Apr 22 2023

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2023 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2023 - 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.

  • Full Migration Period: March 1 – June 15 

  • Critical Peak Migration Period: April 22 – May 12

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Texas Plant Sales - Statewide (Thru May 6)

Mar 22 2023 - 8:00am to May 6 2023 - 5:00pm
North Texas and statewide

Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes.

See upcoming native plant sales in North Texas in this list compiled by the Native Plant Society of Texas.  If you don’t see a plant sale near you right now, check back later because NPSOT will be adding sale dates as they learn about them. Here are some of the North Texas plant sales:


April 22 – 23: Times vary. At Heard Museum (1 Nature Place, McKinney). Hosted by Collin County Chapter. 

Flower Mound 

April 29: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Flower Mound High School (3411 Peters Colony Rd., Flower Mound). Hosted by Trinity Forks Chapter. The sale will be in the back parking lot, corner of Old Settlers and Sagebrush. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Native Plants and Prairies Day, Bath House Cultural Center (512 East Lawther Dr., Dallas). Hosted by Dallas Chapter. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Elm Grove Pavilion, River Legacy Park (701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington). Hosted by North Central Chapter. 

See website link below for details and links.

Frost Bank: Shred Events - Statewide (April 3-May 18)

Apr 3 2023 - 9:00am to May 18 2023 - 1:00pm
Statewide TX

Frost Bank is hosting shred events in DFW and throughout Texas.

This service is open to the community. There is a 10 box/bag limit per visitor.

Free. See guidelines. Check the Facebook page for events near you.

Waco Friends of the Climate: 6th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit - Waco (April 4-29)

Apr 4 2023 - 10:00am to Apr 29 2023 - 5:00pm
Art Center Waco
701 S. 8th St.
Waco , TX

Annual juried art exhibit hosted by Waco Friends of the Climate, featuring work by Texans depicting topics associated with global warming.

Deadline to Enter: April 1. Note: Organizers request that artists email their demographics for each piece, along with their division by March 15. 

Art drop off: March 31 and April 1.

Reception: April 22, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. when awards will be announced.

Exhibition: April 4-29

Event Website:

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Urban Garden Survey - Online

Apr 14 2023 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2023 - 11:45pm

In 2016, the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions began collecting surveys from local gardens. Our goal is to collect as much information as possible to connect people and resources for greater success across the city and around Dallas County. 

The information collected becomes part of a data base that informs the Urban Agriculture Action Team as it works to increase and support sustainable, local food production and fresh food access in and around Dallas.

The survey takes approximately 5 minutes.

Info: Wyonella Henderson-Greene at wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu or 254-710-8864.

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City of Mansfield: Gardening for Pollinators - Online On Demand (April 15-22)

Apr 15 2023 - 8:00am to Apr 22 2023 - 5:00pm
Online On Demand TX

Add life and color to your yard by creating a pollinator garden!Learn about the best plants to plant and features to install to attract butterflies, bees, and birds to your North Texas yard.

Learn about:

    •    The types of plants to plant to attract the type of pollinators you want

    •    The types of features to add to attract the type of pollinators you want

    •    How to design your pollinator garden

    •    How to find the correct plants for North Texas

    •    Creating an efficient, low resource use garden

    •    Soil amendments and site prep

    •    Long term pollinator garden maintenance

Get ideas and inspiration to create an outstanding feature in your North Texas yard!


Register on the website link below.


EarthX: Dallas (April 21-23)

Apr 21 2023 - 10:00am to Apr 23 2023 - 5:00pm
Fair Park Dallas , TX

https://greensourcedfw.org/articles/earthx-returns-fair-park-weekend-dallasGreen expo featuring nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, speakers and film screenings along with food and live music.

See the Green Source DFW guide to EarthX.

Stop by the Green Source DFW booth #4201 in Centennial Hall.


Event Website:

Tarrant Regional Water District: Trash Bash - Fort Worth

Apr 22 2023 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
2700 Jim Wright Fwy
Fort Worth , TX

Join the Tarrant Regional Water District and thousands of volunteers to remove litter all throughout Marine Creek Lake.

Cleanup: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

After-Party: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration is LIVE at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/trashbashmarinecreek#/

Additional event details regarding Early Packet Pickup and the After-Party will be emailed closer to the event.

