Hike George Mitchell Nature Preserve

The George Mitchell Nature Preserve  is a 1,700 acre nature preserve set aside for the enjoyment of the community and to protect one more piece of land along Spring Creek. As part of the Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway, this park will help connect and protect up to 12,000 acres of forest on both sides […]

Camping Near Houston

Camping can be one of the most relaxing and fun family activities you can do over a weekend. Of course that’s if the weather is good, there are no unusual animal bites, you don’t start the park on fire, and you don’t lose a kid or two. Otherwise, it’s great! Houston has a number of […]

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 […]