Oct 30 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.

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.

Allen Library: 'Living With the Trinity' Film Screening - Allen & Zoom

Oct 30 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Allen Public Library
328 N Allen Dr
Allen , TX

The Trinity River narrowly escaped its fate as a straightened and confined barge canal, channelized from east Fort Worth to the Gulf. A young Republican congressman, Alan Steelman, took big risks opposing the boondoggle project backed by every political power in the state. Tom Keener was one of his volunteers. When newcomer Steelman won a major congressional seat out from under canal backer and political powerhouse Earl Cabell, everything changed.

Ned Fritz, a staunch Democrat and famed environmentalist, led the activists' efforts by forming a highly unusual coalition, Citizens Organization for a Sound Trinity, consisting of environmentalists and naturalists who considered the project to be ecological devastation, fiscal conservative Republicans who opposed the $1 billion price tag (in '70s dollars!), and people of color whose historic communities would be destroyed by the canal. Amy Martin, Ned's biographer at Ned Fritz Legacy, will present their story.

The evening will begin with an overview of the Trinity ecology by Amy Martin, author of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth on Timber Press.

7:30 to 8:30 PM: Discussion with Alan Steelman and Amy Martin, moderated by Tom Keener of the Allen Public Library. 

8:30 to 9:30: Screening of the KERA documentary about the Trinity barge canal fight, Living With The Trinity.

Talk available on Zoom: https://actv.org/CablecastPublicSite/watch-now?site=1