May 5 2021

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2021 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas launched last spring, led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The program encourages homeowners, building managers and businesses to turn out outdoor lights from March 1 to June 15  from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the spring bird migration in Texas. Turning off interior lights or closing drapes and shutters will also help to reduce light pollution. The peak migration window is between April 19 to May 7.

 

Lights Out Texas: Bird Survey - Dallas (April 1-May 27)

Apr 1 2021 - 6:00am to May 27 2021 - 8:00am
Perot Museum
Special Event Parking Lot
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance and Perot Museum seek volunteers to help conduct bird survey for Lights Out Texas program. They will be surveying for 50 mornings from 6-8 a.m. focusing on a 10-building route to document bird deaths during spring migration due to building collesions.

PARKING: Enter the Perot Special Event/Permit Parking Lot by way of Field & River Streets. Push the intercom button at the gate and let security know you are there for Lights Out. They will admit you. 

WALK: We'll walk between 3-6 miles at a leisurely pace – comfortable shoes are recommended. 

CLOTHING: Light-colored clothing is a good idea for high visibility. You will be crossing many streets on foot. 

RESTROOMS: Available sporadically along the survey route

GEAR 

    •    A flashlight or headlamp helps you see birds pre-dawn.

    •    A camera phone, with the iNaturalist app https://www.inaturalist.org/ downloaded, helps you document your findings but is not required.   

Email [email protected] or [email protected]perotmuseum.org to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

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Arlington Conservation Council: DFW Airport's Sustainability Journey - Zoom

May 5 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: Kris Russell, Sustainability Program Manager at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

DFW Airport has proven that sustainability is good for business and has established a successful track record of reducing emissions, lowering operating costs, and driving economic value, all of which led it to become the first North American airport (and largest in the world) to achieve Carbon Neutral Status. DFW recognizes its vital role in protecting natural resources for the community now and into the future. Climate Action is one of the key pillars of its sustainability strategy intended to protect our air, land, and water.

Info: Frank Keeney, 817-706-9518, [email protected]