Please mark your calendars for Earth Day Houston on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from noon to 6 pm at Discovery Green park! Hosted in partnership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Discovery Green’s citywide Earth Day celebration–presented by Green Mountain Energy–is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage action. The event features displays, exhibits and booths on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods, a foodie farmers market, Canned Acoustica, recycling, and more.
The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is currently accepting applications for exhibitors for the Earth Day festival and nominations for speakers for Earth Talks on the big stage. If you are interested in being a sponsor or corporate volunteering, please email [email protected]
For more information, visit earthdayhouston.org.
Title: 2012 Adopt-a-Beach-Event
Location: Scenic Galveston’s Preserves
Description: What? SCENIC GALVESTON’s 24th AAB-E cleaning participation! Saturday
April 28, let’s do it again! Thanks to you who have stepped “through and into the Tide” for
years to clean tons of debris and invasive species from SG’s preserves.
Registration required between 8 and 9 – into the field from 9 to 12. Teams return by 12:30 to
the Pavillion for custom lunches, RSVP required, with update on SG’s habitat conservation
work, site reports, and the day’s bird observation count. Team efforts produce an invigorating
day in spectacular scenic marshes and prairies, and on two bay shorelines!
Where? Take Exit 6 off I-45 just south of Bayou Vista to service road, then 1st right to park in
SG’s Reitan Point event site with its landmark Pavillion in the John M. O’Quinn I-45 Scenic
Estuarial Corridor’s West Marsh. No parking in ROW. Shuttles take teams to cleaning sites in
the I-45 Corridor Preserve or Virginia Point Peninsula Preserve. Briefing gives volunteers
their choice of various sites—“hard-to-easy” wetlands, to bay shores or prairies.
Dress? Jeans for protection, caps/hats, sunglasses, lace tennis (or mud boots) as some
must cross channels to work in wetlands – no flip flops allowed. Cameras/binoculars urged
for scenery and birds. After lunch breakdown, volunteers invited to view magnificent
marshes, kayak, canoe, “bird”, fish, and photograph until sunset.
Supplies? SG provides restrooms, washing facilities, water bottles, litter bags, gloves,
repellent, suntan lotion, midmorning fruit, cold drinks with lunch, souvenirs and tons of fun.
Join SG! Enjoy conservation work and the splendid outdoors in “your parklands” every day!
RSVP attendance – 979-234-2096 or 409-789-4996, [email protected]
Start Time: 08:00
Title: Champion Lake Earth Day Event
Location: Champion Lake is located at the end of CR 417, two miles east of FM 1409 in southern Liberty County
Link out: Click here
Description: Contact person – Stuart Marcus – Refuge Manager 936/336-9786
Champion Lake Earth Day Event
In commemoration of Earth Day 2012, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
along with the Friends of Trinity River Refuge, will host an afternoon of
outdoor activities at the Champion Lake Public Use Area. The fun-filled
afternoon is on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Activities
will include refuge boat tours, canoeing, kayaking, bird and butterfly
viewing, walking the levee trail, dip netting and fishing lessons in the
lake for the kids, and a “Wildlife Experience.” Champion Lake is located
at the end of CR 417, two miles east of FM 1409 in southern Liberty County.
This is approximately 10 miles south of Dayton, TX from Hwy 90 or about six
miles north of I-10 at the Cove exit (FM 565). Admission is free. Call
the refuge office at 936/336-9786 for more information. You may want to
bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 14:00