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Exploration Green Conservancy’s Planting Event @ Exploration Green in Clear Lake City
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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
explorationgreen@gmail.com
281-317-7535

Or visit Exploration Green Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Lone Star Hiking Trail, Trail Head #1, 9.5 Miles @ Lone Star Trail Head #1
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM

One of the hidden jewels of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail is the only long-distance National Recreation Trail in the state. At 128 miles (includin…

HAT’S 2017 46 Lone Star Hiking Trail Trailhead #1

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, 9:00 AM

Lone Star Trail Head #1
19665 Forest Rd 219 Richards, TX

10 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

One of the hidden jewels of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail is the only long-distance National Recreation Trail in the state. At 128 miles (including loop trails), it is also the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. The trail meanders through gently rolling forests of pine, oak, cypress, palms and mixed hardwood. The seemi…

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Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Historic Olivewood Cemetery
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Olivewood is located next to White Oak Bayou, and is therefore surrounded by lush flora. It only takes about a week in the summer for the cemetery to be overrun with vegetation. Beyond routine mowing and weeding, the Descendants of Olivewood have begun projects to beautify individual plots, restoring the old landscaping that has changed with time. If you have a knack for clearing brush and landscaping areas that have been lost to time, you would certainly do well to join us on the first or third Saturday of the month. Check the events calendar to stay informed about upcoming events. We welcome individuals and groups for sponsored clean up days, or to join us for a general clean-up day.
Please visit their website for more information about the cemetery and cleanup effort.

http://www.descendantsofolivewood.org/

What: Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up
When: First and Third Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007

Volunteer Workday at Don Green Park @ Don Greene Nature Park
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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

Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

COST (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man

Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.

December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons, climate, best-growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

BBP’s Walking Tour @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Nov
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Tue
2017
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery | Waller | Texas | United States
Every Tuesday from 9 am – 3 pm, KPC Volunteers meet at the Indiangrass Preserve’s Native Seed Nursery to water, weed, and pot seedlings. These plants are used to help restore native prairies on KPC properties and in other locations. Occasionally Field Days are held at a different location – email info@katyprairie.org for more details.
Volunteers are needed on a regular basis for tons of other projects. Put yourself on the volunteer email list by emailing info@katyprairie.org Thanks!

Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center | Houston | Texas | United States

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.