You’re invited to join Memorial Park Conservancy in growing native plants for the Park. Volunteers will work in the Park Greenhouse planting, weeding, watering, and caring for native Texas wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. No experience necessary!
Volunteers must be 12 and older and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adults over 18 will sign in at the event; children must have a waiver, available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once entering the maintenance facility at 6501 Memorial Drive, continue straight past the house and green gate, then turn right and park in front of the MPC logo.
For more volunteer opportunities with Memorial Park Conservancy: please visit Volunteer Houston Agencies – Memorial Park Conservancy or sign up for the volunteer newsletter.
The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson. The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff, protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting Mcedwards@tamu.edu.
If you’d like to volunteer and help organize the annual Houston Solar Tour, please plan to attend the first Solar Tour Committee Meeting on Friday October 20, 2017, for more information on how to get started. They are looking for 10 or more volunteers to help with different tasks leading up to the tour and will need folks stationed at each house during the tour. This is the biggest event of the year for the Houston Renewable Energy Group, so sign up to get involved.
Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007
Join us Every 3rd Saturday of every month at “The Don Greene Nature Park”. A new, one acre Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene’s memory on October 2015.
The Friends of Don Greene is a new non-profit dedicated to restoring the property to it’s original glory from the days when Don and his brother grew up at 6009 Cypress and when Don ran his business at 6005 Cypress, Whitewater Experience, from the mid 1990’s until his death.
Our work days will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. There may be some additional work to clear non natives growing in the warm weather. We will start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel.
Come visit Don Green Nature Park. Located at 6009 Cypress Street
The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.
Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont. The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide. The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat. The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.
Every Tuesday. Join volunteers to help with the ongoing restoration of historic tall grass prairie. Activities include separating and potting rescued grasses, planting mature grasses and collecting seed. No training necessary. Held at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, Texas 77044.
Join volunteer coordinators from environmental nonprofits to discuss tricks of the trade. We’ll invite a local expert each month to kick off the conversation, but after that, we learn from each other.
Informal brown bag. All are welcome.
CEC will provide chocolate.
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