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Feb
24
Sat
2018
Walk for the Woods Project @ Ripley House Neighborhood Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am

Walk for The Woods Project 2018

Length: Estimated 3 miles

Where: Scenic route that winds through East End neighborhood and along beautiful Buffalo Bayou

What: Learn more about Houston’s East End, meet our students and volunteers and support The Woods Project

This estimated 5K walk will take you on a journey through Houston’s historic East End, where many of The Woods Project’s students live and play. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Woods Project and promises to be a great morning of community, history and fun!The scenic route includes stops along a beautiful undeveloped area of Buffalo Bayou, where walkers will learn about the efforts to clean up the bayou.

Additionally, what makes this Walk very unique are the history stops found throughout the route, such as Firehouse #2. Walkers are encouraged to visit history stops to learn about important people and places in the area and the role they have played in shaping Houston.

The Walk is a great opportunity to meet The Woods Project’s students. Join us to celebrate our students and see the historic East End!

The event will be fun for the whole family with plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment happening during and after the walk. However, please be advised that due to local restrictions, glass containers, any animals including dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes are not allowed at the event. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Bayou Trail.

The Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot is awarded each year to the team that can bring out the most participants to the Walk for the Woods Project. It is a prestigious award which shows your team’s commitment to our program and to improving the lives of our students.

Parking

Parking is “first come, first serve” at Ripley House, and it will fill up quickly.

Look for volunteers and signs to help you get to the right place!

 

Donate or Register Today!

You can register as an individual, or you can join a walk team!

 


Is your company interested in supporting the Walk or sponsoring your team?

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please contact Jessi Manley, Development Director, at [email protected] o816-507-3661.

Mar
19
Mon
2018
“We Back the Bay” program application deadline
Mar 19 all-day

“We Back the Bay” program allows students and teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay to create learning legacies on their school campus that will improve the water quality of Galveston Bay. The program will build awareness of the causes and consequences of poor water quality in Galveston Bay, develop critical thinking skills necessary to mitigate pollution of the Bay, and create action to increase water conservation and reduce storm run-off from school campuses. Participants will learn how SmartWater landscapes not only improve water quality of the bay but may reduce flooding from heavy rainfall events.

If you are accepted into “We Back the Bay” you/your campus will receive the following for FREE:
• 3 Days of Professional Development for 2-3 teachers/campus
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Workshop (5, 2-hour workshops for 125 students/campus)
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Adventure (5, 4-hour adventures for 125 students/campus)
• $4,549 Mini-Grant for each campus to build a WaterSmart Landscape on their campus

Five schools will be accepted into the program based on applications submitted by teachers.
Application Deadline: March 19th, 2018
Program will take place between July 2018 and May 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit artistboat.org/we-back-the-bay.