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Nov
18
Sat
2017
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15  8:00 AM
Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.

Exploration Green Conservancy’s Planting Event @ Exploration Green in Clear Lake City
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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
explorationgreen@gmail.com
281-317-7535

Or visit Exploration Green Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Lone Star Hiking Trail, Trail Head #1, 9.5 Miles @ Lone Star Trail Head #1
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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…

HAT’S 2017 46 Lone Star Hiking Trail Trailhead #1

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, 9:00 AM

Lone Star Trail Head #1
19665 Forest Rd 219 Richards, TX

10 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

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 (including loop trails), it is also the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. The trail meanders through gently rolling forests of pine, oak, cypress, palms and mixed hardwood. The seemi…

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Community Hearing: Fighting for Equitable Recovery from Hurricane Harvey @ Finnigan Park Community Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Hearing: Fighting for Equitable Recovery from Hurricane Harvey @ Finnigan Park Community Center

Houston Sierra Club Outings
Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 AM

Marvin Odum, the City of Houston’s Recovery Czar, will be present at Finnigan Park Community Center in the 5th Ward to listen to public testimony abou…

Community Hearing: Fighting for Equitable Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, 10:00 AM

Finnigan Park Community Center
4900 Providence Street Houston, TX

1 Members Attending

Marvin Odum, the City of Houston’s Recovery Czar, will be present at Finnigan Park Community Center in the 5th Ward to listen to public testimony about Harvey flood impacts. This event is organized by Houston Rising which represents a coalition of social and environmental justice based organizations. It is bringing community groups together to work…

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BBP’s Walking Tour @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
BikeHouston’s Cranksgiving HTX @ Woodland Park
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BikeHouston

Want to have fun and help people?! Come out and join the party: The Cranksgiving party!

Cranksgiving HTX is a scavenger hunt and food drive on bikes. The event started in New York and is now a nationwide pre-Thanksgiving tradition. We’ve done it in Houston for three years, and this year, we want to make it bigger and better!

HOW IT WORKS

  • Cranksgiving HTZ is a free event, where teams of 2 will scavenge for pre-selected items at predetermined grocery stores.
  • Each participant will be handed a manifest containing the list and point values for the items to be retrieved within the 2 hours allotted time.
  • Paniers, messenger bags, or backpacks are a must.
  • Receipts will be used to tally up the points.
  • There will also be a required roadblock stop where participants perform some fun feat before continuing.

PRIZE CATEGORIES

  • Group with the most # of riders
  • Most Generous
  • Heaviest Haul
  • Fastest Team

The scavenger hunt participation is free but expects purchases between $12-$15 per participant. You are welcome to be as generous as possible. Everyone wins just by participating!

If you want to join us for the food drive and festivities, just show up! If you can, please bring some non-perishables from your pantry. All items will be donated to a non-profit organization. (Organization TBA)

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Fall 2017 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event @ The Gathering Place
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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The Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, and The Blue Mosque, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, are calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to join in caring for our shared environment on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, neighbors, and friends.

Meet at The Gathering Place, 5310 South Willow Dr., Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and line 49 is not far.

Tools/supplies will be provided.

To register, visit this event’s EventBrite page.

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery
Nov 21 @ 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!