Quintana Spring Fling Begins April 1

During April thousands of migratory songbirds arrive at stopover habitat along the coast including the Quintana Sanctuaries in Quintana, Texas. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory volunteers and staff provide local birding information, bird checklists, sell snacks, post the daily bird list on a white board, and help identify birds for novice birders from 9:00 a.m. to […]

Spring Weather in Houston is Awesome

There is no better time of the year (except maybe Fall and some clear Winter days and the not too hot Summer days) to get out in Houston than in the Spring. The weather is great, the sky is clear, and we are all itching to get out and stay out. Head to the nearest […]

Kite Festival at Hermann Park

Kites will fill the sky over Hermann Park during the Second Annual Hermann Park Kite Festival on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to the free festival as kites of all shapes and sizes set sail over Miller Hill and around the Jones Reflection Pool. There will be interactive entertainment […]

Draw Wild in Galveston

Come join artist, Ranger Lisa at Galveston Island State Park for these two, back-to-back Arts in the Parks programs Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you love nature and the beach and you’ve always wanted to explore your creative side, this is the class for you. The […]

Hike George Bush Park

George Bush Park is located in far west Houston off of Fry Road and I-10. It connects to Terry Hershey park where you can hike or bike all the way to Beltway 8 and then into the City to Buffalo Bayou Park. This unique trail is all asphalt and concrete and does not require you to […]

Heights Trail to Open New Bridge

The opening of the new White Oak Bayou Greenway bridge and trails that was scheduled for a very wet March 21 has been postponed to April 25 as the Bridge Bash. This event is hosted by the Houston Parks Board, Mayor Annise Parker, City Councilmember Ellen Cohen, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Memorial Heights […]

Galveston Beaches to Get Facelift

If you saw the article in the Houston Chronicle last week, you know that Galveston Park Board has approved $41 million dollars to improve both Stewart Beach and East Beach. This is a major commitment to make Galveston even better than it is already. Improvements include a boardwalk and a pavilion on Stewart Beach and retail […]

Train to be a Prairie Storyteller

Our local prairies need trained storytellers to serve as ambassadors between these misunderstood grasslands and our vibrant, diverse community. Join Katy Prairie Conservancy Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for training. The Wednesday event will be at the offices at 3015 Richmond Avenue […]

Artist Boat adds Educational Programs

In an attempt to educate the oil and gas industry in the area on the habitat along the coast, Artist Boat is launching two new programs to get them out on the water. Below is a press release from Artist Boat. Artist Boat was awarded funding from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) to offer […]

Sunday Streets is Back

Sunday Streets is back in Houston with three dates this spring starting with next weekend. If you haven’t heard, Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians by getting them outside and active. The program opens a stretch of street normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow […]