About the Plan

The Walk! Fort Worth Pedestrian Transportation Plan aims to make walking around the city safer and more convenient.

By replacing the short vehicle trips with pedestrian trips, Cowtown air will be measurably cleaner and the population healthier thanks to increased physical activity. If that isn't important enough, it also helps reduce congestion on our streets.

Public Meetings

Public meetings will be held at 6:30 pm 

City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas AgriLife Extension, the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the Town of Addison are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind™ gardening with the 18th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30 minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour on the hour at each of the tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour.

The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters will receive a free hose nozzle. For more information on this tour, call the Water Conservation Hotline at (214) 670-3155 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 17 - Green Architecture with Gary Olp.

Geoff (Jeff) Lawton has made an excellent teaching DVD. He covers everything from sustainable strategies for urban gardening to water tanks to aquaponics to rocket stoves to mini-swales to urban design and more! Just as Permaculture is intensive gardening, this video is intensive teaching. Since 1985, Lawton has undertaken a large number of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing Permaculture systems in over 30 different countries around our planet. He certainly knows his Permaculture and how to teach it. 

Video is slightly over 90 minutes long.

Monthly Meeting of the Dallas Sierra Club

January's Topics:

Climate Engineering
Geoengineering, also called climate engineering, is the term used to describe activities designed to
December Meeting of the Dallas Sierra Club:

Robert Ruth, architect, will discuss planning, designing and remodeling homes for comfort, health,
energy efficiency, and water conservation.  He will cover best building design and remodeling

Our two-day intensive course fulfills the educational requirements for the LEED GA exam, as well as covering everything you would need to know to pass the GA exam. You will review all LEED rating systems, go over other essential concepts, and take practice exams. Flash cards and student workbook included. Flash cards and student workbook included.


W & Th: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 2 Sessions



The Association of Energy Engineers Certified Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager (CRM™) program is designed to provide recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the growing field of carbon reduction. The designation CRM identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of technical expertise in energy management and environmental practices. This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits through AEE and qualifies for GBCI's (CMP) for LEED ® professionals. For prerequisites or to register visitwww.uta.edu/ded/ced/crm



W, Th & F: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, 3 Sessions

The 2011 Julian Burgen Lecture
Sponsored by Arlington Conservation Council
Free Admission     Everyone Welcome
Luke Metzger 
Director, Environment Texas 

Capitol Update: 
Environment Texas Briefing on State and Federal Actions Impacting the Trinity River, 
Fracking, the Drought, and More
presented by North Texas Chapter of Master Naturalists and Texas AgriLife