ctivities continue in conjunction with July being Smart Irrigation Month. Check out these free classes taking place next week
Nature lovers beware—sometimes the “cutest” looking caterpillars, the fuzzy kind that curious children want to touch, may pack a painful “punch.” A few kinds of caterpillars in Texas carry irritating or venomous hairs, and since there was an abundance of spring foliage this year in North Texas due to all the rain, North Texans may see an abundance of all kinds of caterpillars this summer and fall.
As the Richardson Health Department continues its weekly trapping and testing of mosquitoes, there have been no positive West Nile test results this year or positives for any other mosquito-borne illness that would require neighborhood spraying.
Learn how to best irrigate your landscape with two free Texas SmartScape®-approved learning opportunities this weekend:
As temperatures increase, so do the possibilities of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
With summer upon us and pool maintenance taking place, the Health Department reminds homeowners to keep pool water out of storm drains and streams—chemically treated pool water kills aquatic life and pollutes our water supply.
Grilling for the July 4th holiday? The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Air North Texas program recommends using a portable, reusable charcoal chimney to heat the coals, available for around $15 at most hardware stores.
The Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center, 11234 Plano Rd., will return to regular hours beginning Tuesday, July 6.
Public Services staff are back at the Library Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate low-maintenance trees, bushes and vines into your landscape at a free, online Texas SmartScape® class June 29 sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District.