The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.
The public has an opportunity to pick their favorite videos January 11 through 25, 2018. A panel of TCEQ staff and representatives from Waste Management Texas will choose the first, second, and third place winners from each of the grade groups. Winners will be announced February 20, 2018.
Click here to vote!
Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Come and get in touch with nature with your little explorers at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center! Accompany a Park Ranger and other nature enthusiasts for stories, strolls, and some fun!
Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the Pond Center.
The Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.
All are welcome to our HREG Monthly Meeting! During this meeting Brian Chen, HREG President, will share his three-year plan and vision for HREG. This is your chance to hear about the future of HREG and share your thoughts on HREG’s mission.
Afterwards, we will review current HREG business and upcoming activities, where the officers look for your feedback. Our monthly meetings are the best place for our members to learn about HREG, ask questions, and provide suggestions.
All About Central City Co-Op
In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.
Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.
Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!
Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.
A bit more…
Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!
Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).
Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.
Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.
The Galveston Bay Council meets quarterly and meetings are held 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District 1660 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, Texas 77058, unless otherwise indicated. Meetings are open to the public.
Minutes from previous Council meetings:
If you would like a copy of past agenda, council minutes or presentations please contact our office at (281)218-6461 or send an email to [email protected]
Interested in joining the McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Come learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy.
Following the orientation, there will be a short tour of the Gardens.
For more information and to sign up for orientation, click here.
For more information, you can also email [email protected].
Parking: Park in Lot C at the Crawford Street/Hermann Drive intersection. We will meet in the Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. If you need help finding the garden that morning, call 832-470-9871.
Can’t make it on this date? Volunteer orientations occur monthly. Please check their website for the latest information on upcoming orientations.
Winter Gator Tales is a free pre-school program. Join WERC for a fun, educational hour geared for young children with an adult.
December 27, 2017 – “Ice Melts”
January 3, 2018 – “Fur and Hair”
January 10, 2018 – “Feathers, Beaks, and Eggs”
January 17, 2018 – “Scales and Shells”
January 24, 2018 – “Lizards”
January 31, 2018 – “Worms”
February 7, 2018 – “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”
February 14, 2018 – “Bee My Valentine”
Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.
Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.
This is a FREE, drop-in program.
As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.
For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!
The Westchase Farmers Market will open on Thursday, October 24. Sponsored by the Westchase District, the market will operate on Thursdays from 3-6 pm (4 to 7 pm during the summer months) in the parking lot of St. Cyril’s of Alexandria Church, 10503 Westheimer (at Rogerdale), just a few blocks outside the Beltway. For more information, go towww.westchasedistrict.com or contact the market manager, John Carey ([email protected]