Planet Earth consists of five major types of climates (tropical, dry, mild, continental, and polar) that support more than 8 million species. The Dallas Fortworth area falls under the humid subtropical climate category because of our hot summers, mostly mild winters, and varied rainfall. And while it may not be for everyone, we couldn’t ask for a better place to live.

In honor of the spring season and the recent Earth Day holiday, we want to encourage all of our MCLife community members to take part in some earth-friendly activities. Here are just five ways you can support the environment near our Dallas apartments.

Groundwork Dallas

Where: Varies

Distance From Dallas Apartments: Varies

What: Groundwork Dallas is a group of people who come together through Meetup to regenerate, sustain, and improve the Dallas Elm Fork Greenbelt and Great Trinity Forest. This typically involves cleaning and restoring local trails and parks to make sure they can thrive and be enjoyed by everyone in the area. Check out their calendar for information on how to get involved.

Wagging Tail Dog Park

Where:  5841 Keller Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75248

Distance From The Place at Saddle Creek: 3.5 miles

What: We love pets here at MCLife which is why we aim to provide Dallas pet-friendly apartments for all of our residents. It’s also why we know you would love taking your furry friend for a walk at Wagging Tail Dog Park. There are tons of trails, other dogs to play with, and a clean environment to enjoy.

City Lake Park

Where: 6200 Hatchery Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76114

Distance From The Place at Saddle Creek: 45 miles

What: If you love hunting and fishing and want to do it in a sustainable way, head over to Inland Fisheries for a day of fun in the great outdoors. Even though it’s a bit of a drive, the park is committed to conserving the natural resources of Texas so current and future generations can enjoy the area. It also makes for a great day trip for your family.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Distance From Saddle Creek: 23 miles

What: Just a short way away from our Plano apartments, you can see all of the amazing plant life that lives in the Dallas area. From giant trees to beautiful flowers, you can take in nature in a whole new way. What better way is there to celebrate the earth?

White Rock Boat Club

Where: White Rock Boat Club, 340 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas 75218

Distance From Saddle Creek: 16 miles

What: You don’t have to just look at the water as you walk, run, or bike at Dallas’ many beautiful parks. You can get out on the water at the White Rock Boat Club in a beautiful sailboat. There are plenty of community activities at the club for you to join while showing your love of nature.

Even though Earth Day is still a little ways away, you can sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know on what’s going on in your city. And be sure to tell us about your favorite Earth Day activities in the comments!

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