Memorial Park is Changing

Memorial Park has been in the laborious process of creating a master plan to improve the park for the last several years. The design team, Nelson Byrd Woltz, will present the proposed master plan for Memorial Park on Monday, March 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brown Auditorium (1001 Bissonet). It is […]

Naturefest at Jesse Jones Park March 7

Head to the Jesse Jones Park Nature Center March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for an extensive program on nature and the park. As always, the event is free and all ages are welcome. There will be more than 35 nature organizations, exhibitors and speakers to present family-friendly activities, boat tours, guided nature […]

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 […]