Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
Celebrate the planet at the Earth Party
Posted April 2, 2012
Fort Worth will be getting greener on April 14 during the Cowtown Great American Cleanup. Volunteers from every corner of Fort Worth are signing up to clean their neighborhoods, parks, schools and even along creeks and river banks.
Even if you haven’t signed up to participate in the cleanup, everyone is invited to attend The Earth Party following the cleanup activities. The Earth Party is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 14 in Trinity Park near the Police and Fire Memorial off Seventh Street.
This community party celebrates Fort Worth going green in a big way. Guests can enjoy a free zero-waste lunch. If you don’t know what that is, come and see how it’s done.
Vocal Trash, a unique band that plays instruments using recycled items, will perform. Exhibitors will showcase something for everyone: get fitted for a kayak by Backwoods, check out how to compost in your own back yard and learn more about saving water.
For children, there will be face painting and games. Waste Management will have a recycling truck on display for all to view. The City of Fort Worth’s Animal Shelter will bring its mobile adoption truck so puppies and dogs have the opportunity to be adopted and find a loving home.
There is no admission fee. Bring a blanket, pack your lunch and enjoy the afternoon.
Cowtown Great American Cleanup
Mark your calendar now to participate in Fort Worth’s largest community cleanup event, the 29th Cowtown Great American Cleanup event Saturday, March 22, 2014. More than 5,000 volunteers participated last year. Check back for registration and more details in a few weeks.
Earth Party 2014
After the Cleanup, come celebrate the earth in grand style at Fort Worth’s premier environmental education event, the Earth Party, held at Sundance Square Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014. Learn more about the event or how to sponsor on the Earth Party web page.
Yard Smart is a free, informative seminar designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and much more. Mark your calendar now for the next seminar on Saturday, March 8, 2014. More details in early 2014.
Help fund Keep Fort Worth Beautiful events and efforts to make Cowtown a clean place to live.
- Adopt-a-Street, Park, Spot or Median: Contact Cindy Brooks to find out more or start the adoption process.
- Graffiti Abatement: Visit the Graffiti Abatement website to learn more.
- Arbor Day, Free Trees and Heritage Trees: Visit the Forestry Section for more information
- Environmental Education: Visit the Neighborhoods website.
- Special Event Recycling: Check out recycling bins for special events.
- Conquer your Crud: Find out how to drop off hazardous chemicals found in your home at the Environmental Collection Center.
- Be Air Aware: learn more about air pollution in North Texas at Air North Texas.