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October 2019

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Plano

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Expired or unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications from households have traditionally been disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or a drain. Although this method of disposal prevents immediate accidental ingestion, it can cause pollution in wastewater, which has been demonstrated to cause adverse effects to fish and other aquatic wildlife. When the water is eventually reused, it can also cause unintentional human exposure to chemicals in medications. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient and…

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Wings Over the Wetland (Seagoville)

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lasso up your favorite Western wear and gallop on over! We’ll serve up authentic chuck wagon comfort food cooked onsite by Buck Reams, serving Rosewood Wagyu Beef. Swing the night away with The Western Flyers Band, get your picture taken with Texas Longhorn cattle, and participate in a live auction featuring speed painter Amy Burkman. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, only 25 miles from downtown Dallas, provides unique water education programs and nature adventures in the middle of the…

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North Texas Ag Networking Night – McKinney

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States

Join us for a free meal and opportunity to meet and network with agriculture producers from across North Texas. Particularly if you are young farmer and rancher, or new to agriculture, this is a great opportunity to meet others in the profession from the area. Whit Weems, Director of Organization with Texas Farm Bureau will speak on current topics and trends in agriculture. Additionally, the Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agents with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin, Denton, Dallas,…

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November 2019

Arbor Day (Plano)

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bob Woodruff Park North, 2601 San Garbiel Drive
Plano, TX 75074 United States

Join us for a tree planting honoring former Plano City Manager, Tom Muehlenbeck, who brought Tree City USA to Plano in 1989. The keynote speaker will be Jan Davis, USDA Forest Service National Program Coordinator of Urban and Community Forestry. We will also host and education fair for children as we celebrate Plano's 30th year as a Tree City USA.

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Fall Plant Swap (Rockwall)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fall Waterways Cleanup (Plano)

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2019 Fall Waterways Cleanup event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration will be open from September 23 to October 27. You can participate by registering to cleanup a waterway near your neighborhood, church, school or business. Supplies will be provided for all volunteers and will be available to pick up at our office the week before the event. Register to cleanup at one of our site-captain led sites and all supplies…

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Tree Fest (Plano)

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas 75074

Tree Fest is an eco-friendly fair free for the community! This family friendly event will include eco-friendly market vendors, food vendors serving earth and health conscious snacks and food, and a kids zone with hands on education stations, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, and more! Come learn about Plano’s green initiatives and what you can do to help keep Plano beautiful! Dogs on a leash are allowed. For more information about becoming a vendor or sponsor at Tree Fest…

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Green Home Habits (McKinney)

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy.

There are lots of little things we can do in our homes to play our small part in reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air, conserving water, protecting our watershed and preserving the natural landscape. This class is designed for residents new to the area and new homeowners. Register online.

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Bring Your Recycling Questions to Town Hall – Plano

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have questions about recycling? Join us for Plano Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 - 8 p.m. The City of Plano will be taking any recycling-related questions online, by phone and in person. Representatives from Environmental Waste Services and Sustainability & Environmental Education will be there to answer them. Participate in multiple ways: Submit your questions ahead of time on the City's Facebook (facebook.com/cityofplanotx/) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofplanotx) with #PlanoTownHall Follow along and ask your questions during the Facebook livestream…

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Mesquite Recycles Day (Mesquite)

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE TO MESQUITE RESIDENTS Proof of Mesquite Residence Required Presented by Keep Mesquite Beautiful and the City of Mesquite, Mesquite Recycles Day is held on the second Saturday of May and November each year from 8 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, located at 3300 Poteet Drive. Vehicles enter the event through the front entrance on Galloway. Acceptable Items Gently used eye glasses Gently used books, videos, commercially-produced DVDs, CDs, and Books on Tape.  (please note:  as…

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