Jun 8 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]

TCEQ Sunset Review: People's Hearing- Zoom

Jun 8 2022 - 5:00pm
Zoom TX

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is undergoing Sunset Review at the state legislature. It's like a performance review of the agency that is supposed to protect our air, land, and water. State lawmakers are holding a single public hearing on the TCEQ in Austin on June 22.

A coalition of nonprofits, including Public Citizen, Sierra Club and Texas Campaign for the Environment, is hosting a "People's Hearing" so that residents can share their vision for how the TCEQ can work for us. Is there pollution in your community? Did you neighborhood fight a pollution permit, and lose? Tell us your concerns and let us know how you would like the TCEQ to work on your behalf. We'll record your comments and submit them into the official record of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-6vqjwtHtNZNv4fv1kDtacnOiq....