Comerika Bank & Iron Mountain Inc: Shred Day - Dallas

Apr 22 2023 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Iron Mountain @ Mercer Business Park
12121 N. Stemmons Freeway Northwest corner of I-35 and 635
Dallas , TX

Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain Incorporated will shred sensitive paper documents for free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Iron Mountain’s DFW flagship station located in Mercer Business Park on the northwest corner of I-35 and 635 (12121 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75237).

All paper from Shred Day DFW will be turned into pulp and recycled after being securely destroyed.

The public, including small business owners and nonprofits, is invited to bring personal or business paper documents to be securely destroyed and recycled. There is no limit to the amount of paper individuals can bring – there will be a special lane for large loads (trucks, flatbeds, trailers, etc.q). 

A complete list of Shred Day guidelines and more event details can be found at website below.

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary: Spring Native Plant Sale - McKinney

Apr 22 2023 - 9:00am to Apr 23 2023 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

For over 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase some of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens and obtain many rare plants. The Heard's plant sales also often feature a selection of native milkweed plants. Please see our website for the complete plant list (available soon) at HeardMuseum.org/Plant-Sale. Guests are welcome to bring carts or wagons to facilitate their purchases.

The plant sale will be open to the public on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on April 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is not required to attend the plant sale.

A Heard Museum Member Pre-Sale will be offered on April 21 from 4-7 p.m. The Member Pre-Sale is open to Heard Museum members only; however, memberships will be available for purchase at the event or online beforehand.


UT Arlington: Earth Day - Arlington

Apr 22 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Randol Mill Park
(1901 W. Randol Mill Rd
Arlington , TX

The Arlington Conservation Council (ACC), Neighbors of Randol Mill Park (NORMP), and the UTA College of Science (COS) are sponsoring an Earth Day celebration at Randol Mill Park. Volunteers are needed for a variety of clean-up and maintenance activities. Volunteer check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. on the day of the event, with an early Birding Walk provided at 8 a.m. prior to assigned volunteer work taking place from 9 a.m. to noon

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Japanese Festival - Fort Worth

Apr 22 2023 - 9:00am to Apr 23 2023 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Celebrate spring in the Japanese Garden while exploring the arts and culture of Japan. Hosted in cooperation with the Fort Worth Japanese Society, the festival includes cultural demonstrations, performances, unique shopping opportunities and traditional foods.

    •   Tickets purchased in advance/online: Adults $12 | Seniors 65+ $10 | Child 6-15 $6 | Child 5 & under are fre

    •   Tickets purchased day of: Adults $15 | Seniors 65+ $13 | Child 6-15 $9 | Child 5 & under are free

    •  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 13, 2023

    • FWBG Members can register for their tickets beginning March 7, 2023 here.

Native Prairie Association of Texas, Blackland Prairie Chapter: Seed Swap - Garland

Apr 22 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
1770 Holford Road
Garland , TX

Dana Wilson and Blackland Chapter President Canaan Sutton will share their favorite tools and tips that they rely on for successful seed collecting and seed germination.

Please bring seeds and plants that you would like to swap!

Note: Pre-packed seed packets are easiest to distribute amongst participants, but if you are not able to do this, just bring some extra envelopes, bags, containers, or pots to collect your new seeds and plants.

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Nature Con - Fort Worth

Apr 22 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Nature Con is our spring event where we are promoting conservation. Join us and local organizations and hear about how we are conserving our natural resources. We will have hayrides, guided hikes, animal ambassador presentations, and paddling opportunities. Cost will be applied for hayrides and paddling. Food trucks will be onsite. 

Free with admission.

City of Carrollton: Earth Day - Carrollton

Apr 22 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Josey Ranch Lake Library
1700 Keller Springs Rd
Carrollton , TX

The City of Carrollton is going all out for Earth Day 2023 with workshops, an art contest, crafts, and more at the Josey Ranch Lake Library on Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be informational sessions from the U.S. Plastics Pact, a global network combating plastic waste, and Republic Services, the city’s solid waste provider, as well as hands-on activities for all ages including creating your own bee hotel, building compostable bird feeders, making seed balls, and painting flower pots.

Join Carrollton’s Neighborhood Partnership Office and Denton County Master Gardeners to learn about tree planting, climate change, plastic pollution, Texas SmartScape, and other sustainable practices at the Josey Ranch Pocket Prairie, located just behind the Library. RSVP required.