Apr 23 2022

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2022 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2022 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness, and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.

Lights Out Texas advocates say darkening city skies is most crucial during spring migration's peak, from April 22 to around May 12.

North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations: Ned Fritz Scholarship - Deadline May 1

Apr 1 2022 - 7:00am to May 1 2022 - 5:00pm
Online TX

Honoring long-time Unitarian Universalist and environmental activist Ned Fritz, these scholarships have been awarded to graduating high school seniors who attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation in North Texas. Meant for students who intend to study environmental subjects, or related fields, working toward a career focused on improving, protecting, or preserving the environment. 

Members of First Unitarian in Dallas, where Ned attended and sang in the choir, are crowdfunding and creating a tribute site to Ned and his wife Genie: https://nedfritz.com/

More info about scholarship here: https://ntuuc.org/dollars-cents/scholarships

Apply here: https://i4h3j7u7.rocketcdn.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fritz-scholarsh...

 

EarthX - Dallas (April 20-24)

Apr 20 2022 - 10:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 6:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin St
Dallas , TX

The 11th annual event aims to bring together world leaders, government officials, NGOs, scientists, business executives, youth advocates, educators and experts to inspire action toward a more sustainable future worldwide.

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LLELA: Trail Run - Lewisville

Apr 23 2022 - 7:30am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 East Jones Street
Lewisville , TX

Join your fellow LLELA Lovers for a run through the bottomland hardwood forest as we celebrate the opening of the newest addition to LLELA Nature Preserve, the Stewart Creek Trail.

The Woods and Wetlands 6K+

Explore the bottomland hardwood forest along the Bittern Marsh Trail and be among the first to explore the new Stewart Creek Trail during the spring Run LLELA event! This four-mile trail run starts at 8 a.m.

The Earth Day Dash

There's space for the whole family on the trail. Join us at 8:30 a.m. for a mad dash along Fish Hatchery Road. Ever wondered what is on the other side of the dam? Did you know that LLELA is also home to the 170-year old private Ritter Cemetery? Curious about where our citizen scientists and biologists conduct their world renown avian research? Well here is your chance to see a side of the preserve closed to the public. This paved mile-long route will take you from the top of the Lewisville Lake Dam, down to Fish Hatchery Road, and deep into the forested path to the Bird Banding Station and Ritter Cemetery. Be sure to bring a hat, shades, and sunscreen for this race! This mile-long race starts at 8:30 a.m.

Register

Tarrant Regional Water District: Spring Trash Bash - Fort Worth

Apr 23 2022 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Citywide Fort Worth , TX

Pick a location and bring a group, a friend or just yourself to help clean up trash along the Trinity. 

For details and to register, go to www.trwdtrashbash.com

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Oakmont Park Hike, FW Prairie Hills - Fort Worth

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Oakmont Park Hike
7000 Bellaire Drive
Fort Worth , TX

Join NPAT FW for a hike to explore a unique hilltop example of the Fort Worth Prairie at Oakmont Park, overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, just north of the Lake Benbrook spillway. Meet at the larger parking lot just south of Oakmont Boulevard.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).

The Nature Conservancy: Clymer Meadow Preserve Tours - Celeste (April 23-June 18)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Jun 18 2022 - 12:00pm
Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation.  Celeste , TX

Walk among the wildflowers during our Spring Tours of the Clymer Meadow Preserve. Don’t miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,450-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie— an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch, and get back to nature.

You have four opportunities to visit the Preserve:

9 a.m. - April 23 – Celebrate Earth Day on the Prairie!    RSVP by 4/18
9 a.m. - May 14 – Dickcissel Spring Tour    RSVP by 5/9
9 a.m. - May 21 – Spring Wildflower Tour (36th Year!)   RSVP by 5/16
8 a.m. - June 18 – Prairie Rose Tour    RSVP by 6/13

Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation. We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and closed-toed shoes. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, camera, lunch, and a water bottle. Tours are rain or shine!

RSVP: Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or Brandon.Belcher@tnc.org

Paul Quinn College: Environmental Justice Symposium - Dallas (April 23-24)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 3:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin
Dallas , TX

Saturday, April 23, 9-5 pm: Saturday will be a day long series of workshops and panels at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. There will be two tracks: Environmental Justice and Land Use Planning, ending with a discussion about ForwardDallas and the city's plans to address environmental injustices through this update. The schedule and speakers for Saturday are available below.

Sunday, April 24 9-3 p.m.: Sunday will focus on highway infrastructure and environmental justice, also at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Japanese Festival - Fort Worth

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Celebrate spring in the Japanese Garden while exploring the arts and culture of Japan. Hosted in cooperation with the Fort Worth Japanese Society, the festival includes cultural demonstrations, performances, unique shopping opportunities and traditional foods.

Tickets are included with the price of Botanic Garden admission ($12) and can be purchased at the door or online on the website link below.

Members receive free entry but can register in advance.

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecaset for heavy rain on Sunday, the event has been canceled for Sunday only.

Buffalo Exchange: Earth Day $1 Sale - Dallas

Apr 23 2022 - 11:00am
Buffalo Exchange
3424 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

The return of the Earth Day $1 Sale will certainly have customers making a bee-line for their local Buffalo Exchange. Since 1997, this event has been a perennial favorite and it’s clear why: the sale is a great way to go green on Earth Day while scoring a whole new sustainable spring wardrobe for less than $20.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Pollinator Partnership, a non-profit who promotes and protects the health and natural habitats of bees, butterflies, bats and other necessary pollinators.