Category: Environment

Know Before You Go: Feeding Ducks Harms Water, Wildlife

Though taking bread to “feed the birds” at area ponds and lakes is a fun tradition for many families, the City’s Health Department wants to remind everyone that more harm than good comes from continuing that practice.

Save the Date: Trash Bash is April 24

The City’s annual Trash Bash is back after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. This year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, will focus on many of the drive-thru activities that are a regular part of Trash Bash, including document shredding, used book/record/CD/DVD collection, electronics recycling, used cooking oil collection and a collection event for Network of Community Ministries.

Walkers Help Clean Up Neighborhood, Breckinridge Park

Many residents of Richardson’s Creek Hollow Estates have been adding an extra activity as they go on walks through their neighborhood and in nearby Breckinridge Park: picking up trash and recyclables (last week, their clean-up efforts netted six large bags of trash).

City Program Offers Socially Distanced, Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a way to give back to the community in a safe, socially distanced way? Consider gathering friends and family to pick up trash and recyclables in one of Richardson’s many parks, creek beds or green spaces as part of the Health Department’s Community & Corporate Environmental Cleanup Program.

Guided Tours at JBS Wetland Center Feb. 6, 20

Take advantage of sunny winter days and head southeast to explore the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, located in the middle of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) 2,000-acre East Fork Wetland Project.