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Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/23/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
June 21st FREE Third Thursday
Trinity Bird Count Celebration Finale
Free admission all day Open 9AM-9PM.
Guided hikes and animal encounters throughout the day. Kids crafts, story time and bird conservation activities.
7PM Trinity Bird Count Wrap Up
Special guest speaker, Karen Walz, will present a summary of the Trinity Bird Count citizen science census throughout the Trinity River Corridor during the past year.
FREE Every month on Third Thursday:
Citizen Science Activities:
Amphibian Watch 6:30PM
Chimney Swift Watch 30 min prior to sunset
6-8PM Locavore food tastings and live music
8PM Owl Prowl with Audubon State Director of Education, Ben Jones
6-7:30PM Paddling 101 class $15 per person Call 214-309-5812 for reservations
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Water Conservation Symposium Set for Thursday in Waco
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and a number of other organizations are sponsoring a Brazos Valley Water Conservation Symposium in Waco this Thursday, June 21 to highlight the ways in which the region may meet its water needs through enhanced water conservation. The symposium, subtitled “The Business Case for Water Conservation,” is aimed at water utility professionals and local decision-makers but the general public is welcome to attend. Co-sponsors of the symposium include the national Alliance for Water Efficiency, the Brazos River Authority, the City of Waco, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Texas Water Foundation.
“Water Conservation is essential to meeting our state's future water needs,” said Jennifer Walker, Water Resources Specialist with the Sierra Club. “Our goal with this symposium is to provide utilities with the tools to plan for and implement water conservation programs in their communities. We have brought together experts in water conservation to share their experience and lessons learned with Brazos Valley area water providers so that they may have the best conservation programs possible.”
Newly-appointed Commissioner Toby Baker of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will keynote the symposium. Featured presentations will focus on state water conservation requirements, national efforts to promote conservation, the success of the San Antonio Water System in pursuing conservation while sustaining the financial health of the utility, and the progress made on water efficiency in North Texas through networking by area water providers. The symposium will close with a panel discussion of representatives from medium-sized Texas water utilities about their experiences in implementing water conservation.
The symposium in Waco is similar to events held in the Austin and Houston-Galveston metropolitan areas last year and this spring. Those events sparked enhanced water conservation and drought response actions in those metropolitan areas and have spurred more information exchange and even joint projects among water suppliers in those areas.
The Brazos Valley symposium will be held at the Hilton Waco. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 AM, and the sessions will run from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided to attendees. Cost of the symposium is $35. Persons wishing to attend may register online through the Texas Water Foundation at www.texaswater.org. The full agenda for the symposium is available at that web address. For more information, call the Texas office of the Sierra Club in Austin at 512-477-1729.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
We have been invited to tour a local business that manufactures, and RECYCLES styrofoam! Yes, that useful, stable and decidedly difficult to recycle substance IS recyclable. Not only that, but it is 100% recycleable. Come see how it's done.
Lunch is available from The Texas Harvest Pie Company in Keller for $10.00. RSVP for lunch is no later than Wendesday, June 20.
Your choice of Turkey, Beef, Ham or Veggie Sandwich on Rye, Wheat or Whole Grain. Sides include mixed greens or chips. Potato salad may be available, please include your request with the RSVP as well as a preferred alternative.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Adriatica
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m (or until sell-out)
The Adriatica market is located at 6851 Virginia Pkway, (the corner of Virginia Pkway. and Adriatic Pkway.), McKinney, TX 75071
Click here for a map
Here are some of the vendors at the market for the 2012 season:
Alice the Facepainter (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
AP Apiaries (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Berry Best Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica, seasonal blueberries)
Chef Milton's Chili Nuts (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Donna's Crafty Creations
Dream Art Glass (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Local Family Farms (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Lucidos Herbs, Pasta, Sauces and Canned Vegetables (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Luscombe Farms (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Purple Ranch Lavender (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Rehoboth Ranch Meats (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Stephanie's Cookies (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
St. Lucia Bread Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
The Tamale Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Three Red Hens Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Come on down and enjoy an old time market…sometimes we’ll have special events and entertainment! While not as diverse as the old Jockey Lot held in downtown McKinney during the mid 20th century, we’ll try to re-create the feel of the old market days. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while!
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking Night Out
with NTCRA and USGBC North Texas Chapter!
(North Texas Corporate Recycling Association and US Green Building Council)
Thank you to our sponsors - EWD and Balcones Resources
Thursday, June 21
4pm - 7pm
Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth Stockyards
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 19th at noon!
Bring a new contact to enter into the door prize drawing!
We'll provide networking, new contacts, appetizers and your first drink!
All guests are welcome to bring a door prize from your company for some additional recognition!
Parking & Entrance notes: Park in the parking lot across the street on the north side of the building.Enter from the VIP door on the North side of the building where the registration table will be setup and your will be directed to the L bar straight ahead.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 6:30pm
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Beer & Bones (Museum of Nature & Science Public Program)
- Beer & Bones parties offer adults 18 and up a special nighttime look at the Museum of Nature & Science’s traveling exhibits, permanent collection and unique chances to see artifacts not usually available to the public. Each Beer & Bones party features special grown-up activities, a DJ to pump things up, light snacks and a cash bar to toast these very special occasions! Advance tickets for Beer & Bones are available online or by calling 214-428-5555. Cost: Members: $8/Non-members: $12
Parking, as usual, is FREE!
Beer & Bones: Space Cadets – National Space Society of North Texas will discuss the summer solstice
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Date: Tue, 2011/06/21 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
7PM Trinity Bird Count Summary
Special guest speaker, Karen Walz, concludes the year of citizen-science bird counts along the Trinity River Corridor. Come find out how many unique species were sighted and which are on the rise or in decline. Learn how you can get involved in future area bird counts.