May 18 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 Brandon.Belcher@tnc.org

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Urban Wildlife Project & Recovering America's Wildlife Act - Fort Worth & Online

May 18 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Rachel Richter, Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Wildlife Biologist, will present on the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) and the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, a bill that would secure $1.3 billion annually for at-risk wildlife species nationwide.

This meeting will be in person and virtual. Zoom information to be posted soon.

Liveable Arlington: Oil & Gas Threat Map - Online

May 18 2022 - 7:00pm
Online TX

Over 5.2 million Texans and almost 1 million Tarrant County residents live within the threat radius (½ mile) of an oil & gas well. That’s close enough to be exposed to harmful pollutants associated with severe asthma, cancer, and premature death.

Learn how to see the oil & gas pollution threatening your family and Texans across the state using Earthworks’ new Oil & Gas Threat Map.

Register here: https://lu.ma/gmohx252

At the webinar, we will show you how to see the threat that oil and gas production is creating around you. Afterwards you will be able to click around to find infrared videos that make otherwise invisible air pollution visible, testimonials from people living with this pollution and facility data.

Register today to find out if you are one of the over 5 million Texas residents living in the threat radius.

RSVP: https://lu.ma/gmohx252