Here are the events and classes that we have planned so far for this coming year. Check back often to see when new items have been added!
June 19-25-National Pollinator Week
National Pollinator Week is June 19th-25th, 2017. Join the City of Carrollton in celebrating pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies, and bats. Pollinators are essential to our food supply, pollinating over 70% of crops worldwide. Unfortunately, pollinators are increasingly threatened due to a myriad of environmental issues such as pesticide use, habitat loss, climate change, and the introduction and proliferation of invasive species. The good news is that you can help the plight of pollinators with your own home garden. Planting native provides valuable food to endemic pollinators and also conserves water, since native plants are adapted to the frequent bouts of drought and dry summers that characterize this region. You can learn more, including local events, pollinator facts, and fun activities at http://pollinator.org/.
May 25-Dallas Master Gardener Lecture on Bringing Birds, Bees, and Butterflies to your Garden
As part of the annual Public Works Equipment Rodeo, Dallas Master Gardener and Monarch butterfly advocate Janet Smith will discuss the critical role that native pollinators like birds and insects play in our ecosystem. Learn how to attract native birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden with native plants. Planting for pollinator conservation provides beautiful landscaping and conserves water, lowering your monthly water bills and bringing nature home to your garden. The lecture will be held in the Meeting Room of the Josey Ranch Lake Library from 10:00-11:00 am. A honey-themed gift basket will be raffled and free pollinator-friendly seed packets will be provided. The Public Works Rodeo will run from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and include information about city services, a chance to meet utility personnel, and an opportunity to learn about the heavy equipment that makes our city function. Children are encouraged to attend.
May - National Drinking Water Week
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, the Public Works department challenges our citizens to tap into the great taste of our city's drinking water. Try replacing expensive bottled water with the "superior" water that comes straight from the faucet in your home. Not only will you save a lot of money each year but you'll be doing a great thing for the environment! Join the drinking water movement by giving the tap a try. Click on the tab to your left for more information on National Drinking Water Week.
National Drinking Water Week Poster Contest
Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD third-fifth grade students are invited to participate in our annual Drinking Water Week Poster Contest. Entries are due by Monday, April 17, 2017, no later than 3:30 p.m. and should be delivered to the City of Carrollton Public Works Central Service Center on 2711 Nimitz Lane.
Entries will be judged according to originality, artwork and adherence to the theme of water conservation. One winner and one runner-up from all contest participants will be selected. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The teacher of the winning student will also receive a $100 gift card to purchase school supplies at Michael’s for their classroom. Contact Alexis Ackel at 972-466-4205 with any questions.