Mar 5 2024

Keep Texas Beautiful: Beautify Texas Awards - Nominations Open (Feb. 5-March 22)

Feb 5 2024 - 8:00am to Mar 22 2024 - 5:00pm

The Beautify Texas Awards recognize efforts made by individuals and organizations to enhance their communities and protect Texas’ environment. These awards honor extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations, and specific projects and programs. They are organized into two main categories, Individual Awards and Organizational Awards.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 24-April 8)

Feb 24 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 8 2024 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 24-April 8, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and the all NEW living backdrops of sprawling plant walls. These six installations, placed throughout the garden, will feature over 10,000 plants covering 565 square feet.

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1 to June 15)

Mar 1 2024 - 6:00am to Jun 15 2024 - 11:00pm

Help migrating birds by turning off lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during spring migration.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (March 1-April 14)

Mar 1 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 14 2024 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

UT Dallas: Air Sensor Summit - Richardson (Registration Deadline Feb. 23)

Mar 5 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
UT Dallas
1302 E Collins Blvd Richardson IQHQ
Richardson , TX

Learn about DFW non-regulatory low cost air sensors. Speakers: Dr. David Lary, Dr. Barry Lachman, Jenny Narvaez and more.
Lunch included.
Parking is free.
RSVP by Friday, Feb. 23. Space is LIMITED. RSVP to [email protected]

The Summit is being organized in collaboration by the following organizations:

    •    City of Dallas

    •    University of Texas at Dallas

    •    North Central Texas Council of Government

    •    EPA Region 6

    •    Children’s Hospital

    •    Midlothian Breathe

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FWBG/BRIT: Collecting Ironweeds in South Africa - Fort Worth & Zoom

Mar 5 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanic Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

Dr. Morgan Gostel will share experiences from a recent field trip to South Africa, where he and colleagues traveled more nearly 4,000 miles in November 2023 in search of enigmatic flowering plants in the “ironweed” tribe, Vernonieae (Compositae). This tribe is one of the most species-rich (and complex) groups in the sunflower family, with nearly 1,500 species worldwide.

This trip to South Africa was the first of at least five field trips that Dr. Gostel and his colleagues at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London will carry out to collect species from across the range of Vernonieae in the Eastern Hemisphere. These collections are critical for subsequent analyses that will help botanists understand and classify diversity of these plants.

This is a hybrid meeting. See link below for Zoom option.

Liveable Arlington: Hearing on Permit for New Gas Wells - Arlington

Mar 5 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Arlington City Hall TX

Total Energies has applied for permits to drill and frack four new gas wells at their Highpoint site located at 2250 E. Arbrook Blvd. in Arlington,Texas. The site is in District 5 which is represented by Councilwoman Rebecca Boxall.

A hearing and vote for granting a drillzone permit took place on February 27, 2024 before the Arlington city council. A second reading and vote, and then a public hearing and vote for the four gas well permits will take place on Tuesday, March 5.

Once a drillzone permit has been granted, the city of Arlington can approve any number of gas wells in secret inside the drillzone without informing neighbors. For instance, the city approved 17 new gas wells Total's Bruder site in 2022 about 325 feet from homes using this tactic. The resulting drilling that has continued for a year has caused horrendous noise, property damage, horrific emissions, illnesses, according to residents. The city has taken NO action to improve the situation despite many complaints by affected residents.

Residents can speak for three minutes in opposition, sign a card in opposition and raise their hand when their name is called or send an email in opposition.

Information about the proposed wells provided by the city is here. See Facebook event page for updates.