The Dallas Chapter holds monthly meetings open to the general public with guest speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats; maintains demonstration gardens at several sites in the Metroplex; and sponsors such other events as may come up that promote the use or awareness of native plants.
Upcoming News and Events
- On March 14 at 7pm: Dr. Gary O. Dick will speak on work conducted in the Trinity River wetlands.
Research Ecologist Dr. Gary O. Dick from the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF) will talk about work conducted in the Trinity River wetlands. Plantings in this ecosystem restoration project, which reduces flood risk for the city of Dallas, began in 2005 and are continuing today. The wetlands host increasingly diverse populations of wildlife that are able to withstand the impact of periodic flood events.
The presentation will take place at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI Outdoor Equipment Store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd) and will be preceded by refreshments and a short business meeting.
- On April 12 from 12 noon - 5pm: Oak Cliff Earth Day. Members suggested having a booth there.
- On April 21 Speaker TBA
- On May 3 from 10am - 4pm Native Plants and Prairies Day - Our chapter will again have a booth with plant sale at this event
- On May 4 from 9am - 4:30pm North Texas Native Landscape Certification Program, Level 1,
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill,
Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
Sponsored by our chapter!
- On May 19 Speaker TBA
- On June 16 Speaker TBA
- On July 21 Speaker TBA
- On August 18 Speaker TBA
- On September 15 Speaker TBA
- On October 16 - 19 Speaker TBA
- On October XX Speaker TBA
- On November 17 Potluck
Past News and Events
- On February 17 Carole Clark spoke on "Onions of the DFW Metroplex Area"
- On February 15 Our chapter visited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. (see more)
- On January 20 Randy Johnson spoke on "Native Plants: Ancient solutions for Modern Problems"
- On October 5, 2013 Our chapter had a plant sale at White Rock Lake Local Market
- On September 16, 2013 UTA Professor Laura Gough talked about “Effects of Global Change on Arctic Plants and Our Native Prairies”
- On August 19, 2013 North Texas Master Naturalists Jim Shouse and Dana Wilson spoke on plant species that are invasive to the Dallas-Fort Worth region
- On June 17, 2013 Jim Edison from The Nature Conservancy spoke on "Vegetation and Ecology of Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie and Western Crosstimbers of North Central Texas"
Become a member or learn more about the Native Plant Society of Texas by visiting our organization's home page.