Volunteers work to remove non-native species and introduce natives to Russ Pitman Park..

Work day for Families at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Join Houston Audubon at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary  February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help protect and restore our natural areas.   Activities include gardening, stream clean up, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, trail maintenance and invasive species removal. All volunteers must pre-register by the Wednesday before the work day […]

Levy Park Grand Opening

Levy Park is holding a Grand “re-Opening” with an all day event February 25 that will showcase the newly-designed urban park. There will be a ribbon cutting to kick-off the event by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at 10:00 a.m. This all day event will end with a live music performance on the Pavilion at 6:00 […]

Free 5k at San Jacinto Battlefield

Come join The Houston Wellness Project for a FREE 5K February 19 at 8:00 a.m.!  Yes, you heard right. It’s FREE!  ALL paces are accommodated including walkers!  Want to test your speed, assess where you are with your training, race your buddies, exercise with your whole family or just start running or walking for better health, then […]

Breakfast on the Bayou – Pontoon Boat Ride

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely morning drifting down Armand Bayou February 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. aboard the Bayou Ranger, Armand Bayou Nature Center’s electric pontoon boat. This trip through the heart of the nature center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about life on the bayou and observe […]

Hike Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area

The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area that are part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (a 128-mile trail north of Houston) . Access all four loops from Forest Service Road 217 off FM 2666. With a combined distance of 2.7 miles, these loops are easy to […]

Future Changes to Memorial Park

Memorial Park Conservancy has developed a Master Plan for how to improve and change the park to incorporate more of the acreage with the new Eastern Glades. Inspired by the original 1920s Master Plan for Memorial Park by landscape architects Hare & Hare, the Eastern Glades introduces new amenities within an approximately 100 acre area of […]

Happy Valentines Day

While Valentines is not a holiday and not really enjoyed by many, I hope you have a wonderful day. Get outside, if possible. The weather may not be that great but maybe this is the day you plan that next outdoor event. Kayak Buffalo Bayou, hike the Spring Creek Greenway, fish Galveston Bay, go to […]

Birding By Ear

Bird watching can be frustrating – some days you’re lucky if you get to “watch” a single bird. Don’t throw down your binoculars in despair! Birds don’t usually want to be seen, but they do make a lot of noise. In this class at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on February 18 from 9:30 […]

Prairie Restoration at Sheldon Lake State Park

Every Tuesday join volunteers from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help with the ongoing restoration of an historic tall grass prairie. Activities include separating and potting rescued grasses, planting mature grasses, and collecting seed. No training necessary. Held at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center. Sheldon Lake State Park

Geocaching 101 – Sheldon Lake State Park

Come to Sheldon Lake to learn the basics of this fast-growing hobby that merges the digital age with a love of the outdoors. Geocaching uses GPS technology to take you on a scavenger hunt finding items hidden throughout the park. No equipment or experience necessary. All ages are welcome but children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or […]