by  Published in the Texas Observer on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 4:14 CST

           

Photos by Phillip Shinoda.

Environmentalists are riding a wave of optimism this week after the Dallas City Plan Commission confirmed it has included a 1,500-foot setback in the new gas drilling ordinance being drafted by the city. 

By Julie Thibodeaux

A coalition of supporters is lobbying to keep a little bit of country in the city. Merriwood Ranch is a horse riding facility and summer camp in Garland that’s been in operation since 1956. The 28-acre property was put up for sale this year by heirs after the owner and founder of Merriwood died last year. A developer has purchased the property and wants to build about 40 homes on the land. 

• The Climate Ride starts in the Big Apple and ends at the Capitol Sept 21-25.

By Julie Thibodeaux

By Julie Thibodeaux

More than 30 environmental enthusiasts turned out for the Green Source DFW Summer Mixer on July 18 at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas.

By Phillip Shinoda   

Last Sunday, about 30 supporters were prepared to block the trucks spraying for mosquitos at Eden's Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm in Balch Springs. But instead of a demonstration, there was a celebration. 

 By Julie Thibodeaux

Looking ahead, there are happenings for all ages to love this week. While up-and-coming conservationists can mingle at a new networking group, kids will enjoy close encounters with reptiles and adults can take a crash course in preparing food the way Grandma did.


 

June 9, 2013

 

• On May 25, according to organizers, the March Against Monsanto was held in 58 countries and more than 400 cities, including Dallas and Fort Worth. 


By Julie Thibodeaux


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