May 3 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.

Arlington Conservation Council: Texas Stream Team Returns to Arlington - Zoom

May 3 2023 - 6:30pm
Zoom TX

After a long pause, the City of Arlington has relaunched its community scientist program. Texas Stream Team is a statewide environmental education and volunteer-based water quality monitoring program run by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University for 30+ years. Through TST, community scientists are trained to monitor water quality in our lakes and creeks by collecting and analyzing surface water at specific sites. The reports are then uploaded to a statewide database where problems may be detected and interventions designed by water professionals. The TST program serves to protect the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways through this network of local public-private environmental stewards.

Amesha Morris is a Senior Environmental Specialist with the Environmental Management Division, City of Arlington Public Works and Transportation Dept. She was an inspector with the Stormwater Administrator, City of McKinney. Amesha has a background in stormwater regulations for construction, industrial, illicit discharge detection, and water quality sampling. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in environmental science from the University of North Texas.

Join by Zoom:

Social: 6:30 pm.
Meeting: 7 p.m.