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.
onarch butterflies have begun their annual southbound migration, heading from Canada and the northern/Midwest U.S. to their winter home in Mexico, and have already begun showing up in Texas.
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.
The City’s Health Department provides an easy way for area families and groups to volunteer together outdoors, and a great way to celebrate National CleanUp Day Sept. 18
As the heat increases this month, those who like to get outside may be looking for shadier spots in which to picnic, observe nature, exercise or just relax.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management class Wednesday, Aug. 18 for residents of Dallas, Ellis, Johnson and Tarrant counties.
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.”
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.
ctivities continue in conjunction with July being Smart Irrigation Month. Check out these free classes taking place next week
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.