Sep 25 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, [email protected] 

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, [email protected], 817-459-6618

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

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

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.

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2021 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 5 to Oct. 29. 

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.

Info: [email protected]

FWBG & BRIT: Birding Walk - Fort Worth

Sep 25 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Many beautiful birds can be found in the Garden, though it sometimes takes a walk with a guide to find them. Join our partners at the Fort Worth Audubon Society for a 90-minute nature walk to see, listen, and learn about our feathered friends and the beautiful habitat they call home. You will begin to identify a variety of birds by sight, as well as by call. The Fort Worth Audubon Society leads a birding walk each season, so check back in for forthcoming dates!

Instructor: Thomas Hasse, Fort Worth Audubon Society

$12/$10 member

Molly Hollar Wildscape: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

Sep 25 2021 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
Randol Mill Park
1901 W Randol Mill Road Greenhouse
Arlington , TX

The sale features a large variety of plant species grown at the Greenhouse by Wildscape volunteers, including: ground covers, grasses, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. These plants are mostly from local seeds and cuttings. These plants are better adapted to our local climate and rainfall. This sale benenefits the Molly Hollar Wildscape.

Registration required.

Info: Josephine Keeney, [email protected], 817-846-8585

Montopolis: 'The Living Coast' - Dallas

Sep 25 2021 - 8:00pm
The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd
Dallas , TX

Read the Green Source articleThe Austin rock ensemble Montopolis, led by Fort Worth native Justin Sherburn, will perform the multi-media show The Living Coast exploring Texas' Gulf Coast. The show combines live music with film and storytelling.

The show is sponsored by the Dallas Sierra Club, Green Source On the Air, Oak Cliff Earth Day and the Law Office of Wendel Withrow.

Masks are required and seating is reduced to 30 percent capacity.

$20