Buffalo Bayou Regatta Registration is Open

Take part in a Houston tradition–the 46th annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race and one of the top five largest in the nation! Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in this 15-mile race along scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you’re entering competitively or paddling for fun, don’t miss out on this unique event! Everyone […]

Nature Jog with a Naturalist on the Spring Creek Greenway

Join Bayou Land Conservancy’s very own Conservation Director and Naturalist, Becky, for a family friendly 2-mile nature jog on Spring Trails February 24 at 10:00 a.m. Keep your resolution while enjoying the outdoors! You may even learn something new. BLC staff and Montgomery County, Pct. 3 will provide information about the ecology along the trail […]

MD Anderson Pocket Prairie Receives Award

The MD Anderson Pocket Prairie today was announced the winner of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Parks and Natural Areas Award in the Projects Under $500,000 category. The MD Anderson Pocket Prairie is a successful collaboration between MD Anderson, Asakura Robinson, and Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) working together to bring the prairie into the city. The […]

Nature Explore Educator Workshop

The Arbor Day Foundation, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Mercer Botanic Gardens proudly present two Nature Explore workshops February 24 designed to help children reconnect with nature. Workshops are $40. Register for both workshops to receive a $5 discount. Register online at www.natureexplore.org/workshops/educator-workshops. Registration deadline is Feb. 23. This Mercer Botanic Gardens event will be held […]

Reptilian Rendezvous – Sheldon Lake State Park

How much do you know about the reptiles of Sheldon Lake? Join a ranger February 18 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about these slithery, scaly critters through activities, games and more. Sheldon Lake is the only free state park in Texas and well-worth the visit. Located just off Beltway 8 on the east side, the […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, February 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

Volunteer Orientation – Sheldon Lake

If you are looking for weekly volunteer opportunities, then head to Sheldon Lake State Park for Volunteer Orientation February 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Learn about all the different opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center. Sheldon Lake State Park

Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou Park

Enjoy a free walking tour February 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Buffalo Bayou Park led by Master Naturalists highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem. Meet outside the visitor center at The Water […]

Historical Texas Trees at Mercer Arboretum

Historical Texas trees form a vital link to unique moments in Texas history, such as the Battle of the Alamo and the Great Storm of 1900. Laura Carlton, a Harris County Precinct 4 arborist, will give a presentation February 14 at the monthly Lunch Bunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. that outlines Mercer’s Historic […]