May 8 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] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Workday - Arlington

May 8 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

We invite you to join us this month as we have a lot to do on our to do list.  We will be working on our native vegetation restoration project in Rosser’s Meadow and our pollinator gardens. We’ll also be pulling privet and picking up litter.

Even though state mandates have been removed we encourage everyone to adhere to safety guidelines - observe social distancing, wear a mask if you can't maintain distancing, please stay home if you are not feeling well.

Please bring your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper.

We encourage you to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat.

Water will be provided.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.

Info: [email protected]

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

May 8 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
RIver Legacy Park
701 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

This plant sale features a large variety of Texas native plant species good for our soils and climate. Native Plants make healthy habitats: 

• no need for pesticides or fertilizers 

• low water requirement. 

• host plants for butterflies 

• nectar plants for pollinators. 

Many hard to find species including:  

• ground covers 

• perennials 

• shrubs 

• vines and trees.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Urban Agriculture Forum - Zoom

May 8 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Zoom TX

"Land, Food & Faith"

The connection between agriculture, food equity and

the role of faith communities.

 

"10 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

What to do before the dirt starts flying.

 

"Dreaming Dallas"

What does the local food system look like?

What do we want it to look like? What can we do about it?

 

This is a Zoom meeting, so register on website below to get a link to join.

Info: [email protected]

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Solar Opportunity in Texas - Online

May 8 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Online TX

Join the North Texas Renewable Energy Group along with April Christensen of Invenergy as we discuss the largest solar development in the U.S.!

April Christensen has worked in project development for both wind and solar projects over the past 5 years at Invenergy. 

Her most recent development, Samson Solar, is located in northeast Texas in Lamar, Red River, and Franklin counties. Once built, Samson Solar will be the largest utility scale solar project in the United States. 

Prior to her time at Invenergy, April spent time in the residential energy efficiency space, bringing programs to utilities across the Midwest. She has a Masters of Environmental Management with a focus in Energy and the Environment from Duke University. She obtained her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hastings College. April is originally from Nebraska, where she grew up on her family’s farm. She now lives in Denver, Colorado, where she enjoys hiking, cycling, and playing the piano.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: CECAP 2021 Inaugural Community Project - Volunteer Deadline

May 8 2021 - 11:45pm

Help implement City of Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (“CECAP”). This is NTREG’s selected Community Project for 2021. Need two volunteers. Deadline to volunteer is May 8, 2021.

Info: [email protected]. Include "CECAP Volunteer" in subject line

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