Category: Environment

Invasive Beetles Threaten Ash Trees

Texas A&M Forest Service staff and other Texas tree experts have been “sounding the alarm” about the emerald ash borer, a non-native beetle that has been decimating ash trees across the U.S. since 2002 (found in Texas in 2016) and has now been found in Dallas County.

Be Mindful of Ozone Action Days

As temperatures rise, so do the number of Ozone Action Days. Declared by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, these are the days when high ozone levels can cause serious health problems, and inhaling ground-level ozone is especially dangerous for people who have asthma or respiratory problems.

National Trails Day is June 4

National Trails Day 2022 is tomorrow, June 4, and there is no better way to celebrate than by taking a walk or bike ride on Richardson’s 93 miles of paved, off-road trails and six miles of nature trails.

Recycling Blue Bag Giveaways Scheduled for June

Public Services staff will be at the Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Dr., and Huffhines Park, 300 N. Plano Rd. (along Plano Road, in the park), on select dates in June to spread the word about the benefits of recycling.

Time to Try Composting

Sunday, May 29, is National Learn About Composting Day, and if you haven’t tried composting yet, it’s a great time to get more information about it.

Bike to Work Day

The City of Richardson is celebrating Bike To Work Day, a chance to embrace the healthy cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to driving.