Aug 7 2021

City of Fort Worth: Environmental Excellence Awards Call for Entries - Deadline Extended

Jul 8 2021 - 7:00am to Sep 17 2021 - 5:00pm

Deadline extended to Sept. 17, 2021

The City of Fort Worth has issued a call for entries for the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards.

Innovation Awards will be presented in the areas of:

    •    Water Use & Process Improvement

    •    Water Conservation

    •    Stormwater 

    •    Air Quality

    •    Land Redevelopment

    •    Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling

Recognition Awards include:

    •    Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes

    •    SmartWater Award

See website link below for details, eligibility requirements and application.

The awards will be handed out during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 3, at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 N.E. 23rd St., Fort Worth

Info: for more information

City of Fort Worth: Your Better Yard Workshops - Online

Jul 31 2021 - 10:30am to Aug 7 2021 - 12:30pm
Online TX

A free workshop aims to help homeowners make the most of their yards while saving time, money and water by matching tips with how they use their spaces.

“Your Better Yard” is a program developed by the EPA WaterSense program and presented by the Fort Worth Public Library and the Fort Worth Water Department.

The virtual workshops are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.

The workshops not only feature suggestions from Your Better Yard, but the Water Department is dropping in tips for Fort Worth residents to save water by using native and adaptive plants, following water schedules, using drip irrigation and more. Conservation is so important locally because of the summer heat, and the tips can help save money as well.

Experts Patrick Dickinson and Daniel Cunningham will host the programs. They both work with Rooted In, a DFW-based group of horticulture and conservation experts that offers a holistic, science-based approach to meeting the demands of an ever-changing Texas landscape. The two-part series will explore eight yard lifestyles, four per session.


City of Coppell: How to Lower Your Water Bill - Coppell

Aug 7 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 South Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

A panel of representatives from the Texas Water Development board and City of Coppell will put the issues of water consumption and conservation in perspective from state, municipal and residential levels. Learn where your tap water comes from, and how you can save money by monitoring consumption of this increasingly scarce resource.

Free. Registration required.

City of Coppell: Geocache Treasure Hunt - Coppell

Aug 7 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 South Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Join the Biodiversity Education Center for a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt. Discover how to utilize GPS on your personal mobile device to locate hidden treasures throughout the trails of Coppell Nature Park. A series of GPS coordinates will lead you to each prize.

Registration required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Cost: $10/child and $5/additional child. An email with details and instructions will be sent upon registration.


Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Plant Portraits Intermediate Watercolor Workshop - Fort Worth

Aug 7 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

Take the skills learned in Introduction to Watercolor and Watercolor: Next Steps and apply them to the plant portrait of your choosing. In this three-hour class you will learn some basic tips for drawing for watercolor and begin to paint the leaves, stem and flower of your choosing. 

This class will maintain 6 feet distance between participants and is held indoors. Masks are not required during the class but are available for those who wish to wear one.

Cost: $65/$55 member

Registration deadline Aug. 4