Posted by youngsierrans on February 4, 2010
Over the last year I’ve become aware of a handful of local, neighborhood-driven bike advocacy groups around our city. These organizations mobilize grassroots support in making the Dallas area more bike-friendly by establishing discounts with local merchants, working with city council-folk to create cycle tracks on major thoroughfares (a first in Dallas), and hosting event-themed, recreational rides around town.
These groups must be having an effect – Dallas is creating a Bicycle Transportation Advisory Committee and is currently seeking applications. The committee is going to be a 15-person board and will help in developing Dallas’ future comprehensive bicycle plan (meeting monthly). Please email your applications to Max Kalhammer (Sr. Planner – Bicycle Coordinator), by Feb 15th, with the subject line “BAC Application.”
So dust off that ol’ Schwinn Stingray and get out to support these important local groups! If one doesn’t exist in your neighborhood, contact any of the below “friendly” organizers to learn what steps you can take to start one around your community. Happy Riding!
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson
Bike Friendly North Dallas
Bike Friendly Richardson
Bike Friendly Arlington
Bike Friendly Fort Worth
Biking In Dallas
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Posted by youngsierrans on November 18, 2009
Looking for exciting opportunities to learn something new about local wildlife or volunteer in the outdoors? The North Texas Master Naturalist group maintains a comprehensive calendar of events for many of our local environmental preservation and development organizations (i.e., Cedar Ridge Preserve, Native Plant Society of Texas, Texas Master Naturalist, Connemara Conservancy, Heard Museum). All events are open to the public.
If you’re simply seeking more information on Texas native trees/shrubs/mammals/reptiles, identifying invasive species or educating yourself on the natural history of North Texas, see the Links page on the North Texas Master Naturalist website.
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Posted by youngsierrans on November 12, 2008
From the NTREG website:
Who We Are
The North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG – website) was established in 2001 with the primary goal of educating North Texans about the power of renewable energy (“RE”).
Whether you’re experienced in renewable energy .. or so new to “RE” you don’t know what to ask, The North Texas Renewable Energy Group is for you! Would you like to learn more about energy conservation, energy efficiency, solar electricity, solar hot water, and related topics? You’re welcome to participate in our free Yahoo conversation group (sign-up link below) and attend our meetings! …
The Mission of North Texas Renewable Energy Group is to further the development of renewable energy, sciences and technologies with concern for the ecological, social and economic fabric of our community and state. NTREG promotes renewable energy through the exchange of ideas and information at meetings, discussion group and public and private events.
Additional areas of interest include electric cars and alternative transportation, biodiesel, as well as all aspects of energy conservation, both residential and commercial. If it pertains to energy, we’re probably discussing it. …
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Posted by youngsierrans on August 25, 2008
Texas Discovery Gardens (link), at historic Fair Park in Dallas, is a year-round urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. Ten different themed areas include a butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden and heirloom garden.
At Texas Discovery Gardens, visitors discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.
Texas Discovery Gardens’ 7.5 acres offer a wonderful diversity of garden styles and botanical collections. The Gardens feature native plants and plant species from other regions of the world that are adapted to the challenging climate and soils of North Texas. Plants are also selected for their benefits in providing habitat for native wildlife, including butterflies, bugs, and birds.
They have the first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. The gardens are maintained using sustainable methods that conserve water and help to protect the environment.
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Saturday
Various Admission Rates: See site for details. Tuesday admissions are free!!
Location: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fair Park, 75210 (map). Fair Park is two miles east of downtown Dallas just south of Interstate 30.
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Posted by youngsierrans on August 18, 2008
For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL) “is an enthusiastic, energetic group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis.” Volunteer opportunities exist for all ages (monthly, second Saturday, lake shoreline spruce-ups; the adopt-a-shoreline program).
More info is available on the FTLOTL site.
- September 13th
- October 11th
- November 8th
- December 13th
Registration Location: FTLOTL Office – 1152 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218 (map). NE Corner of Garland Rd. & Buckner Blvd. in Casa Linda Plaza (Facing Buckner & Doctors Hospital)
Registration Time: 8-9 AM – Enjoy complimentary breakfast and beverages, get your clean up material (trash bag, recycling bag, gloves, trash picker-upper) and meet fellow volunteers.
Clean up Time: 9-11 AM (2 hours)
Questions? Phone: 972-622-SAVE (7283)
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Posted by youngsierrans on August 18, 2008
The Trinity Trust has two groups, the River Rats and the Rat Pack, who are “friends of The Trinity Trust who support the Trinity Project – environmental efforts, outdoor recreation, real estate development, project design, and community rehabilitation.”
More info is available on the Trinity Trust site.
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