Category: Environment

Say No to Junk Mail

Though Richardson’s recycling program accepts paper of all kinds, residents might want to consider.

Fireflies Light Up Parks, Green Spaces in Fall Appearance

Texas is one of the lucky states in the U.S. when it comes to lightning bugs (a.k.a. fireflies), as the flashing insects appear in the evening in both spring and fall here due to our climate (they thrive in warm and humid conditions).

Texas Pure Offers Composting, Free Yard Waste Drop-off

If you have tree limbs/other yard trimmings piled up and don’t want to wait until your next day for a free BABIC (Brush and Bulky Item Collection) pick-up, you can haul your pile to Texas Pure’s Custer Road grind site in Plano, 9901 Custer Rd., for a free drop-off.

Wildflower planting around the community begins

The annual wildflower planting program in Richardson has started, with Parks and Recreation Department staff planting seeds that include a mix of red corn poppy, corn flower and rocket larkspur into various locations around the community.

Dallas County Master Gardeners Offer Free Advice via E-mail, Website

If you’re getting outside to garden now that temperatures are cooler and need some “socially distanced” gardening advice, The Dallas County Master Gardener Association, through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, offers free advice via its website and through e-mail.

World Environmental Health Day is Sept. 26

When it comes to emergency and disaster planning and response, staff members with Richardson’s Health Department are on the frontlines educating the community and investigating outbreaks of communicable diseases such as salmonella, influenzas and COVID-19.

New Air Monitoring Network Now Live

The SharedAirDFW Network debuted this week, the result of a three-year high-tech collaboration between several entities including Dallas County and UT Dallas that provides increased, more precise air quality monitoring than what had previously been available in the area.