Jan 1 2020

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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City of Arlington: Leaf Recycling (Thru Feb. 21) - Arlington

Jan 1 2020 - 8:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 5:00pm
Four Collection Drop-Off Sites (See above) Arlington , TX

Beginning November 21, 2019 through February 21, 2020 Arlington residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free leaf recycling.

    •    Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.

    •    U.T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors

    •    Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors

    •    S.J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

In an effort to improve the environment and our community, this service is provided by the City of Arlington for Arlington residents only.


    •    NO Contractors

    •    NO Trash or Tree Limbs

    •    NO Illegal Dumping

During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the Arlington Landfill free of charge. For information call 817-354-2300. Contractors are not allowed to drop off leaves at the other sites.

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Manly Men & Wild Women Hike - Fort Worth

Jan 1 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

A New Years Day tradition at Tandy Hills, this hike takes about one hour and covers the approximate perimeter of this 160-acre natural area. It's hilly in places so be prepared. We will stop for breaks at a few scenic overlooks. All ages welcome. Leashed dogs welcome. Bring water.

Lake Ray Roberts State Park: First Day Hike - Pilot Point

Jan 1 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

Make your New Year's resolution to get outside more!

Start the new year off right with a ranger-led hike on the 2.2 mile Randy Bell Scenic Trail. Aside from getting a good workout, we'll also learn about some of the native flora and fauna of North Texas.

Free with paid admission.


Dinosaur Valley State Park: New Year's Polar Plunge - Glen Rose

Jan 1 2020 - 2:00pm
Dinosaur Valley State Park
1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose , TX

Annual polar plunge at the Blue Hole swimming hole. Earn your medal and bragging rights!