Calendar

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Nov 23 @ 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.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Cocos Island Research Expedition @ Turtle Island
Dec 3 @ 7:59 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:59 pm

Turtle Island conducts shark tagging and migration research at Cocos Island, Costa Rica, one of the world’s top locations  sharks, rays and other marine wildlife. Check out this video to view the wonders of nature at Cocos Island.

This research helps us fight for better shark protections, and is made possible by dive research assistants, who work alongside leading conservationists to help learn where endangered hammerhead sharks and other species spend their lives.

Now, we are announcing a raffle to win a space on a Cocos Island Research Expedition this December 3 to 13, 2017!

Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and you will have a 1 in 100 chance to win a space on this 10-day scuba research expedition.

Check out these special ticket offers:
–  Purchase five tickets ($500) and receive one free ticket.
–  Sell five tickets to friends and you will receive one free ticket. Make sure your friends let us know you told them about the raffle.

There are several ways to purchase your raffle tickets. To purchase or for more information, please:

  •  Email us at info@tirn.net with your phone number and 3 good times to reach you — we will then call you back to process your credit card purchase by phone
  •  Or call 800-859-7283 x 101 during business hours (Pacific Standard time)
  •  Or Click here to download a pdf form and mail it to Turtle Island, PO Box 370, Forest Knolls CA 94933
  •  Or fax it to 415-663-8534.
  •  Click here to learn more.

A place on this research expedition is regularly priced at $5,785 and includes all meals and nitrox refills, transportation from your hotel to the dock and a Cocos Island National Marine Park dive permit. Participants must be experienced SCUBA divers — please pass this  along to any divers you know. This raffle provides needed funds for tracking tags, satellite tracking and other research expenses.

The raffle drawing will be conducted using a random number generator offering a 1 in 100 chance to win. The drawing will be held on Friday, October 6 or sooner if all tickets are sold. We will notify the winner immediately.

For more information, please click here to read the raffle website, or feel free to contact us at info@tirn.net.

Good luck!

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Opening Reception @ Sunset Coffee Building
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eastside as Found by Jae Boggess – Funded by a grant from Rice Design Alliance, this photography exhibit documents industrial and commercial buildings east of downtown. In danger of demolition, these neglected and vacant buildings help tell the story of Houston as a repeated boomtown and have the potential to define a unique sense of place as these neighborhoods change. Architect Jae Boggess hopes that the exhibit will prompt a dialogue about what will become of our city’s built history.

Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou is a collaboration between students from the University of Houston Graphic Design and Creative Writing programs with funding support from the Mitchell Center for the Arts. The exhibit features proposals for site-based installations and engagement events to be held on sites along Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector in spring 2018. The installations express an interpretation of the history, economy, resilience, culture and community values of the East End and Fifth Ward communities as they relate to the bayou and green spaces.

On view through January 29 (Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm).

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 21 @ 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.

Dec
28
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 28 @ 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.

Jan
4
Thu
2018
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Jan 4 @ 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.

Jan
11
Thu
2018
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Jan 11 @ 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.