BioBlitz is a true ecological event! Join a team of Bayou Land Conservancy biologists and naturalists as we see how many species of plants and animals we can identify in a short time frame. This year’s BioBlitz will take place at the Spring Trails Preserve, located just behind the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. The preserve has a variety of habitat types, including bottomland hardwood forests, pine dominated uplands, prairie pockets, a number of ponds, and riparian habitat along Spring Creek. This year’s BioBlitz will be special, as it will follow a special graduation ceremony for the Spring Creek Greenway Ambassadors!
When: Saturday, April 26 from 9 am – noon
Where: Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center (Directions here)
What to Where/Bring: Binoculars, hand lenses, nets, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, boots, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, water in reusable containers, and your curiosity for the natural world.
The event is free to Bayou Land Conservancy members, and $10 for non-members. To see how you can become a member before the event please click here.
To RSVP please call 281-576-1634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that anywhere within The Woodlands, you are less than 5 minutes from the longest, urban, forested, contiguous corridor – in the United States? Come learn the details (maps!) about the Spring Creek Greenway on Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Jennifer Lorenz, Executive Director of the Bayou Land Conservancy will speak at the October Going Green Sustainability Lecture, sponsored by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. Jennifer will speak about Bayou Land Conservancy’s lead as the non-profit that worked to get Montgomery County (beyond The Woodlands) involved in this corridor and has raised millions of dollars for permanent protection of thousands of acres. Also, she will speak about the BLC ‘s new program called The Spring Creek Greenway Ambassadors –a series of free trainings that include: local flora/fauna identification, proper trail management, local history of the creek, and environmental education training.
Jennifer Lorenz, a native Texan whose parents are multi-generation Houstonians. She has been the Executive Director for BLC since 2000 and with her staff of biologists and interns, oversees more than 11,000 acres of preserves within 13 area counties. For her spearheading of the saving of the Deer Park Prairie, she was named “Houstonian of the Year” by the Houston Chronicle in Dec. 2013. She is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and LOVES river birch, sycamores, bald cypress and red maples and all the other native trees along the Spring Creek Greenway.
http://goo.gl/2La2mU: History of the Spring Creek Greenway
http://goo.gl/tYAfbZ: Ambassador program
Join Bayou Land Conservancy for the first time at beautiful Ashton Gardens! Celebrate BLC becoming the largest regional conservation easement holder in Texas (almost 12,000 acres!). Celebrate a number of our key volunteers in the field, as well as “sparkplug” science teachers who bring their students to our award- winning watershed education field trips. The highlight will be a professional video of this year’s theme: “Blazing Trails” – an overview of the most recently completed land protection projects.
Come help Bayou Land Conservancy beautify our new Ashton Gardens Preserve – our very first land acquisition! Activities will include invasive plant removal, preserve clean-up, and maintenance.
BLC is thrilled to be hosting on Wed. August 26th from 7 pm to 10 pm at Alamo Drafthouse the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! They’ll be showing a series of short length films that will be informative and inspiring.
Bayou Land Conservancy Members will receive a link through an e-blast for discounted tickets on July 9th, to be able to order tickets directly from Alamo Drafthouse at a discount.
Not sure your membership is current? Call Cherie at 281-576-1634 to check on your latest support or renew your membership here.
So make plans to round out your summer with us in the cool climate of:
Alamo Drafthouse: 114 Vintage Park Blvd, Bldg H, Ste J, Houston, TX 77070
Thanks to our partner REI Willowbrook for their support for our first film festival.
For more info email email@example.com.
Our semi-annual canoe/kayak event on Spring Creek will take place on
Don’t miss the rounding out of summer 2015 with this smooth paddle up Spring Creek to the beautiful white sand beach where Spring Creek and Cypress Creek meet. Join Harris County Commissioner Pct. 4 Jack Cagle and fellow Bayou Land Conservancy members for this fun trip down the beautiful Spring Creek Greenway.
Don’t have a canoe or kayak? We provide ’em! Come see the most beautiful side of this creek – on the water!
Due to the massive acreage of the Greenway, volunteers are needed year-round to ensure that the trail systems are cared for and remain safe for hiking, biking, and equestrian use. You will receive wetland education, access points of Greenway, recognition of invasive species, and much more! Training is 5 weeks starting on March 30, 2017.
*Please note that the first day training date (March 30th) is a mandatory attendance date in order to be enrolled in the Ambassador program.*
Join Bayou Land Conservancy as they host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, an evening of beautiful and inspirational films that highlight our natural environment on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The selected films will cover a variety of environmental topics and offer spectacular scenery, breathtaking journeys, and stories of human connections. They hope the evening will inspire you to join BLC in their mission to preserve land along streams for flood control, clean water, and wildlife. To get your tickets for this screening and get a preview of some of the films you’ll enjoy, visit www.bayoulandconservancy.org/wild-scenic-film-festival.
Kick-off the cooler weather with this smooth paddle up Spring Creek to the beautiful white sand beach where Spring Creek and Cypress Creek meet. Join Harris County Commissioner Pct. 4 Jack Cagle for this fun trip down the beautiful Spring Creek Greenway. Meeting point is at Jones Nature Center (20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338) at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 21, 2017. We will have a good number of canoes and tandem kayaks available, but you can also bring your own (if bringing your own, please arrive no later than 3:45 PM to offload your boat at the launch site). Registration is required. Canoe, Creek, and Commissioner Paddle will fill up, so make your reservations soon!