Category: Environment

Revitalization Awards Nominations Due Oct. 8

iness for a 2021 Community Revitalization Award, an annual City awards program which recognizes property owners who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties.

World Ozone Day is Sept. 16

World Ozone Day is recognized annually Sept. 16 and was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to raise public awareness of the depletion of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere and encourage solutions to preserve it.

What Is An Ozone Action Day?

Though March-November is considered “ozone season” in the DFW area, hot temperatures and the resulting higher ozone concentrations in our air usually make August the month with the most “high-level” days, and you may hear a lot of news or weather reports that include the words “Ozone Action Day” or “Ozone Alert.”

Recycling Program Promoted with Blue Bag Giveaway

Public Services staff are scheduled to be at the Richardson Public Library Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the rest of August from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to spread the word about the benefits of recycling.

Summer is Stinging Caterpillar Season; Awareness Advised

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.