Topics include Texas Recycling Data Initiative, Product Stewardship and Texas bottle bill. 

Speakers include Maia Corbitt & Scott Pasternak; Debbie Branch, city of Fort Worth; and Mary Woods, Texas Clean Waters Group.

$25/STAR & NTCRA members; $35/nonmembers

City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and Dallas County Master Gardeners are teaming up to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind gardening with the 21st annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30-minute talks on Water-Wise gardening and related topics at all 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, June 6, will receive a free hose spray nozzle. 

Maps for the self-driving tour are available at and at all tour headquarters. 

Tour Headquarters:

Central: White Rock Pump Station - 2900 White Rock Rd., Dallas, TX 75214

North: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center - 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75252

South: Kidd Springs Recreation Center - 711 W. Canty Street, Dallas, TX 75208

Free. Info: 214-670-3155


The BOPA mobile will accept ONLY the following items: BATTERIES, OIL/OIL FILTERS, LATEX PAINT and  ANTIFREEZE

Containers larger than 5 gallons will NOT be accepted.
No more than 50 pounds of batteries can be dropped off per day.
No more than 25 gallons of latex paint, oil or antifreeze can be dropped off per day.

This service is made possible by:
County of Dallas, City of Dallas, Cities of the Dallas Area, and the Household Hazardous Waste Network

FREE to residents of the following cities and areas: 

(Please bring driver’s license and a utility bill as proof of residence.)

Addison, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Unincorporated Dallas County

Tandy Hills Natural Area and Stella Rowan Prairies have always been prairie, but they haven't always been protected.

How did they become protected? Someone took notice and the process was set in motion. We need people (anyone) to be our eyes. Yes, that's right, the prairie needs YOU to notice it! It doesn't matter if you don't know the difference between Johnson grass and Bluestem grass, we still need you.

The Native Prairies Association has been mapping prairies statewide and our chapter needs help with tagging the Fort Worth area. Once a prairie remnant is identified, an effort can be made to save it from development or to introduce the owner to conservation options in conjunction with development. Our area is being developed at an alarming rate and knowing what we have will give us an advocacy starting point for treasures yet to be discovered. 

If you can't join us, you can still help by looking for prairies (the land may be public or private). Report locations to our website: or by email: 

Visit to Elbert's Garden and Greenhouse. Presenter: Elbert Seal.

Open to all. No geographic limitation. Free.

Info: Candice Boswell, or 972-524-0007.

The North Texas Electric Auto Association’s goal is to support local EV enthusiasts and to promote and educate the public regarding the benefits of electric vehicles.

Program for May is on invasive plants.


Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday each month, except for November and December.

Social and snacks @ 6:30 pm, educational lecture @ 7 pm.

The family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts features flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families will learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. Children will learn how to build a bug house or paint using leaves, and everyone will learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family. 

Schedule of Entertainment

Birds of Prey Presentation...9:30am

Prairie Nature Walk...10am

Live Encounters with Native Snakes...10:30am

BRIT Tour...11:30am

Raffle & Announcements...Noon


Featuring The Prophets and Outlaws – A Southern Rock Band with Soul!...11am - 1pm