Oct 22 2020

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Stop W.Texas Nuke Waste Dump Expansion - COMMENT

Jul 24 2020 - 7:00am to Nov 3 2020 - 5:00pm

Per Dallas Sierra Club:

Before Nov. 3 (pushed back from July 29!), comment on the latest Interim Storage Partners proposal to ship high level nuclear waste to their "temporary" facility in Andrews County TX. See complete docket which links to place for online comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016- 0231. Modify and send a letter composed by Austin-based NoNuclearWaste.org. UPDATE: The NRC site is being redesigned so you will be redirected to what they're calling the regulations "beta site." Until Oct. 31, use this link to comment. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016-0231. If you have any questions about submitting your comment, contact the NRC support desk at 877-378-5457.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant Application (Deadline Nov. 6)

Aug 11 2020 - 8:00am to Nov 6 2020 - 5:00pm

The Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) is now accepting applications for outdoor education programming.  CO-OP grants provide funding to tax-exempt organizations for programming that engages under-represented populations in TPWD mission-oriented outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education activities.  Grant awards range between $5,000 - $30,000 for eligible activities that take place between March 1, 2021 – Sept. 1, 2022.  This is NOT a construction grant and funds can support personnel, training, transportation, food, program fees and supplies. 

Recreation Grants staff will host a CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar on Tuesday, Sept.15 at 9 a.m.  This online webinar will discuss grant program requirements, provide an overview of the application process, review the newly modified scoring criteria and answer questions from applicants.  The webinar will be recorded so those unable to attend the live streaming can view the recorded webinar once available. Click the link below to register for the upcoming CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar:

Applications are available now via the RGO 2020 system and the deadline is Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Grant awards will be announced on March 1, 2021. 

For more information and to apply, please visit:https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants/recreation-grants/community-outdoor-outreach-program-co-op-grants.  

Info: [email protected] or call (512) 389-8224.

Texas Conservation Alliance: Lights Out Texas (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2020 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2020 - 6:00am
Statewide TX

The campaign hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texas Conservation Alliance, Houston Audubon encourages homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sept. 5 to Oct. 29, during the peak of the fall migration.

VOTE! Texas Early Voting Oct. 13-30

Oct 13 2020 - 8:00am to Oct 30 2020 - 5:00pm

Early voting in Texas is Oct.13-30. See website link below for more info.


Event Website:

Liveable Arlington: 'The Story of Plastic' - Online (Oct. 17-Oct. 28)

Oct 17 2020 - 8:00am to Oct 28 2020 - 8:00pm
Online TX

Liveable Arlington is offering a free screening of The Story of Plastic (viewed at your convenience) followed by a conversation on Oct 28th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT.

Learn how the mass production of single-use plastic has put us in the biggest environmental crisis in history.

Native Plant Society of Texas: 40th Anniversary Virtual Celebration - Online (Oct 18-24)

Oct 18 2020 - 3:00pm to Oct 24 2020 - 5:00pm

iNaturalist Bioblitz all week


Annual membership meeting

Awards Ceremony

Free. But you need to register for each of the speaker/events you’d like to “attend” over Zoom, but most speakers are letting us livestream to our state YouTube channel if we reach our Zoom maximum.  Click on each speaker’s calendar event for descriptions and the registration button at the bottom. 

Dallas 2030 District: Innovative Financing Strategies for Commercial Real Estate Buildings - Online

Oct 22 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Online TX

In this session you will learn innovative solutions to develop and finance advanced energy projects and building retrofits. See website link below for details.

Virtual event link will be sent a few a day before the session.


Info: [email protected]

Dallas Public Library: Transportation Impacts on Air Pollution - Online

Oct 22 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Lori Clark is Program Manager & DFW Clean Cities Coordinator for the North Central Texas Council of Governments.  Historically, emissions from transportation are the largest source of ozone precursors, the pollutants that cause ozone to form in our atmosphere, and they are one of the major sources of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. However, advances in transportation are on the horizon. 

Earth Day Every Day! is a series of online environmental education sessions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.   Presented by Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability. These topics empower Dallas residents to make sustainable choices to improve the quality of life for everyone in Dallas and the world.

This program is available online only. Registration is required. Details on how to participate will be emailed. Emails may go to your spam folder.


City of Fort Worth: Open Space Acquisitions Public Meeting - Online

Oct 22 2020 - 6:00pm
Online TX

The City of Fort Worth wants to identify and protect natural areas for future generations and want the public's input on how best to do that. Take the survey today and plan to attend the Oct. 22 public meeting!

If you missed the first stakeholder meeting or would like to review any of the material, you can watch the video.

Public Survey

The goal is to get citywide public feedback through the online survey. Although they are optional, we strongly encourage everyone to fill out the demographic questions at the end to help us ensure that the survey has reached enough people to be a representative sample of Fort Worth's communities. Please share this with as many people as possible.

Program Website

Direct Survey Link (English)

Direct Survey Link (Spanish)

On the program website, you will find the links to view slides from the first stakeholder meeting, the Open Space brochure and other information by clicking on the Public Documents button.

Info: Brandi Kelp, [email protected]gov

City of FW and Texas A&M AgriLife: Family Friendly Gardening - Virtual

Oct 22 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Microsoft Teams TX

Discover ways to bring your children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. We’ll also cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of–for both kid and pet proof plantings. Shrink your lawn & maintenance bill so your household can explore, learn, & grow together! Fort Worth staff will be attending the live online seminars in case you have questions pertaining specifically to Fort Worth outdoor irrigation restrictions and programs.

Free. Register on the link below.