Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm 

Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment


Collection Potential: How much water can I collect? 

What do I do when I run out of rainwater? 

Parts of a Rainwater System

Rainwater Storage Tanks: Which type is right for me? 

Building a System: Can I do it myself? or do I need a professional? Selecting a Rainwater Harvesting professional? 


Friday, January 26, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm

Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment Advanced Technical Aspects

World's largest eco-expo featuring green nonprofits, businesses and schools. Demos, speakers, live music, food, children's activities and films. Free.

Native Americen Community Event and Celebration: Water Ceremony and Prayer. NDN Klaus and the Grinch Arrive, Native American Performances

Water - - It Is Life! ITINERARY:

5 PM - 8:15 PM: Food is ready (Comanche Outreach Building.)

6 PM: • Youth Introduction with Ryan Roth / Ponca • Opening Prayer with Johnny Tiddark / Comanche • Tribal Hymn • Song by Gwyn Michaela Pahsetopah / Osage • Tribal Memorial Song • Standing Rock war dance song composed by Michael Tongkeamha • Mni Wiconi song originally composed by Cherry Creek Singers. - (Healing Circle)

The morning speaker lineup includes, George S. Hawkins, Esq, CEO and general manager of D.C. Water, sharing his passion for the water industry and drive to create future water leaders. WFAA, Channel 8, Weather’s Colleen Coyle will give her perspective on our current weather conditions and Eric Eckl, founder of Water Words That Work will round out the morning by providing insight on communicating effectively.

Dustan Compton is the speaker. Program Description:  Tarrant Regional Water District is a raw water supplier for all or parts of an 11 county area within North Texas. TRWD operates a series of water supply lakes to support approximately 2.1 million water users. Population is expected to double within the next 50 years and water supply planning includes conservation to meet the growing need. Conservation is the long-term approach of using water more efficiently today so that it may be available for additional use tomorrow. Various indoor/outdoor, advertising, education, partnership, customer

Founded in 1995 at UNT, TXSER is heading back to Denton to hold the annual conference in the beautiful Environmental Education, Science and Technology building. Conference will feature informal networking, outdoor learning and fun. Ken Steigman, director and research scientist at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, is the keynote speaker. Early registration runs through the end of September.  

Clean Water Fund invites you to celebrate our Texas accomplishments and learn more about our ongoing work in North Texas at the home of Trammel Crow.

Texas director David Foster will discuss Clean Water Fund’s role in the region regarding North Texas water conservation initiatives.

James A. Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will provide an overview of the land surrounding the dam and include the Corps’ role in flood control, water supply, recreation and stewardship.  A tour of the Lake Lewisville Dam will follow the presentation. Park at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office. We'll caravan to the dam following a short presentation and lunch. We will be outside so dress comfortably for walking. Bring insect repellent as well.

$20-$30. Price includes a box lunch. Register.

At the semiannual YardSmart seminar, attendees will hear from well-known local experts on topics such as winter vegetables, trees and composting. Attendees can question a panel of experts about gardening issues during the Ask the Experts session. A garden tour will follow at 1 p.m.


Rain barrels are constructed from repurposed food grade containers, capacity is 55 gallons. Each participant will be provided with insect netting, a hose bib (faucet), caulk and adapter. The barrel will be fully functional and ready to be placed under a down spout. Each rain barrel is $50 each, build one, two, three or four. (Please make sure you can transport them in your vehicle). Payment much be received at seminar.