Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community. Choose among hundreds of local nonprofits to donate to, including dozens of environmental and animal welfare groups. Matching funds are used to encourage donations. Early donations welcome too.
Sep 17 2022
North Texas Giving Day - Online (Deadline Sept. 22)
Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 6-Oct. 29)
Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance and Texan by Nature to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds.
The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 6 to Oct. 29, 2022.
Trinity Trash Bash: Cedar Creek Lake
Volunteers are needed to participate in litter cleanup, hosted by Tarrant Regional Water District, at the following locations:
Sept. 10 at Lake Bridgeport
Sept. 17 at Eagle Mountain Lake
Sept. 17 at Trinity River in Fort Worth
Sept. 24 at Cedar Creek Lake
City of Dallas: Waterwise Landscape Tour - ENTRIES WANTED! (Deadline Oct. 10)
A call for submissions to the 28th annual Waterwise Landscape Tour.
Deadline to apply extended to Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The tour will be held Oct. 22.
Info: 214-670-5378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale - Dallas
The theme of the 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum is A Fall Fairy Tale.
The fall festival features more than 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash from the Pumpkin Capital of Texas, Floydada. A Fall Fairy Tale showcases the return of Cinderella’s carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Other “gourd-eous” displays showcase classic tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and The Sword in the Stone and even a magic carpet ride selfie experience from One Thousand and One Nights.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Sunflower Workshop and Walk - Fort Worth
Enjoy a hands-on workshop presented by the instructors Drs. Richard Spellenberg, Naida Zucker and Tim Lowrey. The workshop will be an introduction to the structure and identification of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) using illustrations and live material. You will need a copy of the book The Sunflower Family: A Guide to the Family Asteraceae in the Contiguous United States by Spellenberg and Zucker, purchasable in our BRIT gift shop or at the free Native Sunflower Plant Talk and Book Signing event the evening before.
Participants are encouraged to bring a 10X hand lens or loupe. The workshop will conclude with a casual walk, searching for plants in the Asteraceae family, and looking at the features that must be understood for their identification. Lots of chance for one-on-one conversation with the instructors.
Texas Discovery Garden: Pollinator Plant Sale - Dallas
Fall is the best time to plant native Texas plants. TDG will have a wide selection of host and nectar plants to feed hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, and other insect friends. Look for pipevine, fall asters, flame acanthus and many more.