Dec 12 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].


City of Mansfield: Holiday Grease Roundup - Mansfield (Nov. 25 thru Jan. 6)

Nov 25 2019 - 12:00am to Jan 6 2020 - 11:45pm
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Don't pour your holiday grease down the drain! Grease clogs your pipes and can even cause sewer backups. Protect your home, city and environment by recycling it during this regional collection event. Collected cooking oil and grease will be used to create biodiesel or turn it into biogas for energy production. Follow the signs on Wisteria Street and drop off your used oil at the collection station outside the gate near the dumpster.

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: Texas Master Naturalist Training - McKinney (Registration Deadline Jan. 15)

Dec 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jan 15 2020 - 5:00pm

Would you rescue a milkweed ?If the answer is yes, you just might be a Texas Master Naturalist!  

As a trained and certified Texas Master Naturalist you would be dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and restoration of Texas natural resources including native milkweed plants. 

The 2020 training class, sponsored by the Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist based in McKinney, begins in February 2020.  Completed applications will be accepted until January 15, 2020.  Learn more about why you might be a Texas Master Naturalist. 

Info: [email protected]

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EarthX & DCCCD Sustainable U: Energy Efficiency - Dallas

Dec 12 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Richland College
12800 Abrams Road Uvalde Blog, Rm 103
Dallas , TX

The Sustainable U series continues with Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings.

Discussions will focus on building energy efficiency and LEED certifications.  


City of Mansfield: Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off - Mansfield (Thru Dec. 14)

Dec 12 2019 - 3:00pm to Dec 14 2019 - 3:00pm
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

The Environmental Collection Center is the City's permanent drop off facility for unwanted household hazardous materials (anything with a warning label), electronics and recyclables. This facility is operated by the City's Environmental Services Department and is open the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 3-7pm

Friday, Dec. 13, 3-7pm

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10am-3pm


Holiday Grease Roundup

November 25 - January 6


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AWMA & STEP: DFW Enviro-Mixer - Grapevine

Dec 12 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Hop and Sting Brewery
906 Jean St
Grapevine , TX

Air & Water Mgt Association and Society of Texas Environmental Professionals host this event.

Enjoy games such as ping pong, darts, lawn games.

Admission: Donation to local charity

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: Fire Ecology and Prairie Restoration - McKinney

Dec 12 2019 - 7:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Learn how prescribed fire is being used to restore prairie environments in our local area.

The speaker will be Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager for the Nature Conservancy.  Learn about fire effects, prairie biodiversity and how using prescribed fire reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire. A brief Chapter meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by Brandon talk. 

Info: [email protected]

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Fort Worth Audubon Society: Bird Food with Wings: The Importance of Moths - Fort Worth

Dec 12 2019 - 7:30pm
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Ft Worth , TX

Speaker: Sam Kieschnick, an urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Insects are a crucial part of the diet of most birds at some time in their lives. In this program, learn about one of the most important groups of insects for birds (hint – moths). Although not quite as famed as their day-flying cousins, moths are tremendously diverse and have some magnificent patterns. 

In the DFW area, we have documented over 800 species of moths. Learn ways you can manage your habitat to encourage moth diversity and find out some ways that you can document and identify the various species that you might see. 

Sam Kieschnick previously worked as a nature educator with the City of Mansfield at Oliver Nature Park, as a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, as a science interpreter with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, as a botanist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College. He has a master’s degree from Tarleton State University studying the genetics of pocket gophers. As an urban wildlife biologist, Sam’s focus will be on three A’s: awareness, appreciation and action.


Take Camp Bowie and turn north onto Clifton St. (first street east of Montgomery). Be sure to use take the first parking entrance north off Clifton that is on your left (west) side (there will be a parking attendant structure as you drive in). You can park anywhere there is an available spot even when marked as reserved as our meetings are outside of normal hours for the school. Enter the RES building ground floor at the northwest corner of this parking lot, turn right and go down the hall keeping the south-facing windows on your right, and we’ll be in the first lecture hall you come to, with a prominent FWAS sign to lure you in. Here is a link to the campus map (where the RES building is easy to spot): 


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