Apr 29 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.

Is your garden on the map

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW (April 28-May 1)

Apr 28 2023 - 7:00am to May 1 2023 - 11:45pm

Join this fun worldwide challenge to see which metro area can document the most plant and animal species using the free iNaturalist app.

You don't have to live in a city to participate! It's a great way to enjoy the natural world, whether from your own backyard, local park or other wild places.

Find out more at the website link below.

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Spring Plant Sale - Denton

Apr 29 2023 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
633 Hobson Lane
Denton , TX

You will find a vast selection of native, well-adapted, and hard-to-find plants! Master Gardeners will be on-site to answer your questions. Bring your own wagons or carts to load up your purchases.

Arlington Garden Club: Plant Sale - Arlington

Apr 29 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

Offering native and adapted perennials and plant donations from members' gardens.

Info: ArlingtonTXGardenClub@gmail.com

Bank of America: Free Shred Event - Plano

Apr 29 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
BOA Preston Lakes Financial Center
3260 Preston Rd OUTSIDE
Plano , TX

Open to the public.


• Old bills
• Old checks • Letterhead • Brochures • File folders • Post-its
• Paper 
• Newspaper
• Envelopes
• Photos
• Dated bank statements • Credit card offers 
• Old tax information 

(No box limit — shredding ends when truck is full)

Event Website:

Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Flower Mound

Apr 29 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Flower Mound HIgh School
3411 Peters Colony Road
Flower Mound , TX

We will have over 1,800 plants and 170+ species, and knowledgeable volunteers to help with your selection. See website for list of plants.

Bring a flat or box to make taking home all your treasures easier.