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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

An open house for the Texas Master Naturalist program. NTMN will be accepting applications for its 2020 class from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems.

Audubon Texas is launching an exciting community initiative in Dallas. Texas is the epicenter of the energy industry. It’s also susceptible to climate change impacts. Hurricanes, extreme heat and changes in rainfall patterns are already impacting Texans, birds and wildlife across the state - and these threats will only worsen as average global temperatures continue to rise. That’s why Audubon Texas is calling for thoughtful action on carbon and a smart transition to clean energy sources. It’s the right thing for our communities, business, and wildlife. 

The Lone Star Broads are meeting at TRAC for a stewardship project followed by an educational hike around the center. All are welcome. RSVP: lonestarbroads@gmail.com. The group is the North Texas Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

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.

Please bring your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be provided.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.

Info: FriendsOfosgray@gmail.com

Give back to the community and lend a helping hand in Grapevine’s parks. Projects may include painting, planting, removal of invasive plants and litter pickup. This month, volunteers will receive a reusable shopping bag courtesy of Keep Grapevine Beautiful.  REGISTER HERE

Info: Cindy Harris at charris@grapevinetexas.gov with questions. 

Time: Cleanup 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and After Party 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

T-shirt cutoff date: Aug. 29

Online Registration cutoff date: Sept. 12

After party info:

·       11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion

·       Wristbands will be distributed at the cleanup location sites for access to the after party

Early packet pickup info:

·       Sept. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm at Glazer Building

Info:  Annette.Kirk@trwd.com

Meet at the parks playground area. Focus will be the creeks that run through the park. This park receives a tremendous amount of storm water, which brings a lot of trash with it. Gloves, bags and tools provided. Afterwards join us for a bite to eat and a beverage.

Volunteers needed to help trim back privet from the trail. It is an invasive species that grows rapidly in the spring and can overwhelm the trail if not tamed back. Bring trimmers, gloves and water. Snacks and extra hand loppers available.

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