Calendar

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.

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
15
Wed
2017
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
20
Wed
2017
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
17
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
24
Wed
2018
Environmental Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting @ CEC Office
Jan 24 @ 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.

Feb
21
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
21
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
18
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
25
Wed
2018
Environmental Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting @ CEC Office
Apr 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.