Environmental Events

What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!

If your nonprofit group or organization would like to list your events in GreenSourceDFW, please submit it via email to events@greensourcedfw.org. Events will be screened.

August 01, 2014

Fri, 08/01/2014 (Ongoing) - Fri, 10/31/2014 (Ongoing)
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX
United States

Once described as being so numerous that they obscured the sun when in flight, the passenger pigeon is now extinct. This year, Project Passenger Pigeon marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. From Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in this nationwide program to bring the subject of conservation to the forefront through informative and interactive exhibit installations and presentations. The Heard is one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection, and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event. $6-$9.

August 29, 2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 (Ongoing) - Thu, 11/13/2014 (Ongoing)
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Ephemera: Winged Creatures of Texas, a new show by Fort Worth-based artist and environmentalist Billy Hassell, will grace the walls of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. The expressive paintings, watercolors and other works on paper featured in this exhibit employ a colorful graphic style and explore the interrelationships of native plants and the birds and insects they support. 

Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 6, 6pm to 8pm.  

Free.  More on Billy Hassell.

September 21, 2014

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Drive
Dallas, TX
United States

Help remove invasive plants that are growing by leaps and bounds with the warm weather. Bring work gloves, sun hats and sun protection, water, and your favorite tools for weeding.

Info: Marcie Haley marcieh@gmail.com or 214-535-9373

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville, TX
United States

Imagination Yoga instructors lead kids ages 2-12 on an exciting, story-based journey through yoga poses and kindness curriculum. LLELA’s covered pavilion, beautiful pollinator garden and forest are the setting for this engaging class. $10. Info: Aimee Leach: AimeeLeach@ImaginationYoga.com

September 23, 2014

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Stacy's Furniture
1900 South Main St Community Room
Grapevine, TX
United States

The month’s program is Trees 101 given by Kevin Mitchell, Grapevine Parks & Recreation Director. All welcome. Info: publicity@grapevinegardenclub.org

Gardening Lifestyle
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
4515 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States

Learn about the basics of hiking. In this class, our experts will share tips and tricks on all aspects of hiking. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, along with local resources and places to go. Free.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lake Highlands UMC
9015 Plano Rd Fellowship Hall
Dallas, TX
United States

The city of Dallas’ Waste Diversion Unit will provide a free class on how to start an outdoor composting project and how to create an indoor vermi-composting bin using these valuable materials. Door prizes! Free. RSVP:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E45AFAD2C7-composting/


September 25, 2014

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
4515 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday evening each month, except for November and December.

Social and snacks @ 6:30 pm, educational lecture @ 7 pm.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bob Duncan Community Center Garden Room
2800 S Center St
Arlington , TX
United States

Speaker: Bill Collins on Native Trees.

September 26, 2014

Fri, 09/26/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 09/28/2014 (Ongoing)
Bell County Expo Center Belton, TX
United States

Be a part of an event that has been helping drive the market for renewable energy, organic/sustainable gardening and farming, green/sustainable building and living and alternative transportation since the turn of the century.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville, TX
United States

Meet us at a cozy campfire for traditional campfire fun, which may include stories, songs, a craft for children and of course toasted marshmallows. $10. Registration required:972-219-3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu.

September 27, 2014

Sat, 09/27/2014 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States


Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com

Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com 

Georgia’s Farmers Market, Plano: http://www.georgiasfarmersmarket.com 

McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp



Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com 

Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket

Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org  

Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com 

Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org  

Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicfarm.com 

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

Little D Farmers Market: http://littledfarmersmarket.com

Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com

White Rock Local Market, Dallas: http://whiterocklocalmarket.org



Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org



Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm

Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com 



Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com



Burleson Farmers Market 




Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com



Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp



Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com

Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket

Colleyville Farmer’s Market: http://www.colleyvillefarmersmarket.com

Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com

Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints

Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net  

Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com

Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com

Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com 

Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com 

Mansfield Farmers Market: http://mansfieldfarmersmarket.net/

Southside Urban Farmers Market, Fort Worth, http://southsideurbanmarket.com


Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:30am - 11:00am

Meet at corner of Hwy 274 & CR 4042 near Tolosa Baptist Church and the feed store, South Hwy 274 between Kemp and Tool. Closest address: 19101 Texas Hwy 274, Kemp, TX 75143

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX
United States

Invaders of Texas is a citizen-science based invasive species detection, reporting and management system presented by Texasinvasives.org. Participation in the Invaders of Texas workshop will provide the training and skills necessary to find, identify and report new populations of invasive species, leading to their management and eradication.

Workshop topics include an introduction to the invasive species problem, field preparation and safety, invasive plants, animals and pests, data collection and GPS/mobile app use. We will also cover a new feature on Texasinvasives.org, the "Eradicator Calculator," which is designed to help organize and record volunteer-based eradication efforts.

Bring a camera and GPS or smartphone if available. Please bring your own lunch. Free. Space is limited. RSVP: 817-860-6752.

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Various locations (see below) Ft Worth, TX
United States

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Recycling / Reuse
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville, TX
United States

Hike one of LLELA’s many trails and commune with nature during this two-hour hatha yoga class. $15. Info: Laura Scott: RoamingYogiDenton@gmail.com.

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Ray Roberts Dam Road Denton, TX
United States

This regional event will celebrate the Ray Roberts Greenbelt through experiential outdoor activities, live music and good food. Attendees can test their skills at archery, climbing, kayaking, biking, and geo-caching; view demonstrations by historians and craftsmen of the Cross Timbers eco-region; or take a carriage ride down the Greenbelt Trail. Kids will enjoy birds of prey and reptile exhibits, pony rides, Backyard Bass competition and an inflatable obstacle course and slide. GreenFest will emphasize outdoor fun, respect for nature and boating and water safety.

Greenfest 2014 is organized by the Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County, together with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the City of Denton. Proceeds will go toward reopening the equestrian trail between Highways 428 and 455, repairing Greenbelt restrooms, installation of a wetland viewing deck and trail, if approved by the USACE, and support of the Greenbelt Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to stewardship of the Lewisville/Ray Roberts Greenbelt.

Grammy award-winning Brave Combo will be performing from 4-6pm. Other acts TBA.

Info: Lauren Poleski: 682-365-8677 or Poleski.Lauren@gmail.com

September 28, 2014

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Hike the 72-acre Meadow Preserve at the monthly open house. Enter at gate on east side of Alma, south of Bethany. Free. Info@ConnemaraConservancy.org.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville, TX
United States

All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

October 02, 2014

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Rosen House Inn
1714 S. Henderson
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Fundraiser supporting Libby Willis, candidate for Texas State Senator, District 10. Willis is running for the office that Wendy Davis formerly held. Tickets: $40. 

Suggested donor contribution: $100 - $500.

RSVP: Larry Goodman, 817-875-0320 or larry-goodman@sbcglobal.net.