Tag Archive: Houston

  1. Restoration Roundup

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    Join Coastal Prairie Conservancy at the Indiangrass Preserve for a day of hands-on demonstrations on restoring native grasslands. These skills may be applied on farms, ranches, private residences, parks, and more! Restoration specialists and conservationists will cover topics such as prescribed fire, sustainable grazing, native seeding, funding opportunities, grassland bird conservation, and native plant propagation. The cost to attend is $35 for General Admission or $20 for Student Tickets.

  2. Unplugged Adventure: Ranger Treks on the Prairie

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    Join Coastal Prairie Conservancy for our monthly nature hike on the Katy Prairie Preserve! This month’s theme is “Prairie Weather.” Enjoy a guided hike through the prairie, exploring different areas each month. Observe and learn about wildflowers, insects, and birds. Finish with pond dip-netting at the prairie potholes.

    All ages are welcome. We’ll start with a brief overview and safety talk. Please wear outdoor clothing including sun/insect protection and close-toed shoes (high socks/boots preferred). Please also bring a water bottle. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. The event will take place rain or shine! No registration needed.

  3. Volunteer Opportunity: Planting Native Super Trees!

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    Houston Wilderness invites all individuals and corporate groups to volunteer for the Houston Ship Channel TREES program. The HSC TREES program is a multi-year collaborative project facilitated by Houston Wilderness utilizing targeted large-scale tree plantings along the Houston Ship Channel to protect and restore riparian habitat as well as enhance ecosystem services that combat climate change, urban heat island effect and improve the health of all Houstonians. Through the planting of the 14 Native Super Tree Species, Houston Wilderness is contributing to Resilient Houston’s goal of planting 4.6 million trees by 2030.

    Sign up to volunteer at a tree planting event on Houston Wilderness’ website. Individuals and corporate groups are welcome. Exact planting location TBD.

  4. Volunteer Opportunity: Planting Native Super Trees!

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    Houston Wilderness invites all individuals and corporate groups to volunteer for the Houston Ship Channel TREES program. The HSC TREES program is a multi-year collaborative project facilitated by Houston Wilderness utilizing targeted large-scale tree plantings along the Houston Ship Channel to protect and restore riparian habitat as well as enhance ecosystem services that combat climate change, urban heat island effect and improve the health of all Houstonians. Through the planting of the 14 Native Super Tree Species, Houston Wilderness is contributing to Resilient Houston’s goal of planting 4.6 million trees by 2030.

    Sign up to volunteer at a tree planting event on Houston Wilderness’ website. Individuals and corporate groups are welcome. Exact planting location TBD.

  5. Volunteer Opportunity: Planting Native Super Trees!

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    Houston Wilderness invites all individuals and corporate groups to volunteer for the Houston Ship Channel TREES program. The HSC TREES program is a multi-year collaborative project facilitated by Houston Wilderness utilizing targeted large-scale tree plantings along the Houston Ship Channel to protect and restore riparian habitat as well as enhance ecosystem services that combat climate change, urban heat island effect and improve the health of all Houstonians. Through the planting of the 14 Native Super Tree Species, Houston Wilderness is contributing to Resilient Houston’s goal of planting 4.6 million trees by 2030.

    Sign up to volunteer at a tree planting event on Houston Wilderness’ website. Individuals and corporate groups are welcome.

  6. Coastal Prairie Conservancy Holiday Open House

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    Enjoy docent-led hikes and more at our Holiday Open House at the Indiangrass Preserve on Tuesday, December 27th from 10 AM to 1 PM. December is a great time to look for birds, and birding experts will be on hand to help visitors master the art of sighting and identification. Everyone can dipnet for mosquito fish and other aquatic creatures at our pond. Finally, we’ll make holiday-themed and bird-friendly crafts for you to take home to help feathery friends have a great start to the new year.

  7. Unplugged Adventure: Holiday Hike

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    Following Stewardship Saturday, Outreach Assistant Ranger will host a Holiday Hike at our native remnant prairie, Williams Prairie from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Our native prairies bring surprises and delight year-round, including during the holiday season!

    We’ll start off our hike by noticing the shades of the prairie, the bright hues of the greens and reds we associate with December decorations, and the subtler shades of browns, yellows, and oranges. We’ll look for seeds and berries that feed animals through the winter, for scat, and for birds, insects, and signs of other animals. As we finish our walk, we’ll cut some dormant grass stems to braid into a decoration to take home.

  8. Stewardship Saturday

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    Looking for a way to get your hands dirty and help the prairie? Come join us for a STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY! Volunteers help manage invasive species, plant native plants, and restore prairie habitats. All ages are welcome to participate – no experience necessary!

  9. Paint by Nature

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    Join us for our popular Paint by Nature workshop! For this one, we’ll be focusing on our Bison! We start with a short walk to our bison viewing platform. Then we move indoors to paint! Our skilled instructor will guide you through the painting steps. A canvas, paint, and brushes will be provided and a photo will be displayed for you to reference while painting. At the end of the program, you’ll get to take your beautiful painting home with you! Beginners and hobbyists are welcome!

  10. Martyn Farm Harvest Festival

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    ABNC’s Martyn Farm site will come alive with activities and live demos that highlight how typical farmers lived around the turn of the century. It was hard work, but it was also a time for families and communities to have fun. Enjoy live music, food, games, storytelling by cowboy poet, and wagon rides!

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