Tag Archive: Houston

  1. 9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day

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    Join us on the second Monday of each month for the 9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day! Located outside of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, this garden brings the beauty of native plants and the coastal prairie to the heart of Houston. We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience to join us from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm to plant new native plants, pull weeds, and monitor the garden’s growth. This come-and-go event is the perfect way to support native plants in Houston by getting your hands dirty.

  2. Marysee Prairie Monthly Workday – August

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    Marysee Prairie is one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie in the Big Thicket region. Come assist Texas Land Conservancy in their ongoing effort to revive and maintain the native grasses and wildflowers on this site near Batson, Texas. Work tasks vary by month, but they involve controlling the regrowth of woody species and keeping the prairie clear for mowing. Tools are provided. There is a possible option to carpool from central Houston for those interested.

    If there is poor weather on the first Saturday, the workday will be scheduled for the following Saturday.

    Marysee Prairie is located in Liberty County, approximately 65 miles northeast of central Houston, between Moss Hill and Batson. 30.254899°, -94.6800920176° you can put these coordinates into google maps for best directions.

    Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can update you if plans change (ex. If there is poor working weather).

  3. 9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day

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    Join us on the second Monday of each month for the 9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day! Located outside of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, this garden brings the beauty of native plants and the coastal prairie to the heart of Houston.

    We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience to join us from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm to plant new native plants, pull weeds, and monitor the garden’s growth. This come-and-go event is the perfect way to support native plants in Houston by getting your hands dirty.

  4. Unplugged Adventure: Ranger Treks on the Prairie

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    Join us for our monthly nature hike on the Katy Prairie Preserve! This month’s theme is “Nature Detectives.” Animal signs and plant patterns all tell a story about who these organisms are and what role they play in the prairie environment. We’ll use investigative tools like our senses and guide books to crack the clues left by prairie inhabitants.

    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. Rain or shine!

    No registration needed.

  5. 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!

    Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting.

    What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, tall socks, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat.

    What to bring: Reusable water bottle, gardening gloves (or we have pairs to borrow). All other tools are provided.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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