This month's guest speaker is Derek Broman, Urban Wildlife Biologist, DFW Metroplex
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Cedar Hill State Park.

Fundraising bake sale benefitting the big cat sanctuary in Wylie. Homemade, packaged and specialty items available, including vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free.

This educational seminar will feature tips for protecting pets from coyotes, reducing coyote attractants in neighborhoods and advice on how to haze bold coyotes. Coyote hazing helps restore the fear of humans for habituated coyotes and involves the systematic use of deterrents such as noisemakers, projectiles and water hoses. Communities such as Denver have achieved remarkable success using non-lethal deterrence programs.

Free. RSVP. Info: Lynsey White Dasher at

Fifth annual conference hosted by  Coastal Prairie Partnership and Native Prairies Association of Texas. This year's conference will focus on challenges to conserving, restoring and educating about prairies.

Audience: Resource professionals, private landowners, volunteers (including Texas Master Naturalists), educators, landscape architects. 

Cost: Field experiences (May 29) - $30 each; Indoor Presentations (May 30 & 31) $150; $75 for students. Free post-conference field experience also available.

Topics: Prairie restoration, prairies and water/energy production, prairies and climate change, managing for biodiversity, prairie bird conservation, social media and conservation, conservation agreement for landowners, teaching about prairies, creating grassroots campaigns, and more.

Field Experiences (May 29 and June 1): This year's conference will include a varied mixture of free and paid field experiences throughout the DFW area.

Indoor Presentations (MAY 30 AND 31) at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens:

Screening of the documentary Green Fire about environmentalists Aldo Leopold, who shaped the U.S. National Parks environmental policy. Free. Info: 214-509-4911

Whooping Cranes winter down in Port Aransas, but less is known about their locations during the migration process. Learn how to become Whooper Watchers and help scientists locate stopover sites for these birds of peril. Pre-registration required. Free with paid admission.

Network with folks that work, study and promote environmental topics and sustainability.

Volunteers needed to work with Arlington Parks Dept staff to clean up trash and debris and help with the butterfly garden and wildflower bed.

Sharon Wilson, Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability project leader for the Texas and Gulf Region, will speak about “Toxic Degradation of the Environment.”

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the actions we can take to oppose building a tollroad inside the Dallas levee system.   

We will review the following:

our meeting schedule and location for the next 4 months;

our position and comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Trinity Toll Road; and

a membership form for those interested in joining our coalition.

 The Trinity River Action Coalition (TRAC) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 1991 by a coalition of civic and environmental groups and individuals that joined together to benefit the human and natural habitats along the Trinity River corridor and its tributaries.  

During the next three months, TRAC’s general meeting meetings are at 7 p.m. on May 7, June 11 and July 9. Beginning in Aug. 14, TRAC will begin meeting at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. TRAC sponsors a hike or other activity on the fourth Saturday of the month.