Category: Environment

Reminder: Picking Up Pet Waste Helps Waterways

In light of all the recent rain, the City would like to remind pet owners that leaving pet waste on grass or sidewalks creates an environmental hazard—as rainwater flows through lawns and over paved streets, it eventually collects the waste, carrying it into storm drains and then into streams, creeks and rivers.

Girl Scouts Help Beautify Heights Park

More than two dozen Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop 6842 and family members recently cleaned up Heights Park. The cleanup was part of the City’s Community & Corporate Environmental Cleanup Program (CCECP).

Mulching Grass Helps Municipal Park Areas

“Mulch mowing,” the practice of not bagging grass clippings or leaves, is used by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to help keep recreation areas healthy.

Real Estate Association Cleans Up Huffhines Park

Late last month the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America helped clean up Huffhines Park. Each May the group picks a community/civic project to get involved in as a way to celebrate “Meaningful May,” which coincides with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

National Trails Day is June 5

National Trails Day is this weekend, a good opportunity to get to know Richardson’s more than 80 miles of concrete hike and bike trails and soft surface nature trails available throughout the city.

Time to Try Composting

In conjunction with National Learn About Composting Day (Saturday, May 29), the North Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Air North Texas blog has posted information to help North Texans reduce their carbon footprint through composting.

S-s-stay Aware When it Comes to Snakes

Since snake encounters rise as temperatures rise, and can also increase after heavy rains/flooding, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension recently published information online to help prevent encounters with snakes and avoid snake bites.

Water Users Advised to Set Sprinklers to “Manual”

With all the rain our area has experienced in the past week and more expected next week, water customers can save money and help prevent needless water waste/runoff (not to mention oversaturation of their landscapes) by setting water sprinkler systems to “manual.”