Oct 15 2022

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 6-Oct. 29)

Sep 6 2022 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2022 - 6:00am

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. 

Dallas Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale - Dallas

Sep 17 2022 - 9:00am to Oct 31 2022 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

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.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Litter Stomp - Fort Worth

Oct 15 2022 - 8:00am
Citywide TX

Neighborhood Litter Stomp is a citywide volunteer litter cleanup hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful each fall.

Registration is available by email KFWB@FortWorthTexas.gov or phone at 817-392-2046. Cleanup supplies will be delivered to volunteers in a contactless manner. All participants are encouraged to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines - keep your volunteer groups small, wear masks and social distance!

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Teaching the Fort Worth Prairie Workshop - Fort Worth

Oct 15 2022 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Chisholm Trail Community Center
4936 McPherson Boulevard
Fort Worth , TX

Join fellow teachers as we explore the history and appreciation of our native habitat: PRAIRIES!

Teachers will discover new ways to engage their students by learning about and exploring the prairie landscape that is disappearing in our area with development. We will explore a native prairie remnant that was kept as a key feature of Chisholm Trail Park in southwest Fort Worth. Teachers will leave with knowledge of activities to use with their students and of a local prairie available for school trips.

A delicious lunch will be provided courtesy of generous donations from the public. We will spend the morning discussing suggested classroom activities, the history of the Fort Worth Prairie and what could be found there in the past. After lunch we'll spend the afternoon doing prairie activities, including journaling, plant surveys, animal tracking, insect ID, using iNaturalist, and finding solace on the prairie!

After the workshop teachers are invited to join in a statewide Zoom discussing prairie education successes and concerns across the state. They will also be invited to NPAT's Facebook page Pocket Prairie Teachers where they can connect with teachers across the state. Participants are invited to join Pocket Prairie Teachers whether or not they attend the workshop. Join us for fun on the prairie!

Free. Register on website link below.

Info: JoAnn Collins, joacollins@gmail.com, 817-689-0098, or fwnpat@gmail.com

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Posse Work Day - Fort Worth

Oct 15 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

We are having a mini-work day this Saturday. The plan is to remove annual weeds and woody plants from the three View Street meadows. 

Meet by the big green sign at 3500 View Street.
Bring your own gloves and water.
Long sleeves are encouraged.
Coffee and breakfast tacos will be available.
Thanks a mil!

RSVP on website page below.

Bank of America: Shred Event - McKinney

Oct 15 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Craig Ranch
6950 TPC Drive, Suite 200
McKinney , TX

Free document shred event. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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Plano International Festival - Plano

Oct 15 2022 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Haggard Park
15th & Ave H
Plano , TX

Food, music and dancing from around the world. Also there will be a Wellness Fair, featuring health screenings and free flu shots.

Zero waste event!

Wellness Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.