Exploration Green Conservancy and partner organizations invite volunteers Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 am-12 pm (or until all trees are planted) to tree planting on the Habitat Island at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, led by Trees for Houston. Native trees and wetlands on the island, situated in Exploration Green’s first lake, will create a refuge for migratory birds and waterbirds. Exploration Green Conservancy and project partners are redeveloping the former Clear Lake City golf course into a state of the art stormwater detention and recreation area.
Access to the island itself will be by boat and will be limited to 50 people. However, there will be volunteer activities on shore as well. Children with a parent present are welcome to do work onshore. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy. Tools will be provided.
Parking will be along the street near the entrance to the park at 1800 Reseda Rd, Houston TX 77062.
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be November 25, 2017.
For more information and registration, visit https://explorationgreen.eventbrite.com.
To contact Exploration Green Conservancy directly:
Exploration Green Conservancy
2323 Clear Lake City Blvd,
Suite 180, Box 256,
Houston, TX 77062
Or visit Exploration Green Conservancy’s Facebook page.
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
Want to have fun and help people?! Come out and join the party: The Cranksgiving party!
Cranksgiving HTX is a scavenger hunt and food drive on bikes. The event started in New York and is now a nationwide pre-Thanksgiving tradition. We’ve done it in Houston for three years, and this year, we want to make it bigger and better!
HOW IT WORKS
- Cranksgiving HTZ is a free event, where teams of 2 will scavenge for pre-selected items at predetermined grocery stores.
- Each participant will be handed a manifest containing the list and point values for the items to be retrieved within the 2 hours allotted time.
- Paniers, messenger bags, or backpacks are a must.
- Receipts will be used to tally up the points.
- There will also be a required roadblock stop where participants perform some fun feat before continuing.
- Group with the most # of riders
- Most Generous
- Heaviest Haul
- Fastest Team
The scavenger hunt participation is free but expects purchases between $12-$15 per participant. You are welcome to be as generous as possible. Everyone wins just by participating!
If you want to join us for the food drive and festivities, just show up! If you can, please bring some non-perishables from your pantry. All items will be donated to a non-profit organization. (Organization TBA)
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.
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.
Wetland planting on the Habitat Island at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, led by the Texas Community Watershed Partners/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Come work off Thanksgiving’s pumpkin pie a la mode and have some fun outdoors. The new wetlands on the island, situated in Exploration Green’s first lake, will create a refuge for migratory birds and waterbirds. Exploration Green Conservancy and project partners are redeveloping the former Clear Lake City golf course into a state of the art stormwater detention and recreation area. For more information and registration, visit https://explorationgreen.eventbrite.com.