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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.