April 15, 2019

Native Plant Society of Dallas: Managing Soil Biology for Ecosystem Health - Dallas

Apr 15 2019 - 7:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road Fellowship Hall
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Heather Rinaldi, Texas Worm Ranch

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

April 20, 2019

Bank of America: Free Document Shredding - Plano

Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Christ United Methodist Church
3101 Coit Road
Plano , TX

There is no limit to the documents you can bring for shredding. The only limit is time or the truck getting full. So we would recommend come fast if you have a lot of documents to shred.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Shred old/unnecessary personal items.

The shredding event takes place at the same location and the timing overlaps with the city of Plano's electronic recycling event (9-11 a.m.) which is also open to the community. You don't have to be a Plano resident to participate.

Bring: old bills, old checks, brochures, paper, file folders, credit card offers, photos, dated bank statements, old tax info, post-its, envelopes, newspaper.

Info: rashida.roberson@bankofamerica.com

City of Grapevine: Earth Day Celebration - Grapevine

Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Town Square Gazebo
325 S. Main St
Grapevine , TX

Fun family event featuring educational presentations and vendors to will help us learn to live more environmentally friendly. Held in partnership with Keep Grapevine Beautiful and Grapevine’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. 

Info: charris@grapevinetexas.gov

Friends of Acton Nature Center: Nature Run - Granbury

Apr 20 2019 - 10:00am
5650 Matlock Rd
Granbury , TX

11th annual 5K.

 

April 26, 2019

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW

Apr 26 2019 - 7:00am to Apr 29 2019 - 11:45pm

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 26 - 29. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event! 

The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

April 27, 2019

City of Mansfield: Earth Day - Mansfield

Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Chris W. Burkett Service Center
620 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Fun, educational festival featuring:

    •    Children's Activities

    •    Adult Education Speakers/Booths

    •    Stream Trailer Education

    •    Butterfly Release

    •    Tarrant County Master Gardeners 

    •    Musical Entertainment

    •    Natural Product Vendors

    •    Rain Barrel Silent Auction

    •    Food Trucks and More!

Info: 817-728-3610, rebecca.sales@mansfieldtexas.gov

Free. 

Keep Mansfield Beautiful: Earth Day - Mansfield

Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Chris W. Burkett Service Center
620 S. Wisteria Street
Mansfield , TX

Food trucks, kid's fishing tournament and petting zoo, rain barrel auction, butterfly release, falconer, tiny house and smart car displays, natural products, eco friendly demonstrations, educational booths, upcycled artwork and more! Free admission and parking.

Info: Jan Hurlbut, jan_hurlbut@yahoo.com

May 4, 2019

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Landscaping Certification - Dallas

May 4 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Blvd
Dallas , TX

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. 

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes 

Level 2: Landscape Design with Native Plants 

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes 

Level 4: Stewardship of Native Plant Communities (to be developed) 

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Subsequent levels may be taken in any order. 

NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape.

$65 ($50 for NPSOT members.)

More info on website link below.

May 7, 2019

Dallas Sierra Club: Wilderness Navigation - Dallas

May 7 2019 - 6:30pm to May 8 2019 - 9:00pm
Whole Foods Market
Preston Road and Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

Learn the fundamentals of navigating your way in the wilderness in this fun and comprehensive two-night class. Among the subjects covered are: looking for and purchasing different type maps, how to read maps, how not to get lost, map use if you do get lost, different kinds of compasses and how to use your compass. There will be some discussion about GPS, but our main focus is learning how to use a map and compass so you're not trusting your navigation (and life) to something that takes batteries. If you have a compass, bring it. If not, we'll have extras you can use and will show you what to look for when you purchase your own.

$40. Cost covers both nights and handout materials. We encourage online signups by Monday before the class (click here) or you can pay with cash or check at the door. A half-day hike the following Saturday or Sunday with the class instructors Arthur Kuehne and Bill Greer will be offered to class participants who want to practice their new skills.

May 11, 2019

The Environmental League: Trash Dash 5K & Eco Fair - Dallas

May 11 2019 - 8:30am
Northeast (Fair Oaks) Transfer Station
7677 Fair Oaks Ave
Dallas , TX

Environmental League hosts the second annual 2019 Trash Dash 5k at Fair Oaks Park with the staff and students of Conrad H.S. and their Environmental League and NAF chapters.

Enjoy this exciting wooded trail while also helping students clean the park.

No strollers or pets.

$30-$40

Event Website:

May 19, 2019

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Landscaping Certification - Dallas

May 19 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Blvd
Dallas , TX

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. 

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes 

Level 2: Landscape Design with Native Plants 

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes 

Level 4: Stewardship of Native Plant Communities (to be developed) 

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Subsequent levels may be taken in any order. 

NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape.

$65 ($50 for NPSOT members.)

More info on website link below.

Event Location: 

May 20, 2019

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Native Trees/Urban Landscaping - Dallas

May 20 2019 - 7:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road Fellowship Hall
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Michael Parkey

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

May 21, 2019

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Prairie Restorations and Pollinator Gardens - Arlington

May 21 2019 - 7:00pm
West Arlington Police Station
2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Heather Bass, botanist and native landscaping consultant at BRIT, will provide an overview of lessons learned about successful native plant establishment and maintenance during three research projects looking at a native prairie restoration, a native prairie creation, and establishing sustainable urban pollinator gardens. 

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

Event Website:

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. 

June 8, 2019

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.

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