Keep Pearland Beautiful
City of Houston Environmental Health Division
Keep Kingwood Green
Hal Opperman, President of the Board
Brigitte Collee, VP/Development Director
Susan Pollard, Secretery/Community Association Liaison
John Cotter, Treasurer
Candy Bowman, Education Director
Katrin McManis, Board Member, Special Projects,
Uma Rajendram, Board Member, Special Projects,
Rice Design Alliance
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
Scenic Galveston, Inc.
Student Conservation Association
Ted Miller, Houston Program Coordinator
(412) 325-1851 Ext. 3024
Bayou Preservation Association, Inc.
Texas Coastal Watershed Program
Houston Peace and Justice Center.
Constance Gray, President
Judy Hoffhien, Vice President
Bill Crosier, Immediate Past President
Melanie Scruggs, Recording Secretary
Egberto Willies, Communication Secretary
Cheryl Crosier, Treasurer
Dave Atwood, At-large
Don Cook, At-large
Joe Marcinkowski, At-large
Gail Rickey, At-Large
Texas Master Naturalists – Heartwood Chapter
Levy Park Conservancy
Purpose: Levy Park is a six acre public green space in the Upper Kirby District which recently reopened after a $15 million renovation for the purpose of creating an entertainment and recreation destination for the immediate community and for the people of Greater Houston. The Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority in partnership with the Upper Kirby District Foundation, funded the renovation and Levy Park’s many public amenities.
Park Amenities: The redeveloped park features curated, year-round programming among native landscaping and botanical gardens and a one of a kind children’s play area. At the Performance Pavilion is the stage and an event lawn that accommodates audiences of up to 3,000 people. The Promenade features a market row, fixed and moveable seating, and power outlets, among tree topiary elements. The Activity Lawn offers space for lawn games, picnicking, as well as a putting green. Additional amenities include tables and chairs, including rocking chairs, a reading room with books and periodicals free to use, outdoor table tennis and foosball, and carts with board games and art supplies. The Play Area offers an overlook boardwalk into the live oak canopy, and interactive garden, a program amphitheater, a climbing wall and community slide, and interactive water features. Levy Park also has a dog park and the community gardens include 27 garden plots and fruit trees.
Programs: Weekly boot camp, yoga, zumba, tai chi, MET Dance for kids and adults, meditation, poetry, events from Young Audiences of Houston, Houston Public Library Story Hour, Houston Museum of Natural Science, lunar and planetary programs, concerts, and film series.
Big Thicket Association
Vegan for Life
Michael Battey, President
Virginia Miller, Vice President and Treasurer
Purpose: Vegan for Life’s mission is to educate the public about the benefits of a plant-based diet, including the prevention of unnecessary killing and mistreatment of animals, protection of the environment, and good health. Vegan for Life aims to increase recognition of veganism as an effective approach that individuals can take to help save the planet and spread compassion. Some measures of success are the number of people who choose to be vegan, and the accommodation of vegans in restaurants, stores, and other institutions. In addition to outreach and educational efforts, Vegan for Life selectively conducts lawful actions towards preventing practices that harm non-human animals.
Events and Actions: Outreach campaigns; helping students form new vegan organizations; Guided discussions, presentations, and guest speaker engagements; activist training and educational programs; community building.
Volunteer Opportunities: Vegan for Life needs vegan interns or volunteers to maintain documentation and web presence, assist in event preparation, and handle such communication tasks as invitations and follow-up phone calls. Any creative vegan with dedication and professionalism can have opportunities to turn good ideas into effective actions.