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February 2018

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Training (Lewisville)

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kealy St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
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$100.00

This workshop is being co-hosted by Upper Trinity Regional Water District, the AgriLife Extension Office in Denton County, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects. Materials delivered in the training will help attendees understand: Urban stream functions, Impacts of development on urban streams, Recognize healthy versus degraded stream systems, Assess and classify a stream using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI), and Comprehend differences between natural…

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Board of Directors Meeting

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NTMWD Boardroom, 501 E. Brown St.
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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NTMWD Board of Directors Meetings are traditionally held on the fourth Thursday each month with adjustments made for holidays or other conflicts. Meetings are held at 501 E. Brown Street, Wylie, Texas in the Board Room and begin at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Conflicts of Interest in Accordance with HB 914. To see the agenda, board packet, and other documents related to this week’s meeting, visit the Board Meetings page.

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Grow Your Own Vegetables (Forney)

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City of Forney City Hall, 101 W Main St.
Forney, Texas 75126
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Free

“Lettuce” talk about vegetables! Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class in for you.  Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting the most production out of your favorite vegetables in the challenging climate of North Texas. REGISTER HERE

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Made for the Shade: Shade Gardening (Allen)

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
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Free

Are your trees throwing shade? Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Don’t accept being shaded out! Come learn from Texas A&M Agrilife Water University professionals what native and adapted plants thrive in the shadier spots as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for under those mature trees. Please arrive to the event 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of 10:00 a.m. REGISTER NOW!

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FEMA Basic Public Information Officer Training – Wylie

February 27 - March 1
NTMWD Training Room, 505 E. Brown Street
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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Free

NTMWD has arranged with the Texas Department of Public Safety to host a FEMA Basic Public Information Officer training course Feb. 27 through Mar. 1, 2018 in the  training room in Wylie. There is no cost for the course which is a pre-requisite to the FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer training held in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Focusing upon the unique role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in emergency management, this course will help PIOs or people assigned that role to…

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March 2018

Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in North Texas (McKinney)

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Collin College, McKinney Campus, 1550 S. College St. Bldg. D
McKinney, TX 75069
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Are you a Texas transplant, new to gardening or want to learn how to be a successful gardener? The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas event was designed with you in mind. Lecture topics during September event included: Why Earth-Kind is Important, The Dirt on North Texas Soils, Butterfly Gardening, How to Water Wisely, Vegetable Gardening and the Top 100 Plants for North Texas. Seating is limited - Register online

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Equipment & Techniques for Wildlife & Landscape Photography

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, 655 Martin Ln.
Seagoville, TX 75159
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$15

Equipment & Techniques for Wildlife and Landscape Photography with speaker David Hamblet. Topics Include: dSLR bodies lenses teleconverters filters tripods exposure manual focus histograms Zone System depth of field Register by emailing ldunn@wetlandcenter.com    

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The Garden Show 2018 (McKinney)

March 17 - March 18
Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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$2.00

A perennial favorite for residents of Collin County, the eighth annual event will showcase new and creative ideas, informative classes, vetted vendors, activities for the whole family, and fun entertainment. There is no better place than The Garden Show to learn about North Texas gardening and Earth-Kind® gardening principles. This year’s fun-filled two-day event features a “Seed to Table” theme. Demonstrations and presentations will run throughout the show on a variety of topics that include: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  From Vineyard to Glass Jar…

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Water Loss Audit Workshop (Wylie)

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
NTMWD Training Room, 505 E. Brown Street
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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Texas Water Development Board has scheduled a Water Loss Audit Workshop for water utilities on March 19, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (8:00 a.m. sign-in) in Wylie, Texas. The workshop is located at the North Texas Municipal Water District Training Room at 505 E. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098.   For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Daniel Rice at 512-463-0987 or Daniel.Rice@twdb.texas.gov.  

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ULandscapeIT: Water Efficient Landscape (Wylie)

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
NTMWD Training Room, 505 E. Brown Street
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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Free

Do you want to have the yard people envy on your street? Come and learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on our website (WaterUniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer! Register Now

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