Oct 8 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.

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

NCTCOG: DFW High-Speed Transportation Study - Online Public Comment (Deadline Oct. 10)

Sep 10 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2023 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The public recently had several opportunities to weigh in on plans to connect Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas with high-speed rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments held a series of four open houses in August and September to gauge the opinions of potential users of the system.

There is still time for the public to weigh in on the project before the end of the 30-day comment period. Comment here by Oct. 10 to provide feedback on the Fort Worth-to-Dallas line.

The formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process of the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is set to kick off soon, during which the environmental and social impacts of the proposed route, which mostly follows Interstate Highway 30, will be evaluated. The NEPA process must be completed within a year of its start date. Once the line has been environmentally cleared, it will be easier to begin discussing funding mechanisms. Ultimately, the project could include some combination of public- and private-sector funds.



George W. Bush Presidential Center: Native Texas Park Tours - Dallas (Sept 30 - Nov. 18)

Sep 30 2023 - 10:00am to Nov 18 2023 - 11:00am
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

The 15-acre Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park is open daily for self-guided tours from sunrise until sunset 365 days a year. Pets are welcome. Embark on either a self-guided or group tour through the beautiful and sustainable park, building and grounds.

Guided tours will be available for free every Saturday at 10 a.m. starting Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. Weather permitting.

Tours begin in the Freedom Plaza by the fountain.

Free. Sign up on the website link below.

National Solar Tour: Bill Byrom Home - Irving

Oct 6 2023 - 1:00pm to Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Bill Byrom Home
1025 Lane St.
Irving , TX

NTREG member and Irving resident Bill Byrom is hosting an open house to show off his recently completely state-of-the-art energy efficient home.

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fall Plant Sale - Fort Worth (Oct. 6-7)

Oct 7 2023 - 2:00pm to Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
West Entrance, 3408 West Freeway
Fort Worth , TX

The semi-annual plant sale gives guests a chance to ask for plant advice from our expert horticultural staff, who can assist guests in finding plants that will work best in different yards and landscapes. 

 Proceeds from the sale benefit the Garden. FWBG Members receive 10 percent off (excludes vendor plants and products.)


Guests are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport plants to their vehicles

Free parking at West Entrance.

Hours: Friday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Info: Dena Lewis, FWBG PR Manager, [email protected], 817-463-4188

Wild DFW: Ned Fritz Day Walk - Dallas

Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail
7000 Bexar St
Dallas , TX

Forty years ago, acting Governor Lloyd Doggett decreed Sept. 24, 1983 to be Ned Fritz Day. The citation heralds Ned’s work in thwarting the Trinity barge canal, fighting against clearcutting of forests, and work establishing public park lands. The team at Ned Fritz Legacy insist that it be celebrated every year. No better way to honor Ned than a walk in the woods.

Come walk the soft-surface (natural) trail segments of the Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail to the Trinity River. The @Ned Fritz Legacy team of Kristi Kerr Leonard and Amy Martin will be joined by Eileen McKee and Michael McKee, the Fritz’s daughter and grandson.

Along the 2.5 mile round-trip, view the 2nd Saturday workday team’s habitat restoration efforts. Join the team: https://volunteersignup.org/KRDLE

This amble recreates the trail’s chapter in Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press). The hike, one of the book’s 25 adventure narratives, was taken in spring with Leonard, Martin, and Eileen McKee to experience the Texas buckeye blooms.