Feb 21 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.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Worldwide

Feb 18 2022 - 7:00am to Feb 21 2022 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, thousands of people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 18-21, 2022. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.

See how to get started.



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Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 19-April 10)

Feb 19 2022 - 9:00am to Apr 10 2022 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by Veritex Community Bank, Dallas Blooms will feature larger-than-life peacock topiaries along with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs to create the largest and most colorful floral display in the Southwest. An explosion of spring flowers comes from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

Neighbors United: Floral Farms Block Party - Dallas

Feb 21 2022 - 6:00pm
4908 Choate Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas County Commissioners Court officially declared Marsha Jackson Day to be Feb. 22, commemorating when Shingle Mountain removal began, coinciding with Marsha Jackson's birthday. 

A block party will celebrate the one year anniversary of Shingle Mountain being removed, Marsha Jackson Day 2022, and the efforts to promote the Park for Floral Farms.



Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: The Nature of the Moon with Amy Martin - Zoom

Feb 21 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Known by many as the Moonlady, Amy Martin will share her deep knowledge of the Moon. You'll be a pro-level Moon watcher after this talk able to predict where the Moon will be at any time with some great timing tips on when moonrise happens in each phase. Understand about synchrony which creates tides and causes us to only see one side of the Moon. Discover how the Moon led to life on Earth and stabilized the planet to enable human life to evolve. Get insight into the Moon’s metaphoric qualities. Learn how you can live in tune with the Moon with gardening based on the lunar phases and the Moon’s orbital perigee and apogee. Find reason for celebration in global lunar-based holidays and significant New and Full Moons.