Topic: Water

Author and permaculture expert Nate Downey will speak on the water-harvesting industry as an economic engine that will drive the country toward real sustainability. Part of DCCCD's Clean economy series. $10. 

Downey will also host an all-day workshop on June 28.

The locally produced movie focuses on the rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17, 2013, where 50,000 people from around the country came in freezing weather and said NO to the Keystone XL pipeline. It includes footage on the Texas bus that traveled 34 hours to the rally, along with exclusive footage and interviews with residents affected by the devastating oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas....

Patrick Dickinson, urban water program coordinator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, will present a general overview of various water conservation methods including drip irrigation; new water conserving technologies; cycle and soak; lawn care during drought; foundation watering; tree watering; irrigation scheduling; and rainwater harvesting. Learn how to...

Fifth annual conference hosted by  Coastal Prairie Partnership and Native Prairies Association of Texas. This year's conference will focus on challenges to conserving, restoring and educating about prairies.

Audience: Resource professionals, private landowners, volunteers (including Texas Master Naturalists), educators, landscape architects. 

Cost: Field experiences (...

Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, stroll through the teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close. Free. 

Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, stroll through the teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close. Free. 

Outdoor festival featuring public kite flying, show and stunt kites, North Texas Hang/Paragliding Association, kite giveaway, Blackland Prairie raptors, face painting, and paper airplane making. See website for complete schedule. Free. Parking @ Riverfront and Commerce for a fee. Park at 146 Commerce St for $4-$6.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center’s mission is to both educate the public and provide research opportunities in the areas of water quality and supply, wildlife management and wetland systems. 

WE will tour a section of property. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. A light lunch will be hosted by Tricia Holderman at her home next door after the tour. Cost: Free/members, $5/...

Sharon Wilson, Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability project leader for the Texas and Gulf Region, will speak about “Toxic Degradation of the Environment.”

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the actions we can take to oppose building a tollroad inside the Dallas levee system.   

We will review the following:

our meeting schedule and location for the next 4 months;

our position and comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement...