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13 Things You Need to Know About the Poison Oak and Ivy Rash

Please join us as Amy Martin teaches us all about Poison Ivy! In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.biz), shares her deep knowledge of poison oak and ivy gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Facts such as that soap is terrible for removing urushiol from the skin and the poison oak and ivy barrier creams that actually work. You’ll learn how humans are the only animal allergic… Read More →

Backyard Medicine

Please join us as John Wolf of Wolfsong Farm teaches us about the medicines and foods that are growing in our backyards right now! John Wolf is a Farmer and Forager at Wolfsong Farm, located on 18 acres in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas about 25 miles east of Dallas where seasonal clean food is grown and wild-crafted without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. You can learn more about John by visiting his web site at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfsongFarm The February Chapter meeting: Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017… Read More →

Spring Creek Forest Preserve Interpretive Walking Trail Guide

Spring Creek Park Preserve Interpretive Walking Trail at 1787 Holford Road, Garland, Texas The thirteen markers along the looping trail identify some of the primary ecological features at Spring Creek Park Preserve. By following the markers, you will arrive back at the start of the trail with a better understanding of the ecology of this outstanding example of prairie and forest. Click here to download the Guide:  spring-creek-interpretive-trail-flyer-2016-10 The markers are keyed to areas of ecological importance such as the blackland prairie, the forest edge, Spring Creek itself,… Read More →

Understanding Environmental Quality in Shale Energy Basins

Please join us as Doug Carlton teaches us about the ways that environmental quality is being protected during the current fracking boom in Texas. Doug is trained as an analytical chemist, applying his training towards environmental areas of concern. He earned his bachelors in Chemistry in 2009 from East Texas Baptist University where he was also a four-year letterman on their football team. He then moved to DFW to begin his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Arlington. During this period, he developed an expertise in separation… Read More →