Groups, families and individuals can choose any of the locations listed in the registration form as a cleanup location. All volunteers are invited to the after party at the Panther Island Pavilion with free food, door prizes and entertainment.

informal meeting to explore possible formation of Dallas chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas. All welcome to attend. Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, or 214-321-7159.

The Native Prairies Association of Texas is starting a chapter in Fort Worth. Prairie enthusiasts, master naturalists, bird watchers, landowners, educators and anyone else interested in prairies is welcome. 

Info: Jo Ann Collins, or 817-689-0098.

There may still be a chance to save the Fort Worth Prairie Park despite the recent sale of the property to developers. All are invited to brainstorm and plan our next steps. David Bezanson with the Nature Conservancy will be in town and we will discuss what we found out at the meeting with the city. David believes we really have a chance to make this happen, but we need you!

If you can't come and want to know more about what you can do, please let me know.

Contact: Jo Ann Collins, 817-689-0098 or

Dr. Armendariz is a former SMU professor and EPA administrator and currently with the Sierra Club, as senior campaign representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign. Info:


Besides good company, you can enjoy cheap eats, because it's $1 burger night from 5 p.m. until closing, so you can chow down on a hamburger, turkey burger or portobello burger for only a buck. Meet downstairs at the large table to your right as you walk in the door. Look for our sign.

Author Joel Greenberg will bring the story of the passenger pigeon to life and speak about his new book, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction. Greenberg has been a birder/naturalist for 45 years, and has shared his love and knowledge of nature and conservation by authoring three books, writing numerous articles, co-hosting a radio show, blogging on and lecturing widely. He has also written the first book on the species in more than 50 years. Joel uses his passion and humor in telling the poignant story of this species, which also includes the interesting human characters that populate the bird’s history. But this is not just about the past: What happened to the passenger pigeon is relevant to us and those who come after. 

Sponsored by the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society.

$10. Available beginning Aug. 4. Limited seating.

Celebrate the life and death of the great legendarily terrible idea in the Bishop Arts District. A slow jazz funeral procession will begin on the patio at Oddfellows

Read the Dallas Morning News article.

The Fort Worth Water Department, BRIT, and NBC5 are partnering to sponsor the second annual EcoScape residential summer landscape contest to find the homeowner with the most creative, attractive, and water efficient lawn in the area. The contest runs from June 14 to August 16 and will be judged on three key criteria:

1.     Design – aesthetic appeal; composition; use of color and plant variety;

2.     Water Conservation – efficient irrigation/water use; use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls, walks, etc.; use of native and/or adapted plants; reduced turf area; and use of mulches; and

3.     Appropriate Maintenance – healthy landscape, no weeds; plants pruned as appropriate.

Bring a mat and water bottle. $15. Info: