Oct 5 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm



Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or [email protected].


Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or [email protected].


Arlington Water Utilities: Value of Water Coloring Contest - Arlington (Entry deadline Oct. 14)

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 14 2019 - 5:00pm

Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington ISD students to think about the irreplaceable role water plays in their lives and in the environment, with the Value of Water Coloring Contest.

Arlington students in kindergarten through the fourth grade are invited to enter the contest by drawing, coloring and illustrating a picture with their answer to the sentence, "Because I have water, I can…" 

Pre-kindergarten students can enter the contest by completing one of three coloring sheets. All of the entry forms are available online at SaveArlingtonWater.com. One winner will be chosen in each of the six grades participating (pre-k, kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). 

The winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books, along with water bottles and other fun water-themed prizes. Additionally, the winners from each grade will be invited to the Nov. 5 Arlington City Council meeting for recognition of their work.

The contest kicked off Sept. 14. 

Tarrant Regional Water District, the Arlington Public Library and River Legacy Living Science Center are co-sponsoring the contest. Entry forms are available and can be turned in at all Arlington Public Library locations and River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

The deadline for entries is by the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 14.

Winners will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Oct. 23.

U.S. Forest Service: Public Feedback Deadline - Online (Deadline Oct. 10)

Oct 1 2019 - 7:00am to Oct 10 2019 - 5:00pm

Send your comments to the U.S. Forestry Service about oil and gas leasing in Texas grasslands and forests. Sierra Club has asked for an extension of the comment period. Sierra Club recommends no more drilling. If you would like to read Houston Sierra Club's Brandt Mannchen's detailed comments, send him an email at [email protected].

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fall Plant Sale & Mariposa Market - Fort Worth (Thru Oct. 5)

Oct 4 2019 - 2:00pm to Oct 5 2019 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Two of our most popular events have joined forces to bring you two days of fun for the whole family. Join us as we honor the Hispanic heritage at Mariposa Market, and pick up some fall color for your flower beds at Fall Plant Sale. 

Friday, October 4, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. -  p.m.


These events are free to the public.

Events take place in The Grove area. To reach the Grove free of charge, visitors must park in Parking Lot D (3408 West Freeway) and enter through the Lot D Gate.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Advanced Bird Walk - Seagoville

Oct 5 2019 - 7:00am to 9:00am
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Master Birder Stewards lead a walk, IDing the birds of the Wetland. This is an advanced class and the pace will be fast. Those participating are expected to have this knowledge regarding bird identification. This tour includes special limited access by carpooling with the leaders into the Wetland.

Pre-registration required.


John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Walk & Talk Bird Tour - Seagoville

Oct 5 2019 - 7:00am to 9:00am
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Learn about the birds who live at the Wetland on this walking tour. You will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds. Binoculars and field guides are available for use.

Free with $5 admission. No pre-registration required.

City of Denton: Stream Clean - Denton

Oct 5 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Denton City Hall
215 E McKinney St
Denton , TX

Volunteer for Stream Clean, an annual event that improves the appearance of our city and impacts our quality of life by targeting specific waterways in and around Denton. When litter makes its way into our storm drains and drainage ditches, it doesn't stop there - it ends up in our lakes, streams, and rivers. 

By preregistering for the event, you will be able to pick up your supplies during early check-in and head straight to your cleanup site on the day of the event. If you are registering a group, you will be able to pick up for your group members as long as you have signed waivers.

Preregistration ends Sep. 30, but on-site registration will be available the day of the event from 8 to 8:45 a.m at City Hall Main.

Early Check-in

If you preregister for Stream Clean, you will be able to turn in your waivers and pick up supplies during the following times at event headquarters:

Thursday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Following the cleanup, join us for a free volunteer lunch at either City Hall or the Camp Copass site. 


Event Schedule

Day-of-event registration, 8 to 8:45 a.m. at City Hall

Citywide cleanup, 9 to 11 a.m.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, 11 a.m. to noon

Acton Nature Center: Monarch Tagging Event - Granbury

Oct 5 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Acton Nature Center
6900 Smokey Hill Ct
Granbury , TX

Learn about the Monarch Watch Program which has studied this incredible butterfly for twenty years. Your journey will include 5 education stations; monarch life cycle, monarch art, migration, a puddling activity and the actual capture and release of live butterflies. Volunteers will assist you with how to gently capture and tag Monarchs.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour - DFW

Oct 5 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
See website for locations DFW , TX

10th annual self-guided tour of homes, businesses and public buildings across North Texas, all of which all feature solar installations and other renewable energy features. Talk to homeowners and solar experts. Workshops, demos and exhibits. Free!

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Author of 'Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird'- Fort Worth

Oct 5 2019 - 10:00am
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Ft Worth , TX

FWAS hosts internationally known author, researcher and conservationist Katie Fallon. Her latest book, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird will be discussed along with

wide-ranging anecdotes about her travels and discovery of the natural world. She will also be

signing her book for those that bring it and we hope to have copies for sale to those who’d like to

purchase it. A continental breakfast will be served along with hot coffee.

Time TBA

Info: Michael Francis, [email protected]

Event Website:

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Plant Sale - Arlington

Oct 5 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

Come early to select from more than 100 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Including host plants for butterflies and nectar plants for pollinators. Many hard-to-find species.

For a full gallery of the native plants available at the sale, visit this photographic display, grouped by landscape/habitat use.



Botanical Research Institute of Texas: America's Flora Gallery Talk - Fort Worth

Oct 5 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

BRIT is proud to host the landmark exhibition, Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora, as part of a worldwide project organized by the American Society of Botanical Artists. America’s Flora features original works by contemporary American artists portraying plants native to the United States and is one of many national exhibitions launched simultaneously in 25 countries on six continents.

Join us for a gallery talk and public reception with the American Society of Botanical Art Director of Exhibitions, Carol Woodin. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the exhibition's curator and take in the best of contemporary American botanical art. A complimentary dessert and coffee reception will follow.

his talk details how 25 countries joined together to highlight their own native plants through botanical artworks created specifically for this project. Learn the back stories of some of the countries’ projects, the artworks and the wild plant species depicted. We’ll take a closer look at some of the U.S. native plants included in "America’s Flora.” 

The exhibit will be up until Nov. 27.