Sep 6 2023

Lights Out Texas: Fall Migration (Aug. 15 - Nov. 30)

Aug 15 2023 - 11:00pm to Nov 30 2023 - 6:00am
Texas TX

​Lights Out Texas is a campaign to turn off lights at night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during spring and fall wildbird migrations to help protect nocturnally migrating birds.

Originally launched in 2017 by Houston Audubon, Lights Out Texas has grown statewide and is facilitated by Audubon Texas in collaboration with conservation non-profits, universities, governmental organizations and Texans dedicated to the conservation of birds.

The full fall migration starts Aug. 15 and ends on Nov. 30.
The peak fall migration is Sept. 6 through Oct. 29.

North Texas Giving Day - Online (Deadline Sept. 21)

Sep 1 2023 - 7:00am to Sep 21 2023 - 11:45pm
Online TX

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.

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Deadline Oct. 13

Sep 5 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 13 2023 - 5:00pm

The contest is for students who live or attend school in Arlington. Entries are due Oct. 13 and winners will be announced Oct. 19. One winner in each age group will receive water-themed books, fun STEAM-related kits, and other fun prizes.

Visit the website for more information on:

    •    Contest rules 

    •    Printable contest flyer

    •    Printables for pre-K students (From the EPA's WaterSense website)

    •    Resources for parents and educators

North Texas Master Naturalist: Weather 101 - Farmers Branch & Zoom

Sep 6 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Dallas College Brookhaven Campus
3939 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch , TX

Jamie Gudmestad, National Weather Service meteorologist, will cover an often-discussed topic, the weather. Jamie will tell us how the National Weather Service has evolved and how the NWS works with local partners to educate and alert the public about adverse weather conditions.

Zoom link.

Arlington Conservation Council: 2024 Arlington Solid Waste Update - Zoom

Sep 6 2023 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Tyler Hurd is new to Arlington but not to the solid waste field, having held various management positions in Denton's Solid Waste Residential Waste Collections Department and more recently in Irving as waste collections manager. With an M.S. in public administration from the University of North Texas and 15 years experience analyzing, budgeting and planning for neighboring cities, he is well prepared to modernize and streamline Arlington's waste collection, disposal, and recycling operations.

Zoom in Sept. 6 to hear how he intends to do just that.