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Oct
28
Sat
2017
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Buffalo Bayou Parternship: Sunset on the Bayou (Save the Date) @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Image result for buffalo bayou partnershipBuffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala, Sunset on the Bayou on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building. Click here to fill a response form by September 15, 2017.

To request a gala invitation or for questions, please contact Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 103.

Climate Change Reading Group @ Axelrad Beer Garden
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

Image result for houston sierra clubWhat does climate change mean for Houston? More Harvey-like severe weather events, more devastating storm surge, more energy use dependent on fossil fuels, wider spread tropical disease, or more heat index days and ozone? If you are interested in learning about climate change and identifying ways Houstonians can make a difference, then join the Houston Sierra Club reading group dedicated to climate change. The reading group will meet every month to discuss an article, book excerpt, or podcast related to climate change, with special focus on Houston. There will be four meetings at Axelrad Beer Garden at 6:30 PM. Each date has a specific theme:

10/5 Climate Change Overview
11/2 Climate Change in Texas
12/7 Solutions, Houston Style
1/4 Imagining the Future

The group will be limited to 15 people, and attendees will receive a confirmation and link to online assignments before the end of September. Be a part of this informative reading group by RSVPing online.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Camp Little Green Feet @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood LandThis fall, Blackwood Educational Land Institute is excited to offer Camp Little Green Feet. This day camp will introduce younger children to Sustainable Agriculture in an intensive and interactive way, and encourage families to cook together more often.

Camp Little Greet Feet is a day camp for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers, hosted on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The cost for one child and one caregiver pair is $89. 

For more information, check out their camp brochures. If you have questions, please contact Gabi Graves by email at gabi@blackwoodland.org or by phone at 1-888-741-7199.

Kids Grow @ Mandell Park
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am

Image result for mandell parkChildren from surrounding neighborhoods and beyond enjoy a wide variety of special events in the garden on Saturday mornings in the spring, early summer and   fall when Houston temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities. Enjoyable and entertaining, the programs are geared toward educating our young people about our natural habitat and the rewards of planting a garden and watching it thrive. Kids Grow events, where children are invited to plant vegetables, herbs, and sometimes flowers, are held quarterly. The young gardeners and their families are encouraged to come back and enjoy the results of their labor, picking fresh lettuce, cabbage, herbs, carrots and more to be enjoyed back at home.

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Technical Advisory CommitteeThe Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews and evaluates H-GAC’s regional transportation plans and provides its recommendations to the TPC. The TAC is an appointed body, which is comprised of representatives of member governments and special citizen interest groups with expertise in transportation planning. TAC members are appointed by the TPC to assist with the coordination of the Transportation Improvement Program, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and other transportation planning activities.

The agenda for each meeting can be found at www.h-gac.com/taq.

TAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held the second floor of H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027. Dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions.

Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Lunch Bunch: Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Hometown @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Image result for mercer botanic gardens logoFind out how to use the natural benefits of wetland plants and soil right in our cities and suburbs, while also providing a much-needed habitat on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from noon to 2:00 PM with Mercer Botanic Gardens, presented by Mary Carol Edwards of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Lunch Bunch presentations are free and are recommended for ages 12 and older. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch to enjoy during the event. To register or to receive additional information, call Mercer Botanic Gardens at 713-274-4160.