Feb 10 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.

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.

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.


Event Website:

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

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX


Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council: Citizen Forester Training - APPLICATION DEADLINE

Feb 10 2020 - 5:00pm

Become a Citizen Forester to learn about trees and volunteer to improve our urban forest! Applications are now being taken thru Feb. 10, 2020.

This program consists of 10 sessions, held on the third Wednesday of each month from March 18, 2020, to Dec. 16, 2020. The training days will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. with an hour for lunch along streets, in schoolyards, etc. We also provide talks to groups wishing to learn more about how they should better maintain their trees and provide other services that benefit trees and civic organizations responsible for them. The goal is to help communities reap all the benefits of trees in the urban environment in a responsible manner.

Part of the training will be in the classroom and part of it will be in the field. Most of the classes will be held in the Master Gardeners Training Room at 1801 Circle Dr. in Fort Worth. A couple will be held at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The fieldwork will be held in various locations as convenient to the location of the classes as possible. Students will learn things like how to properly plant trees and then go plant trees.

Those who complete this training never look at a tree the same way again. We look forward to your participation!

Please go to www.ctufc.org to learn more about the Citizen Forester Program. Click the “Interested in Becoming a Citizen Forester?" button. If you are interested, click "Apply Now".

Info: David Coke at [email protected] or 817-386-3235 or Bobbye Hitzfeld at [email protected] or 817-522-2058.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Native Seedball Germination Study - Fort Worth

Feb 10 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy Room WACB 1123
Ft Worth , TX

Marine Creek Land Scholars present Native Seedball Germination Study.

Marine Creek Land Scholars is a joint venture between Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus and Marine Creek Collegiate High School. Working with TCC professors and MCCHS teachers, these high school students learn environmental awareness, conservation skills and  biological field techniques. TCC-NW professor Greta Bowling is working with the students to develop a native seed study, the results of which they will present at the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration conference in November 2020.