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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
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm
Nov
4
Sat
2017
Native Plant Society of Texas’ Native Landscape Certification Program – Level 3 @ Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four-level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes
Level 2: Design and Development with Native Plants
Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
Level 4: Advocating for Our Native Plant Community (to be developed)

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Levels 2, 3, and 4 may be taken in any order.

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes

The course includes a classroom session and a 2-hour outdoor plant knowledge walk.

  • Visualize the differences between native and non-native landscapes.
  • Comprehend how to install native plants into a landscape, including plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; bed and soil preparation; how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and seeds; what soils to use; mulching techniques.
  • Understand maintenance requirements, techniques, and maintenance schedules for native: trees, shrubs, palms, yuccas, perennials, grasses, and groundcovers.
  • Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.

The Native Plant Society (NPSOT) offers two levels of certificates:

  • Completion – attend the full day.
  • Competency – attend the full day and pass a test at the end of the class.

Students graduating with either certificate may progress to another class level.

DIRECTIONS: USE 20303 DRAPER ROAD entrance for a shorter walk to the Nature Center (¼ miles from the parking lot). It is a 1.5-mile walk to the Nature Center if you park at 20605 FM 2920 (Waller-Tomball Rd.) entrance.

DISCOUNT: Levels 2, 3, and 4 (to be developed) are $37 for Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members and $52 for all others.
Become a NPSOT individual member for only $35: http://npsot.org/wp/join-renew/.

IMPORTANT: Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and walking outside for 2 hours. You may also need a bottle of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a chair cushion.

For more information (e.g. Tentative Agenda): visit 123Signup – NLCP Level 3, Greater Houston Area.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dec
29
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm
Jan
26
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm
Feb
23
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm
Mar
30
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
27
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm
May
25
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
May 25 @ 6:30 pm