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April 2017

2017 Smart Water Leadership Summit

April 24 - April 25
Tower Club, 1601 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201
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Facility Leaders & Infection Prevention Professionals: Make plans now to attend in Dallas, to gain and share essential insights about advancing your organization’s water management program. This year’s Summit will offer: Facility Leader Networking Build your professional network with like-minded leaders from the healthcare, educational institutions, commercial real estate, government, hotels and resorts, and food and beverage industries. View videos of past Summits. Water Management Training Course (Optional) Learn how industry standards, guidance and directives affect your team and organization.…

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Lavon Lake Watershed Partnering Meeting

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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$50.00

Saving from a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prosper Water Tower Gardens, 401 Craig St.
Prosper, TX
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This program covers the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55 gallon rain barrel. RSVP

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Shade Gardening

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Richardson Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr.
Richardson, Texas
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Shaded out? Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come learn a new way to landscape for the shade. Plant list provided.  RSVP

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Free

Planning for Your Water Future, A Guide for Water Efficient Landscape and Irrigation Methods in Your Ordinances

April 27 @ 1:30 pm
City of Princeton City Hall, 123 W Princeton Drive
Princeton, Texas 75407
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Does your Landscape & Irrigation Ordinance need any overhaul? Look at changing the plant pallet in your community to a more Water Efficient one for the future. Update your Irrigation and Landscape Ordinance to be more efficient. This program will provide you and your staff with an understanding of Native & Adaptive Plants and their benefits along with efficient Irrigation Strategies to meet the ever-growing water demands for our area. Plant list provided. Register

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NTMWD Board of Director’s Meeting

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NTMWD Board of Director's 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.

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Free

Rain Gardens

April 27 @ 6:30 pm
City of Plano Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
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Is standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! With proper plant selection and design, your rain garden can retain and treat rain water. Join us as we host Patrick Dickinson, a horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, to offer this FREE workshop on rain garden design, construction and maintenance. Patrick will provide a plant list and valuable insights. Register

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Free

Habitat Gardening

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John and Judy Gay Public Library, 6861 Eldorado Pkwy
McKinney, TX 75070 United States
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Join Nancy Payne learn how to create habitat landscapes that support pollinators, songbirds, hummingbirds, bees and the butterflies we all love.  Discover why habitat gardens are important and what conservation efforts are underway.  Learn how to make your garden a true 'habitat landscape'.  Find out which plants will give you the most spectacular display and gather some design tips from a real expert. Limited seating    Register Online.

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Volunteer for the Earth Day Trash Off in Garland

April 29
Garland Fire Administration, 1500 State Highway 66
Garland, TX
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Help beautify the community by picking up litter from Garland's parks and roadways during the annual Trash Off. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Garland Fire Administration, 1500 State Highway 66. After the cleanup, enjoy free family fun at the Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garland's Recycling Center! Register for the Trash Off here or call 972-205-3500.

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Free

Drug Take-Back Event (McKinney)

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
City of McKinney Building D, 1550 S. College St
McKinney, Texas
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April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The City of McKinney and many other locations are participating. For year-round disposal, visit the Drug Enforcement Agency website and enter the zip code for a collector location near you.

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