Litter Stomp is a chance for community groups to band together and clean up Fort Worth neighborhood streets and parks. The first 1,000 participants registered by Oct. 17 will receive cleanup supplies, including gloves, trash bags and Litter Stomp T-shirts.

Register on website.

Prairie enthusiasts, master naturalists, bird watchers, landowners, educators and anyone else interested in prairies is welcome. Westside Presbyterian Church, 8700 Chapin Rd, Fort Worth. Info: Jo Ann Collins: [email protected] or 817-689-0098

Learn about Texas State and local birding hotspots at the Fort Worth Audubon Society Meeting. Learn which birds you may see at several different birding locations. 

An interactive discussion about taking our waste reduction policies beyond the current, well-established curbside recycling programs with the goal of eventually reducing, reusing, recycling and composting 90 percent of our overall waste. That's what people mean when they say "zero waste" and that's what all communities should strive for. Arlington and other DFW cities can take the lead.

Zac Trahan, Texas Campaign for the Environment's DFW director, was home schooled as a child in the Hill Country outside Austin. His deep connection with and respect for the natural world has only strengthened since joining TCE in the fall of 2002. Zac has worked in all three TCE offices and was the Houston Program Director from 2008-2011. He believes our common problems call for collaborative solutions and that protecting our future means protecting our shared surroundings.

Meet at corner of Hwy 274 & CR 4042 near Tolosa Baptist Church and the feed store, South Hwy 274 between Kemp and Tool. Closest address: 19101 Texas Hwy 274, Kemp, TX 75143

James Dunkley, trails historian and chairman of the Historic Trails Committee of the Irving Heritage Society, will speak at this special event. He has received the Certificate of Commendation “for distinguished service in the field of historic preservation” from the Texas Historical Commission. James will speak on the correlation of two accounts of Texas history; Roemer's Texas 1845-1847, by Dr. Ferdinand Roemer, and Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne. This meeting offers a rare and special opportunity to learn from an expert on Texas history. It will also be an opportunity for our researchers to learn from a master. Email Mary Graves at [email protected] to reserve seats.  

Help remove invasive plants that are growing by leaps and bounds with the warm weather. Bring work gloves, sun hats and sun protection, water, and your favorite tools for weeding.

Info: Marcie Haley [email protected] or 214-535-9373

Help remove invasive plants that are growing by leaps and bounds with the warm weather. Bring work gloves, sun hats and sun protection, water, and your favorite tools for weeding.

Info: Marcie Haley [email protected] or 214-535-9373

Join the Swarm and take part in a week-long campaign of global actions to Save the Bees. Together we will Pester the Pesticide Pushers and Swarm together to BAN Neonicotinoids and other poisonous chemicals. We need to keep the bees alive to pollinate our food!

TUESDAY: Call your legislators today and tell them to ban Neonicotinoids! Demand legislation that will protect pollinators and our food supply.

WEDNESDAY: We’ll ride the train around DFW in our BEE costumes

THURSDAY: Wear your BEE costume everywhere you go all day.

SATURDAY: Big Day of Action - Aug. 16, National Honey Bee Day. Start getting your bee costumes ready now. We'll have a family-friendly rally in Klyde Warren Park at 9 a.m. with bee flash-mob dance for all ages.

Workshop includes door prizes, classroom giveaways and every teacher receives a CD with re- sources. Workshop limited to first 30 registrants.

This workshop is for educators with a passion for gardening with children. It will cover the basics of school-year organic gardening, how to connect school curriculum to gardening activities, gather ideas for school garden programs and how to implement a safe habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Learn the links between individual behavior and changes that school gardens inspire and the larger impacts on families, schools and communities. This workshop will cover:

1. Small steps to implement a school garden
2. Native and well adapted plants
3. Pollinators: Special guest the butterflies
4. Gardening with low watering in mind

$25. Info: [email protected] or 972-474-9100.

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