FILL OUT TREE SURVEY FOR CITY’S MASTER PLAN

January 20, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

If you haven’t already filled out the citizens survey for the Urban Tree Master Plan, you have until the end of February to do it.  This is a rare opportunity for you to share your views about trees in Fort Worth.  Good news is that you can fill out the survey as many times as you want!  Here is the link to the survey. https://new.maptionnaire.com/q/3sj7zvy8sa6a

There’s also still time to register for the virtual community workshop about the master plan on Wednesday February 15 at 6:00pm. You must register ahead of time, in order for you to gain access to the on line meeting. Here’s where to RSVP: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuitpzMpE9WS02TbSsiZjMRsiAcOqbq8

Here is Fort Worth’s current urban tree ordinance: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/files/assets/public/development-services/documents/urban-forestry/section-6.302-urban-forestry-combined-language-with-2021-amendment_1.pdf

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2023

January 13, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on MEMBERSHIP MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2023 

~ H a p p y   N e w   Y e a r   N e i g h b o r s  ~

We hope to see you at the upcoming membership meeting

of Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association

TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2023 @ 6:30PM

Fort Worth Firefighters Hall

3855 Tulsa Way @ Crestline Rd.

This meeting is open to everyone–you don’t need to be a member to attend. If you’d like to join/renew AHNA, you can do it at the front desk at the membership meeting, or go to arlingtonheightsna.com where you can join anytime via paypal.

Neighborhood Patrol Officer Andy Morcheco will give a neighborhood crime report.

If you care about trees, you don’t want to miss the evening’s guest speaker Bryan Lyness, Urban Forester for the City of Fort Worth. A landscape architect, Bryan has designed a number of the most recent parks in Fort Worth. He is responsible for enforcing the city tree ordinances on all trees on private land in Fort Worth, which sometimes includes interfacing with developers who want to remove old growth trees for new development. Bryan’s presentation will cover what’s included in the Fort Worth tree ordinance, as well as the pending Urban Forest Master Plan that’s currently underway.

Cheri Cuellar, Urban Forester Coordinator for the Texas Trees Foundation, will also be in attendance. She is interested in gathering comments from citizens about Fort Worth’s pending Urban Forest Master Plan. She will have hard copies of a survey for people to fill out.

Free cookies will be provided by our spotlight neighborhood restaurant:

Swiss Pastry Shop, 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.

 

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ATTENTION ALL TREE HUGGERS

January 13, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on ATTENTION ALL TREE HUGGERS 

Trees do much more than make our cities beautiful. They are an incredibly important resource because of the integral role they play in air quality and mitigating the effects of dry, scorching summers. Trees have become an extra hot topic, thanks to the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act’s $1.5 billion allocation for urban tree planting for this year alone.

Fort Worth’s tree canopy is estimated to cover about 19% of the city. Benchmarking with other cities, that’s low. A goal of 30% canopy coverage is what The Texas Trees Foundation, along with the City of Fort Worth, are hoping for as they develop the city’s first Urban Forest Master Plan.

Citizens are encouraged to fill out a survey about trees in Fort Worth, including ways to improve Fort Worth current tree ordinance. You can fill out a survey through the end of February 2023. If you haven’t already filled out a survey, here is a link to it: https://new.maptionnaire.com/q/3sj7zvy8sa6a

In addition to the presentation at the AHNA membership meeting on Tuesday January 17, a virtual community workshop about the master plan is scheduled for Wednesday February 15 at 6:00pm. You must register ahead of time, in order for you to gain access to the on line meeting. Here’s where to RSVP: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuitpzMpE9WS02TbSsiZjMRsiAcOqbq8

Here is Fort Worth’s current urban tree ordinance: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/files/assets/public/development-services/documents/urban-forestry/section-6.302-urban-forestry-combined-language-with-2021-amendment_1.pdf

For more information about Fort Worth Urban Forestry Management, go to: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/development-services/zoning/urbanforestry

 

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BOTANIC GARDEN WELCOMES DOGS

January 13, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on BOTANIC GARDEN WELCOMES DOGS 

Leash up the hounds and head to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Dog Days. It’s year two for the popular canine program that’s expanding to one weekend a month, starting January 14-15.

Here are the rules: all dogs must be leashed, be more than four months old and up to date on vaccinations. Dogs must be socialized and well-behaved; if they are seen acting aggressively, Garden staff reserves the right to ask owners to leave. Dog waste must be bagged and placed in trash receptacles. The Garden supplies the bags.

Here is the Dog Days schedule through May 2023:

• January 14-15

• February 4-5

• March 11-12

• April 8-9

• May 6-7

Dog Days are held during regular garden hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter; 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the summer. Admission is $5 per dog, in addition to the regular admission for humans. Admission is free to Fort Worth Botanic Garden members, but dogs are still charged $5 a dog.

 

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

December 18, 2022 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on SEASON’S GREETINGS 

The sprightly elves in Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association

have their hands full this time of year with things like

helping out Santa, prepping the reindeer for their big ride,

and making sure everyone is happy and bright.

So, there will be no December AHNA membership meeting.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the new year

at the January AHNA membership meeting on

Tuesday January 17

6:30pm

Fort Worth Firefighters Hall, 3855 Tulsa Way.

 

Be joyful for everything you have,

make being kind part of your every day,

and stay safe,

Your friends at Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association

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BALLET CONCERTO HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

December 6, 2022 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on BALLET CONCERTO HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7 

 

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MASONIC LODGE FUNDRAISER TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

November 27, 2022 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on MASONIC LODGE FUNDRAISER TUESDAY DECEMBER 6 

The Arlington Heights Lodge will hold its annual fundraiser on Tuesday December 6th at 6:30 PM in the Masonic Lodge located at 4600 Camp Bowie Boulevard.  There will be live music, food, raffle, and a silent auction that includes a baseball signed by Nolan Ryan.  Contributions to this auction will assist in renovating the 100-year-old Lodge building that was built in 1922.

Proceeds from the raffle are used for various charitable requests the Masons receive throughout the year, as well as their Arlington Heights High School scholarship program.  Last year, the winners of their scholarship program were awarded a total of $5,000.

Seating is limited, so if you would like to attend, please email lodge1184@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and if you are bringing a guest.  The lodge will respond with a confirmation.

 

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