group will talk for a few minutes about their park, their projects, successes, issues and future plans. Afterward, there will have a short question and answer session. Invitees include representatives from the Blackland Prairie, Crystal Canyon, O. S. Gray, Randol Mill Park, River Legacy, Southwest Nature Preserve and the Molly Hollar Wildscape.

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June 7, 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Grand Opening of Hines Park - Dallas

Jun 7 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
Hines Park
9601 Harry Hines Boulevar
Dallas , TX

Groundwork Dallas will host the grand opening of Hines Park in West Dallas. This small park was once a neglected and litter-filled green space. Groundwork Dallas adopted the park over four years ago and has added a loop trail, rock garden, wildlife viewing platform, benches and fencing to make this a beautiful sanctuary in an industrial part of the city. 

Groundwork Dallas will provide light refreshments, binoculars for birdwatching and a guided walk around Hines Park on trails they built. There will also be a BioBlitz, which National Geographic defines as “an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time,” starting at 10 a.m. 

Info: 214-422-3219 or info@groundworkdallas.or

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling North Texas: Legislative Luncheon - Arlington

Jun 7 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive Transportation Council Room
Arlington , TX

Join STAR North Texas for the biennial Legislative Update Luncheon. Hear from STAR’s Executive Director Jordan Fengel and Rich Abramowitz, director of Communications and Govt. Relations for Duracell, on recycling-related bills passed during the 86th Texas Legislature. This event will give participants a thorough understanding of state legislation relating to materials management and will explore solutions to advance waste diversion in Texas.

Topics include:

Recap of the 86th Legislative Session

STAR’s bills SB 649 and HB 286

Trends and what’s to come

Tickets: $35.

Sponsorships are available for $250 and include 2 tickets, as well as your company's logo on all marketing materials and recognition at the event.

Register on the link below.

Info: sadibi89@gmail.com

June 8, 2019

Dallas Sierra Club: Climate Walk - Dallas

Jun 8 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Dallas Farmers Market
920 South Harwood St.
Dallas , TX

A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Info: Chris Guldi, caguldi03@gmail.com or 214 830-5230.

Register on link below.

North Texas Water Garden Society: Annual Tour of Ponds - DFW

Jun 8 2019 - 9:00am to Jun 9 2019 - 5:00pm
Purchase tour guide for locaitons DFW , TX

The North Texas Water Garden Society pond tour features 40 ponds across DFW. Go to NTWGS.org to purchase a tour guide for $20, which entitles a whole carload of people to tour for the weekend, June 8-9, Saturday from 9  a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Celina Garden Club: Garden Tour - Celina

Jun 8 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Celina Downtown Square
Walnut @ Ohio Sts
Celina , TX

Tour of eight area home gardens and wineries.

Advance tickets are $20, and will be available online beginning March 16 at www.celinagardenclub.org, for pickup starting at 8 a.m. on tour day in Celina’s historic downtown square, near Walnut and Ohio Streets. Same-day tickets may also be purchased there for $25.

Tickets will also be sold at four area retailers: Annie Jack, 222 W. Walnut St., Celina; D&L Farm and Home, 811 N. Louisiana Drive, Celina; Texas Seasons Nursery, 807 N. Preston Road, Celina; and Cristina’s Stone & Garden Center, 14400 Preston Road, Frisco.

Presented by the Celina Garden Club, the self-guided tour winds through the picturesque countryside of Celina, providing stunning views of its vast farmlands and gently rolling terrain as well as rare glimpses at several of area’s most impressive gardens.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Aquaponics Tour - Dallas

Jun 8 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas , TX

Tour one of the oldest aquaponics labs in North Texas at the Mountain View College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. This event will include a classroom presentation with Q&A followed by a tour of the installation. 

Free.

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Friends of Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: BBQ & Bluegrass Fundraiser - Lewisville

Jun 8 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Cicada Pavilion 201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

Fundraiser supporting Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. 

$30/adults. $5/children under 12.

June 9, 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Trinity River Clean Up Paddling Trip - Dallas

Jun 9 2019 - 9:00am
California Crossing Boat Launch
1633 California Crossing Rd
Dallas , TX

Groundwork Dallas, Dallas Downriver Club and Trinity Nature Conservancy, will lead a 5-mile trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, picking up trash along the way, before landing at the Frasier Dam Recreation Area. A cookout and music will await paddlers leaving the water. 

This event, coordinated by the Dallas Downviver Club, is part of an effort by The Trinity Nature Conservancy and Groundwork Dallas to both improve the beauty of the Elm Fork, and encourage use of a newly improved paddling trail.

To join the fun, call Teresa Patterson at 214-478-7856 for a rental canoe/kayak or bring your own! Then, register with Dale Harris, Dallas Downriver Club at TRPT-Manger@down-river.com.

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June 10, 2019

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Summer Camp - Fort Worth (June 10- July 29)

Jun 10 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 29 2019 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Looking for fun activities and ways to immerse your children in nature? Sign up for one or more of FWNC&R's Summer Natural History Adventures. The summer camps are available for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Kindergarten adventures are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon.
First – 6th grade adventures are held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on designated weeks.

Details and registration: Go to website the link below or call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

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