Calendar

Oct
20
Fri
2017
H-GAC Fall Planning Workshop @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

H-GAC’s Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments, will be a half-day workshop series for local governments features presentations on best planning practices for communities.

This year’s workshop will focus on implementation. Discussion points will include:

  • How do you keep your plan off the shelf?
  • How do you pay for it?
  • How do you do it?

Registration will open in the fall. 

To be added to the list to receive more information, contact Amanda Thorin at 713-993-4587.

Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop @ Midway Barbeque
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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This workshop is for landowners, real estate professionals, attorneys, advisors, natural resource professionals, and city or county officials to learn about conservation easements and land preservation.

Topics:

  • Why save land on the Urban Edge?  What is the Coastal Prairie and How Does it Benefit my Community?
  • What is a Conservation Easement?  What is a Land Trust?
  • Top 10 Issues of Which any Landowner Should be Aware
  • Effects of Land Fragmentation
  • Saving Land and Saving Taxes – Income, Estate, and Property; The Appraisal Process
  • Funding Sources for Land Preservation, Conservation Easements, and Restoration

Registration is required.

Cost: $15  – Registration includes BBQ lunch

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For more information, please visit Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Bike Around the Bay 2017 @ Royal Purple Raceway
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Bike Around the Bay 2017 @ Royal Purple Raceway | Baytown | Texas | United States

Join the Galveston Bay Foundation for their 11th annual Bike Around the Bay, a two-day 170-mile fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! All proceeds from this signature fundraising ride directly benefit GBF and its mission to preserve and protect the Bay.

All cyclists of all skill levels are welcome. Riders are given the option to complete the entire two-day route from Baytown to Galveston and back or one day only. Pick whichever option works for you. The route is fully supported with SAG wagons and frequent breakpoints along the route that provide drinks, snacks, bike mechanics and first aid.

New this year to Bike Around the Bay is the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute yoga and stretching session at the finish of day 1. Participants will focus on static yoga stretches to help open and increase flexibility. After riding 96.3 miles, this session will allow your body to recover and will help enhance performance for day 2 and prevent injuries. It’s free, so remember to RSVP at checkout.

Register today to ride in Bike Around the Bay 2017 on Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22, 2017. If you can’t come out and bike, please consider making a generous donation to help them reach their goal!

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm
Nov
24
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dec
9
Sat
2017
Nature Explore Educator Workshops @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image result for mercer botanic gardensThe Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with Mercer Botanic Gardens proudly invite you to Nature Explore workshops devoted to reconnecting children with nature. Two workshops are available on Saturday, December 9, 2017. One workshop is $40; register for both workshops to receive a $5 discount. Register online at www.natureexplore.org/workshops/educator-workshops. Workshop location: Mercer Botanic Gardens, Humble, TX.

  • Moving to Learn. 9:00 AM to noonDiscover effective techniques for providing indoor and outdoor movement activities that help children develop body control, gain knowledge about the world and enjoy an outlet for emotional expression.
  • Heart-Centered Teaching. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Heart-centered teaching begins with an appreciation for the wonders of the world, the people around us and ourselves. It honors individual gifts and helps children learn authentically. Discover a set of tools for cultivating a more joyful approach to teaching.

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm