Calendar

Oct
20
Fri
2017
2018 Houston Solar Tour Volunteer Committee Meeting
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 Houston Solar Tour Volunteer Committee Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

If you’d like to volunteer and help organize the annual Houston Solar Tour, please plan to attend the first Solar Tour Committee Meeting on Friday October 20, 2017, for more information on how to get started. They are looking for 10 or more volunteers to help with different tasks leading up to the tour and will need folks stationed at each house during the tour. This is the biggest event of the year for the Houston Renewable Energy Group, so sign up to get involved.

 

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!

Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Historic Olivewood Cemetery
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Environmental Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting @ CEC Office
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Environmental Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting @ CEC Office | Houston | Texas | United States

Join volunteer coordinators from environmental nonprofits to discuss tricks of the trade. We’ll invite a local expert each month to kick off the conversation, but after that, we learn from each other.

Informal brown bag. All are welcome.

CEC will provide chocolate.

Optional RSVP to rachel@cechouston.org.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson.  The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show  how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff,  protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting Mcedwards@tamu.edu.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm