Jan 30 2020

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.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX


Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, [email protected]

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Urban Forest Master Plan Community Survey

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 29 2020 - 5:00pm

the City of Dallas working with The Texas Trees Foundation and Davey Resource Group, Inc. has kicked-off off the development of the City of Dallas’ first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a road map for the City of Dallas, providing detailed information, recommendations and resources needed to proactively manage and grow the city’s tree canopy. It will provide a shared vision for the future of the urban forest to help inspire us to care, plant and protect our trees here in Dallas.

Throughout the Urban Forest Master Plan development process there will be opportunities for the community and stakeholders to learn about Dallas’ urban forest and to share ideas, thoughts and input on improving it. We hope you will participate in these opportunities — as your input is essential to building a sustainable and resilient urban forest in Dallas!

The goal is to unveil the Urban Forest Master Plan around Earth Day 2020.

Read more here.

Take the survey here.

ACTION ALERT! EPA: Public Comment on Pesticide Protection Rollbacks - Deadline Jan. 30

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Jan 30 2020 - 11:45pm

Send your comments on EPA rollbacks of pesticide protection for agricultural workers: 

Via Sierra Club: https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/stop-rollbacks-on-pesticide-prote...

or directly to EPA: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0543-0004

Deadline: Jan. 30

Dallas Arboretum: $5 Admission - Dallas (Thru Feb. 28)

Jan 29 2020 - 9:00am to Feb 28 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Now through Feb. 28, admission is only $5 to the main garden. On-site daytime parking is $15. Pre-purchased online parking is $10.

Other specials in February include:

An elegant, three-course Friendship Tea for those 13 and older. Prices are $39 per person for traditional tea and $49 per person for champagne served with tea. Price includes parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or purchased online at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/event/friendship-tea/.

Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m.: Galentine's Pressed Flower Class. This unique floral class is presented by Designs by Andrea and teaches attendees how to work with beautiful pressed flowers to achieve a personalized one-of-kind work of art.

Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Galentine's Day Garden to Table Dinner for gal pals.  The dinner features a three-course menu inspired by the most beloved rom-coms and includes champagne pairings with every course.

Feb. 14, 1 p.m.: Window to the Wild Bird Show, a 45-minute outdoor education flight training show, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. At the end of the show, come meet the birds and their trainers. This show is free with paid garden admission.

EPA: Open House & Community Meeting for Lane Plating Superfund Site - Dallas

Jan 30 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Highland Hills Branch Library
6200 Bonnie View Road
Dallas , TX

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an Open House and Community Meeting to establish the Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Lane Plating Works Inc. Superfund site. EPA believes it is useful for the communities surrounding the site to be involved in the decision-making process. During the meeting EPA will discuss the purpose of a CAG, announce members and provide a site update regarding Phase I sampling results. 

The CAG offers a setting in which representatives of the local community can get up-to-date information about the status of cleanup activities, as well as discuss community concerns with the EPA. The CAG also interacts with state and local officials to discuss issues related to the Lane Plating site. CAG membership is voluntary with no financial compensation. The CAG will meet regularly to relay community views and concerns to EPA. 

Prior to the community meeting, EPA will host an Open House with members of the CAG to answer any questions. 

Open House: 5-6 p.m.

Community Meeting: 6-8 p.m.

City of Denton: Top 100 Plants for North Texas - Denton

Jan 30 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Emily Fowler Central Library
502 Oakland St
Denton , TX

Create vibrant landscapes using Agrilife's "Top 100" native and adapted plants, ideal for the North Texas landscape. You'll learn soil preparation as well as proper planting and plant placement to best maintain healthy plants year round.

Fort Worth Nature Center: After Hours - Fort Worth

Jan 30 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Join us as we look at the stars, learn to identify winter constellations, and hear some stories about them. Meet at the Front Gate.

Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission)

Labyrinth Walk Coffeehouse: Roy Zimmerman and the Rize Up Tour - Dallas

Jan 30 2020 - 7:00pm
UU Church of Oak Cliff
3839 W. Kiest Blvd
Dallas , TX

Singer songwriter sings satirical songs about peace and justice.

$25 suggested donation. Free childcare available. Email [email protected]labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com with the number of children & their ages.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate Book Club Kick-Off - Dallas

Jan 30 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St.
Dallas , TX

At this first meeting, we will discuss books and essays to add to our list. Our goal is to build literacy around the environment and climate change to help you continue the conversation with your community. No expertise required. We will be reading and learning together. Open to public.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a volunteer-driven, grassroots organization with over 400 chapters across the U..S and Canada that are all dedicated to building support within local communities for climate solutions. 

We have 8 chapters in the DFW area: Arlington, Dallas North, Dallas Central, Denton, Fort Worth, Grapevine/MidCities, University of Texas Dallas, and Collin County. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national bipartisan solution to climate change. 

Info: [email protected]citizensclimatelobby.org

Farm Girl: 3-Week Herb Class - Location TBA (Jan. 30-Feb. 13)

Jan 30 2020 - 7:00pm to Feb 13 2020 - 8:30pm
Location provided upon registration TX

This series of classes will be held at Marilyn Simmons’ home. Marilyn, often referred to as FarmGirl and the Oil Lady, has more than 15 years with gardening experience. Herbs are a special passion and she is always ready to share her joy and the lovely fragrances of working with both fresh and dried herbs.

Supplies will be included in the fee and each week student will leave with herb project.

Class 1: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Baby Carrots with Honey and Dill: Each participant will jar up this recipe of refrigerator carrot pickles.

Clean, Cut and dry herbs for the next class: We will prepare herbs for drying. Each person will be able to take a bundle of herbs to hang and dry for the next week’s class. We will prepare an herb blend the following week.

Bath Salts: We will assemble a large bowl of fragrant bath salts and divide. Each participant will take home bath salt.


Class 2: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Texas Chili Powder: Each person will prepare and package custom, freshly made chili powder to take home with them.

Herb de Provence: We will prepare our dried herbs and prepare this lovely blend of dried herbs. We will have a tasting with our new blend.

Herbed Butter: We will assemble a recipe of herb butter, sample on some yummy bread and have a great sample to take home.


Class 3: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Pecan Basil Pesto on Spaghetti Squash: Students will prepare basil pesto for sampling.

Prepare and Bake Rosemary Rounds: Each person can sample and have some of this excellent treat to take home.

Roller Blend: Each person will prepare a roller blend of herbal essential oil to take home.


$10 per class.

Info: Marilyn Simmons, 214-497-3918 to pay and for location.


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