Feb 8 2022

EPA: Draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities - Public Comment (Thru March 16)

Feb 1 2022 - 7:00am to Mar 16 2022 - 11:45pm
Online TX

On October 28, 2021, EPA released the draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities (Lead Strategy) for public comment. The agency is seeking input from communities affected by lead contamination through virtual workshops nationwide. 

EPA’s Lead Strategy will utilize the full suite of EPA authorities, expertise, and resources to reduce lead exposure. It outlines three significant ways the agency can reduce lead exposure in overburdened communities.

The EPA has extended the public comment period until March 16, 2022.

More info on website link below.

Dallas College Sustainable U: Backyard Composting - Online

Feb 8 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Presenters: Neil Kaufman and Lori Delacruz Lewis

Description: Adding compost is one of the best way to improve the quality of your garden soil. Learn the basics with two master composters at our free Backyard Composting for Beginners webinar

Cost: Free but please register in advance. Use website link below.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Reptiles and Amphibians of the Northern Blackland - Zoom

Feb 8 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Zoom TX

A discussion of the reptiles and amphibians found in the northern counties of the Blackland ecoregion. We will talk about their natural history and highlight some representative species, including salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards and snakes and the American alligator.

Michael Smith has a nearly lifelong fascination with reptiles and amphibians. He has volunteered and worked in museums and zoos (though his career is in psychology). He has spent many days in the field throughout Texas and  has written two books, Herping Texas and The Wild Lives of Reptiles and Amphibians.  Michael is a frequent presenter for herpetological societies, Master Naturalists chapters, and other conservation groups. His website and blog can be found at www.livesinnature.com. Smith is a regular contributer to GreenSourceDFW.org.

Info: Ann Sansone, annsansone@tx.rr.com or Brenda Catlett, btcatlett@gmail.com

Dallas Sierra Club: The Trust for Public Land - Zoom

Feb 8 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

The Trust for Public Land has worked with communities for over 45 years to achieve their Mission of connecting everyone to the out of doors, one community at a time. Have vacant land in your neighborhood? Illegal dumping? Learn how to beautify any neighborhood with a Natural Park. The Five Mile Creek Green Belt Master Plan has developed vacant land into Nature Trails and Parks using this Master Plan. South Oak Cliff Renaissance Park is transforming vacant land adjacent to South Oak Cliff High School.

Robert Kent is the Texas state director for The Trust for Public Land, where he works to ensure every Texan is able to experience the health, climate, equity, and community benefits of close-to-home access to parks and nature.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99535860396