Katy Prairie Conservancy Needs Growers

The Katy Prairie Conservancy is starting its Great Grow Out starting today, March 1st when seeds are available. The Great Grow Out allows you to grow plants for restoration projects in the comfort of their own home! At the same time, your are contributing to the restoration of a prairie in a region that has lost […]

Get Out Here Wins Award

Get Out Here Houston Gulf Coast and its steering committee have won the Inaugural Wild Partners Award from Houston Wilderness for “their collaborative effort to expand and promote the great outdoors of our region.” Congratulations to us!

Help Clean Up Greens Bayou

Come join the Bayou Preservation Association, Bayou City Adventures, Bayou Shuttle Service and REI Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help them elean up our watersheds. Greens Bayou is known for the majestic Bald Eagles that nest along the banks. All gear and lunch will be provided in exchange for your […]

Landscaping with Texas Natives Houston Arboretum

Houston as an Outdoor City? Absolutely!

For those naysayers that don’t think Houston has the IT factor when it comes to the outdoors, I beg to differ. Here are just some of the facts that point to Houston’s varied outdoor opportunities: The City of Houston issued a $100 million bond to the Bayou Greenways project to make Houston one of the […]

Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve

This weekend drive to Beaumont and head north to the first preserve in the U.S. national park system – The Big Thicket National Preserve. Encompassing more than 97,00 acres in nine land units, the Preserve is an ideal place to see what East Texas looked like before timber mills, fracking and, well, people. It was […]

Learn About the Outdoors With Your Family

One of the best programs in the state of Texas to get otherwise un-outdoor families outdoors is the Texas Outdoor Family program. This is a great program for people who want to introduce their families to camping, kayaking, hiking, etc. but don’t really have the experience to do it themselves. For only $65 for a […]

The Outdoors – It’s What’s Good For You

Many studies have been and are conducted that point out how beneficial being outdoors is. Exercising is great wherever it’s done, but it is even better outdoors. Reading a book is one of my favorite pastimes but doing it outdoors makes it even more special. Check out the website below to see what Grok Your […]

Lunch with the Birds

Spend lunch on hump day with the birds of Bellaire. Whether you are a novice or an expert bird watcher, join a free guided bird walk with the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire through Russ Pitman Park on February 25 from 12 noon – 1 p.m. This free event is the perfect way to spend lunch away […]

Outdoor Guides of Houston

Besides this great site,which gives you maps and links to some of the best sites for where to go and what to do in the outdoors, there are also some guides you can buy such as Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways by Natalie H. Wiest and 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Houston by Laurie Roddy. […]

Buffalo Bayou Regatta Coming March 7

It’s not too late to sign up for the 43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta, sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Gillman Suburu, is coming March 7. This 15-mile ACA-sanctioned race is the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas. Racers and just paddlers ages 12 and up are encouraged to participate in a float down […]