May 10 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.

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 [email protected]

Dallas College: The Garden as an Ecosystem - Online

May 10 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Speaker: Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn is an organic gardener and gardening educator based out of Austin. Scott has been sustainably growing food for 15 years. Combining his many years in the nursery trade, passion for growing food, training as a digital storyteller, and incredible sense of humor, Scott uses social media to educate and motivate the world about sustainable food gardening. His TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube accounts have amassed tens of thousands of views. Scott is also the garden coordinator for UT Austin’s UT Farm Stand program. 

Register on the website link below to hear Scott share his expertise on how to use regenerative practices to save soil and foster biodiversity in your garden.

 

Part of the Sustainable U series.

Texas Master Naturalists: Crossing the Finish Line: Recovering America's Wildlife Act - Zoom

May 10 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zoom TX

Speaker: Richard Heilbrun, Conservation Outreach Program Leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

A bill is winding through Congress, about to cross the finish line. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would bring $55 million each year to Texas, and $1.3 billion nationwide for fish, wildlife, and nature education. 

This is huge, transformational funding that could reverse species and habitat declines, and finally address nature deficit disorder by investing in nature education and getting more people outside. 

Richard Heilbrun, from the TMN State Program, will discuss what is needed in this final push, and how it will benefit rare species and TMN chapters specifically.

Registration details on the website link below.

Dallas Sierra Club: Electronic Recycling Bonanza - Farmers Branch

May 10 2022 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Ln Building H
Farmers Branch , TX

Ever wonder how to recycle office items like wall partitions? Not sure where to recycle certain electronics? Ever cringe at having to throw away an item that can’t be donated? Enjoy a presentation by Terry Shultz from United Electronic Recycling, a top-rated electronic recycling company headquartered locally in Coppell. 

Social at 6: p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Info: Victoria Howard, 214-855-1580,  [email protected]