Do you have a passion for environmental causes? Do you want to improve the quality of the air that we breathe and the water that we drink? Would you like to plant trees, promote recycling, and educate children on the importance of conserving the Earth’s natural resources?
There are many strong local nonprofits improving our environment such as: Texas State University’s River Systems Institute which utilizes volunteers to engage in monitoring our water supply, while also helping to raise awareness of local water issues; the Texas Trees Foundation, which mobilizes volunteers to plant trees in order to improve air quality, reduce soil erosion, and beautify our community; and the National Audubon Society, which operates the Trinity River Audubon Center in Southeast Dallas County and the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Southwest Dallas County. Both centers provide educational enrichment for local students and encourage preservation of nature and natural resources. In 2012, more than 24,000 students were able to take advantage of the programs offered by the two Audubon Centers. (Source: TCEQ and Texas Trees Foundation)
To learn about more local environmental groups, click the links below: