Topic: Water

Rainwater harvesting is a viable alternative water source for your landscape, garden, livestock, firefighting and both indoor non-potable and potable uses. Rainwater University will have presentations and hand on training from rainwater harvesting experts from around the country. From constructing a 55-gallon rain barrel or small home system; designing and installing large commercial rainwater...

How much water to use when gardening and the types and timing of delivery will all be discussed in this informative class. Free.

Info: or 817-459-6628.

This program will give property managers techniques on implementing indoor water conservation, drip irrigation, new water conserving technologies, cycle and soak, lawn care during drought or water restrictions, proper plant selection, foundation watering, tree watering, and irrigation scheduling. This class is intended for property managers associated with homeowner associations,...

Learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.  Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be the speaker...

Presenters Dustan Compton, Arlington's conservation program coordinator, and ACC board president Danny Kocurek will explain how to hook up that nice rain barrel you made or bought, how to use it when it gets full, how to deal with common problems like overfill and how to scale it up.

They will demonstrate a 55-gallon rain barrel, a 600-gallon homemade approach and a 3,000-gallon...

Learn about wildfires and their importance to the prairie. Lucas Fire Department will have fire trucks on hand for kids to check out. See how to be firewise around your home to keep it safe from wildfires. Meet the BPRC raptors. $3-$5.

First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church is showing the Dolphin Blue documentary, Cry Heard ‘Round the World: The Journey to DC to Take a Stand for Mother Earth. The film documents the bus trip from Texas to the DC Climate Rally in February 2013. Free. Info: Karl at

8:30am-noon: Community Clean Up. Register @

10am-1pm: Environmental & Health Fair. Booths promoting healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. Kid's activities, workshops. Paper shredding for residents. Clothes, housewares and electronics collection.


The Dallas City Council will vote on a proposal to ban single use plastic bags or to impose a fee to discourage use. 



In addition to the discounts on select native and adaptive plants, you can talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Central Texas. See website for other dates and locations.