Oct 24 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. 

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Talbot Brothers Prairie Work Day - Bowie County

Oct 24 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Talbot Brothers Prairie Bowie County , TX

We wanted to invite you to a prairie work day at the Talbot Brothers Prairie in northeast Texas. The prairie is located in Bowie County near the town of New Boston. This special work day will involve collecting seeds from the prairie to plant in areas that were disturbed during the fence project. Come check out NPAT's newest prairie! Of course, social distancing and masks will be required. More info on the website link below.

RSVP: Kirsti Harms at [email protected].


Texas Conservation Alliance: Annual Meeting - Online

Oct 24 2020 - 10:00am to 11:45am
Zoom TX

Announcing the annual meeting of Texas Conservation Alliance. This year we have gone virtual, so it is easy to dial in from wherever you are and join via Zoom or call in. Learn the latest in TCA news and get updates from our program leaders in the field. Hear the most recent developments on state river damming and reservoir initiatives, happenings at the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge, state paddling trail projects, and logging policy in Texas’ national forests. Get a preview of our 2021 calendar of events across the state in celebration of TCA’s upcoming 50th anniversary. 

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central TX Chapter: Fall Native Plant Sale - Arlington

Oct 24 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 Northwest Green Oaks Blvd. Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

Shop for a variety of native plants grown by NPSOT members.

Registration and face masks required to enter plant sale area. Only 15 shoppers allowed in sale area at a time. Each person must have a reserved time slot. No children or pets in sale area.

See website below for details and registration link.

Trinity Haymarket: Garden Alchemy Making compost gold from kitchen scraps - Dallas

Oct 24 2020 - 10:30am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Bvd
Dallas , TX

Instructor Gail Abbot spent her long career teaching public school children and orchestra string classes. Attempts at growing a garden took off in 1999 with a 400 square foot garden with the assistance of neighborhood children. When her husband became seriously ill in 2003, Gail transformed her gardens into edible gardens in order to grow fresh food. In 2020 she launched her new business, Edible Home Garden Setups. Cost is $10 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance at website link below or call Trinity Haymarket at 214 202-2163 to register for the 90 minute class.