Sep 18 2021

City of Fort Worth: Parks for Pollinators Bio Blitz - Fort Worth (Sept. 1-30)

Sep 1 2021 - 7:00am to Sep 30 2021 - 11:45pm
Fort Worth TX

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is hosting a monthlong BioBlitz event as part of the national Parks for Pollinators campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of pollinators and positioning parks as national leaders in advancing pollinator health and native habitat.

Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, the Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz event is held annually.

Participants are invited to download and use an app called iNaturalist to take photos of plants, insects and animals in all Fort Worth parks during the BioBlitz this September. These reported observations contribute to a nationwide scientific inventory of pollinator species.

Submit photos of plants, insects and more, and the app and other citizen-scientists will tell you the name of those species.

Info: Michelle Villafranca, park operations and natural resources planner for the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department, 

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Arlington

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 18 2021 - 5:00pm
Arlington , TX

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

See website link below for more details.

Info: Alana Earle,, 817-459-6618

North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge - DFW (Thru Oct. 31)

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 31 2021 - 5:00pm

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is a friendly competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021. Communities, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will recieve the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. Each year the trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: 10th Annual Hunger Summit - Online (Sept. 17-Oct. 1)

Sep 17 2021 - 10:00am to Oct 1 2021 - 12:00pm
Online TX

Three Dates:

Sept. 17, 10 a.m. - noon

"Ending Hunger in America: A Holistic Approach"

A panel discussion including insights and lessons learned since the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers include Trisha Cunningham, North Texas Food Bank;

Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas County Health & Human Services; Kate Zielke, North Central Texas Council of Governments; Gloria Smith, Dallas College; Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance. Register on the website link below.


Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

"Ending Poverty to End Hunger in America: A Roadmap"

Courtney Collins, Senior Editor KERA News, in conversation with Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, authors of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding and Ending U.S. Poverty.


Oct. 1, 10 a.m. - noon

"Addressing Food Insecurity and Healthy Food Access: Dallas Area Initiatives and Best Practices"

A panel discussion with local practitioners and social innovators including Edward T. Rincón, Ph.D., author of The Culture of Research and Innovator of the Urban Site Location Dashboard; Owen Lynch, Co-Founder Restorative Farms.


Tarrant Regional Water District: Trash Bash - Citywide

Sep 18 2021 - 8:00am to Sep 19 2021 - 5:00pm
Citywide TX

Each year tons of trash and debris from urban areas and roadsides wind up in the river after a rainfall. Help clean up our river during the Fall Trash Bash.

Online registration is now open. Join the 30th annual Tarrant Regional Water District Trash Bash the weekend of Sept. 18-19. Choose a location along the Trinity River or at an area lake. Bring a group, a friend or just yourself to clean up Fort Worth’s river and reservoirs.

Event Website:

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Cedar Ridge Preserve Tour - Dallas

Sep 18 2021 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX

North Texas Master Naturalist Tom Willard, prairie restoration lead at Cedar Ridge Preserve, will take us on an exclusive tour highlighting his efforts to preserve and restore the prairie remnants at the most scenic locale in the Dallas area.  

Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles. CRP has been managed by Audubon Dallas since April 2003.

RSVP: Brenda Catlett,

City of Fort Worth: YardSmart Conference - Fort Worth

Sep 18 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Fort Worth Water is bringing back YardSmart as a full day, multi-track conference designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape.

This semi-annual conference, sponsored by Fort Worth Water and Tarrant Regional Water District, has a brand new format this fall with topics including a keynote speaker, featured small sessions, landscape consultations, lunch 'n learn sessions, DIY sessions, along with the familiar lecture format.

Registration is required to attend and is limited to 200. There is no walk-up registration the day of the event.

See details on website link below under Classes & Events.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Paper Making with Plants - Fort Worth

Sep 18 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Conservation Greenhouse Porch (rain or shine)
Fort Worth , TX

From plants to pulp to paper – learn how to make paper with plants from the Botanic Garden, specifically invasive plants. Produced sustainably and archivally, we will create paper as it has been done for centuries. In this workshop, you will form sheets of paper from various pulps and learn to make pulp paintings with multi-color designs and images. Along the way, we will discuss the history and development of papermaking around the world. 

Registration deadline Sept. 15.


Biodiversity Education Center: Geology Jam Trail Day - Coppell

Sep 18 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

What did Coppell Nature Park look like 100 million years ago? Unearth the unique history behind the prehistoric organisms that roamed North Texas throughout the ancient past. You may be surprised by the fossil evidence found here! Learn about the various forms of wildlife and how they were influenced over time by the changing environment. 

Trail Days are designed for families and youth ages 3-14. Drop in during open hours to learn about a theme in nature by exploring various activity stations on the trails of Coppell Nature Park. Maps are provided and station locations allow social distancing. Please arrive with enough time to complete activities before the close time. 


Veggie Texas Rangers Fans: Vegan Night at Globe Life Field - Arlington

Sep 18 2021 - 4:00pm
Globe Life Field
734 Stadium Dr
Arlington , TX

The Texas Rangers are excited to partner with Oatly for Vegan Night at the ballpark! Tickets are available in the Outfield Pavilion seating sections. Each ticket purchased will include $20 of loaded value. The loaded value can be used to purchase Oatly soft serve as well as other vegan options available at Globe Life Field. Oatly soft serve is available in the Karbach Sky Porch concession stand, as well as Going Going Greene, which is located in The District. Other vegan options can be found at the Visiting Vegan cart near section 103.

More info:


Before you purchase your ticket, you need to download the MLB Ballpark app. The e-mail that you use for the MLB Ballpark app is the e-mail that you will use to purchase the tickets.

Recommended: If you want to sit with a group of friends, then have one person purchase the tickets so that you will be seated together.

Seats will available in Outfield Pavilion. Once you purchase your ticket (s) then you will be given your seat information. The Rangers are using FEVO for all Community and Theme Night Purchases so you cannot pick your seat. They are automatically assigned.

Tickets are $35 + taxes / fees each. (Approx $45.58 each)

Your ticket will come with a giveaway TBD and $20 loaded value that you can use to purchase Oatly Soft Serve (Skyporch –nearest section) OR towards a purchase from the Visiting Vegan cart Section 103. You will also be able to use your voucher at Going Going Greene, located down in The District. Please note: You would only have access to The District for approximately 1.5 hour before the 1st pitch.

To receive the TBD giveaway and voucher, you must purchase via this link:

Note: Reminder, I am not affiliated with the Rangers, Oatly, or Delaware North. I am strictly a person that tries to do the least amount of harm to Animals and love my Texas Rangers.