An environmental group or organization

During the month of April, the bluebonnets are on display in Ennis and the city provides a map, showcasing the best viewing spots along 40 miles of driving trails.

In addition, the city puts on a weekend festival with arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and bluebonnet souvenirs. 

The combination Arbor and Earth Day event features green vendors, tree and plant sales, gardening products, along with family friendly activities. 

The city of Plano hosts this eco event held at the Plano Centre, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, featuring booths, kid’s activities and animal adoptions. 

Highlights include New York-based Bash the Trash, which builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. Sign up for the instrument-building workshop.

This community-wide clean up and fair hosted by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful is held at the Flower Mound Home Depot, 852 Long Prairie Road. Be sure to stop by the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas plant sale from 10am-1pm, featuring hard-to-find native plants.

Residents can also drop off paper for shredding  and as well as housewares and electronics. 

This neighborhood Earth Day celebration held in Lake Cliff Park, 1200 N Zang Blvd, features 100-plus vendors, animal adoptions, food trucks, electronic recycling and a dog parade

The popular Arlington nature center presents nature walks, camping classes, story times and crafts at the River Legacy Living Science Center.


Event goers can enjoy hands-on environmental demonstrations, education booths, kid’s crafts, live music and an organic plant sale at Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd.

On your way, drop-off your usable household goods; household documents for shredding; and bulky trash items at Town Center Elementary parking.

The festival has a new location at the Dayspring Nature Preserve, 622 Rainforest Lane, and will feature exhibits, an eco-lab trail, kite flying and a wildflower seeded Easter egg hunt.

The hike will last 2-3 hours. Trails range from flat and easy to hilly and moderately difficult.  Bring a picnic lunch for later.

Wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes and a hat. Bring a small daypack with at least 32 oz of water and a trail snack or GORP (good ole raisins and peanuts).

All proceeds benefit Green Source DFW, Cedar Ridge Preserve and Explorers Academy, a nonprofit entity  founded to assist adverturers of all ages and economic backgrounds enjoy the outdoors. $20. 

RSVP: Wendel Withrow, wendel@withrowlaw.com, 214-287-1046. 

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo where exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

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