The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.
The public has an opportunity to pick their favorite videos January 11 through 25, 2018. A panel of TCEQ staff and representatives from Waste Management Texas will choose the first, second, and third place winners from each of the grade groups. Winners will be announced February 20, 2018.
Click here to vote!
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.
Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Come and get in touch with nature with your little explorers at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center! Accompany a Park Ranger and other nature enthusiasts for stories, strolls, and some fun!
Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the Pond Center.
All are welcome to our HREG Monthly Meeting! During this meeting Brian Chen, HREG President, will share his three-year plan and vision for HREG. This is your chance to hear about the future of HREG and share your thoughts on HREG’s mission.
Afterwards, we will review current HREG business and upcoming activities, where the officers look for your feedback. Our monthly meetings are the best place for our members to learn about HREG, ask questions, and provide suggestions.
Interested in joining the McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Come learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy.
Following the orientation, there will be a short tour of the Gardens.
For more information and to sign up for orientation, click here.
For more information, you can also email [email protected].
Parking: Park in Lot C at the Crawford Street/Hermann Drive intersection. We will meet in the Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. If you need help finding the garden that morning, call 832-470-9871.
Can’t make it on this date? Volunteer orientations occur monthly. Please check their website for the latest information on upcoming orientations.
Location: 2nd Floor – Conference Room B
The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.
Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.
Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.
Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.
For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.
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 [email protected].