Aug 14 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

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

Aug 14 2021 - 8:00am to 11:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
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.

Come join us for all or part of the morning.

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.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Meditative Mark-Making in Nature - Zoom

Aug 14 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom TX

Through this virtual workshop we will teach ourselves to slow down and breathe through several drawing activities, including blind contour drawing (where we only focus on observing, not the outcome). We will explore meditative mark-making and ways to train our eyes to see the details that we otherwise could miss. 

Registration deadline Aug. 6

Cost: $37/$32 member

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Power to the People: Mesh Grids for the Last Mile - Zoom

Aug 14 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom TX

Afnan Hannan, CEO of Okra Solar! 

Afnan, Affy as he often goes by, was named Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 for enabling utility companies in Cambodia to energize rural villages that aren’t connected to national grids. This recognition follows a long list of awards and accolades given to Okra Solar since its inception four and a half years ago. Widespread recognition of Okra’s social mission, and its leaders, is propelling the company towards key milestones including an upcoming Series A funding round, and continued expansion throughout Cambodia. 

See event page link below for details on how to join the meeting live and where to watch archive videos.

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Looking for Arachnids - Arlington

Aug 14 2021 - 7:00pm
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Road
Arlington , TX

Meghan Cassidy will lead a spider walk focusing on the types of spiders commonly found at SWNP. Meghan will cover why spiders are ecologically important (and not scary!) and the 2 types of medically significant spiders that can be found in Texas along with precautions.

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.