Topic: Water

Learn basic water harvesting strategies, how to calculate the amount of water that you can capture and then help you construct your own rain barrel. Each student will construct and go home with a rain barrel that is ready to start capturing water on their property. $75. Preregistration required. 

Paint Your Rain Barrel class follows at 12:30 p.m. Take both classes for a discounted...

Sign up to participate in the annual citywide cleanup from 8-11 am. From 11 am to 2pm, celebrate the earth at environmental education event, featuring green vendors, music, activities in downtown Fort Worth.

The program is part of the Dallas County Community College District's spring 2014 Clean Economy Series. Patrick Dickinson, program coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife in Dallas, is the featured speaker. 

The morning workshop will provide property managers with information about techniques they can implement for indoor water conservation; drip irrigation; new water...

The event will feature green vendors, entertainment, raffle and prizes. Learn ways to invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by going green. K thru 6 graders can bring juice pouches for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

Free. info@texasgreenfest.com

Fort Worth greenies get together for informal gathering. Info: Cheryl L. Marchand, cherylmarchand@sbcglobal.net or 817-896-6041.

UPDATE: Cancelled due to weather.

Find out what GMOs are and why they are a controversial subject; and learn about the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, which recycles water, provides habitat for fauna and provides sustainable water. Free. Info:  972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org. 

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. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required: 972-219-3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

Gardeners in this class will build a keyhole garden and learn how to utilize mounds of refuse (such as cardboard, magazines, tree branches and more) to create a “hot bed” of biological activity. Gardeners will learn how to utilize the entire bed in this water-wise technique, resulting in more produce per garden. $50.

Join other eco-friendly folks in a casual atmosphere. Info:  Alana Presley at alana.presley@gmail.com

UPDATE: This month's gathering is cancelled due to weather hazards.

Presenter: Carol Spruiell, Texas Conservation Alliance.

The future of wise water planning for Texas calls not only for smarter water use through conservation, but also for water recycling. There are two major ways to recycle water. One of these – filtering through created wetlands -- is already in place just minutes south of Dallas, the East Fort Wetland.

Another approach to...