Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dallas Annual Water Wise Landscape Tour

On Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm , the City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Dallas County Master Gardeners and the Town of Addison are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind™ gardening with the 19th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour. Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30-minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour on the hour at each of the tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour. The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters will receive a free hose nozzle. For more information, visit SaveDallasWater.com or call the Water Conservation Hotline at (214) 670-3155 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Maps for the self-driving tour are available at SaveDallasWater.com and at all tour headquarters. Tour Headquarters Central: Bath House Cultural Center – 512 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218 North: Les Lacs Linear Park – 3901 Beltway Dr., Addison, TX 75001 South: Lake Cliff Park – E. Colorado Blvd. at N. Zang Blvd., Dallas, TX 75203

Dallas Parks CONFAB Event

Notice from Dallas City-You are invited to join us in one of Dallas’ most inspiring events.  Dallas Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, is taking over the House of Blues Main Stage on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 to launch CONFAB: A Dallas Parks Foundation Conversation.

This inaugural casual conversation series will focus on public spaces, hiking & biking and recreation. Get an inside look at progress taking place in our city, with featured topics and speakers including:

Downtown Parks Master Plan, w/Willis Winters

Dallas Bikeway System, w/Jared White

Dallas Bike Circuit, w/Lee Kleinman

Aquatics for Dallas, w/Daniel Huerta and Robin Steinshnider

A Fair Park Summer, w/Errol McKoy

Dallas Zoo, w/Gregg Hudson

PARKing Day Dallas, w/Noah Jeppson

Tickets are $10 and benefit Dallas Parks Foundation a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For tickets and additional event information please use the following link:  http://dpfconfab-eac2.eventbrite.com/#   or visit www.dpfconfab.com

What: CONFAB: A Dallas Parks Foundation Conversation

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 7:00 PM

Where: House of Blues Main Stage, 2200 N Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202

Cost: $10 (+service charge) per person.  Benefits Dallas Parks Foundation

Extras: Casual Cocktail Attire, Self and On-Street Parking, Cash Bar

City of Dallas Water Demand Projection Meeting

Notice from Dallas City  How much water will Dallas need over the next 50 years? Where will the water come from? What strategies are needed to secure our future water supply? Dallas Water Utilities is asking residents to help find the answers to these questions by attending one of two public meetings on 2013 Population and Water Demand Projections to be held Thursday, May 16.

The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. at Bachman Recreation Center, 2750 Bachman Drive and at 6 p.m. at Tommie M. Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Road. Meetings will include a presentation followed by a period for public comment. Attendees will be encouraged to share their concerns, opinions or ideas.

“I encourage residents to attend one of these meetings and participate in this important process,” said Director of Water Utilities Jody Puckett. “The choices and decisions we make now will shape our future water supply, so this is an opportunity for the public to be a part of planning our city’s future.”

The first Long Range Water Supply Plan for Dallas was completed in 1959, following a drought so severe that salty water from the Red River had to be imported. That period was the catalyst for long range water planning in Dallas. As the city continued to grow, new operational efficiencies and water supply strategies were implemented, including conservation, reuse and capital improvements.

More information is available at www.SaveDallasWater.com/LRWSP/. The web page also has an area for public comment and suggestions.

Meadows May Newsletter

For those who did not get it via email here is the May edition of the Meadows Newsletter.  For those who do things at the last minute, today is the last day to get in your orders for the spring flower sale.  Also, the spring fling paty is still being planned with a date in May or early June expected.  So keep an eye on your email for the date and time.

If you did not receive the newsletter via email, please contact us at web@themeadowsna.org and let us know your name, address, and email address so we can add you to the neighborhood distribution list.