Friends of White Rock Lake is a Dallas nonprofit focused on funding and research to sustain, conserve, restore and protect endangered, extirpated and rare native plant and wildlife species and habitat at White Rock Lake Park in partnership with Dallas Parks and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Dallas Trekkers is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes walking by creating walking routes in the DFW area and scheduling walking events. All of its events are open to the public. 

 

Nissa Salas of Nissa Salas Fitness is an avid runner and likes to run with her rescued dogs for exercise.  Looking on the ground became unbearable this summer, as she noticed trash everywhere and did not feel good about running in her own neighborhood. She elicited the support of area 5 City Councilman Rick Callahan to organize a cleanup they call 30/30/30.  On the 30th of every month, 30 volunteers are requested to pick up trash for at least 30 minutes.  Soon, local businesses wanted to get involved.  Diamond Empire Fitness provided the location at 7840 Carr St in Dallas, and Tire Raptor, Police Volunteer Kenneth Winn, and the Dallas Water Utilities also got involved.  between the August 30th and October 30th event, a total of twenty bags of litter were picked up.

Dallas Area Community Gardens (a working list, August 2010)

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

This list was compiled by Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) for the purpose of facilitating the interaction between community garden groups across North Texas, and to assist those who may wish to volunteer or in other way support the development of community gardening. 

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

Our meetings are held on the fourth Sunday each month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for November and December.
 
Our organization has been meeting continuously for 20 years. We accept anyone as a member.  One can attend the regular meetings for free.
 
Membership dues are $15/year for an individual, $20/year for a family membership.
 
Member-Only events:  Annual member's garden tour, Annual Fall Field trip, October Seed Exchange, December Holiday Party.

Mission:

To promote the conservation and restoration of Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) as a rare remaining example of native prairie that was indigenous to most of the Fort Worth area.

To facilitate use of THNA as an education and recreation resource for experiencing and understanding the natural environment of predevelopment Fort Worth.

To increase awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas through the annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest and other activities.

About Tandy Hills Natural Area:

Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160-acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960s and designated a “natural area” in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times.

Earthx, formerly Earth Day Texas, is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profits worlds to unite and show North Texans how green lifestyles choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

 

 

As a citizen lobbyist organization, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is creating the political will for a livable world by empowering individuals to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power.  

The North Texas Master Naturalists are Dallas County's volunteers for conservation. We lead hikes, give educational programs, engage in scientific research, and work on the land, all towards the goal of helping North Texans appreciate and preserve the natural systems they rely upon.

The Texas Master Naturalist(TM) volunteer program is coordinated by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and supported by a variety of local Organizations. Volunteers receive 40 hours of in-depth training in wildlife and natural resource management customized to focus on local ecosystems. In return, volunteers provide at least 40 hours of service per year in the form of community education and demonstration projects, while pursuing a minimum of 8 hours per year of advanced training in areas of special interest.


The Texas Master Naturalist program:
Increases volunteer capacity and leadership in local communities,
Enhances public awareness of local ecosystems and natural resources.

Describing New York City's first cohousing project, a New York Times article said cohousing speaks to people who want to own a home but not feel lost in an impersonal city. That's how we feel.

And we want to live sustainably, with a smaller carbon footprint. To know our neighbors, grow some of our own food and use our united buying power to support local farmers and dairies. We want to model a more resilient way of life for the DFW metroplex.

We want to live in a diverse community, with old and young, singles and couples, varied backgrounds.

We're growing a community of like-minded folks who'd like to live cooperatively in urban Dallas, close to a DART station.

Our vision is that the community is affordable, with a lease-to-own option if possible.

We're at the forming stage, which means we're drawing together a core group of people willing to commit financially.

We've located some possible properties; the investor-members will determine which property works for our shared vision.

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