03/02/2017 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Coastal Heritage Preserve
13330 Settegast Rd
Galveston, TX 77554
Artist Boat will be hosting a volunteer workday at the Coastal Heritage Preserve! Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land through a variety of activities including bumping up prairie grasses, removing invasive species and clearing fence line.
The Coastal Heritage Preserve is a 600+ acre collage of estuarine wetland, palustrine wetland, tidal flat, freshwater pond, and coastal upland prairie habitat located on the west end of Galveston Island. This area represents critical barrier island habitat for many economically important fish, shrimp, and crab species. It is a favorite spot for migratory and native birds, including great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, brown pelicans, and great egrets to name a few. Additionally, the wetlands at the Preserve provide flooding and erosion control for the surrounding coastal community. By volunteering your time and talents, you’ll be ensuring that this ecosystem continues to provide these benefits for many years!
If you’re interested in learning more about these volunteer work days or would like to sign up for this event, please contact Kristen Simmons at [email protected] or by calling (409) 770-0722.
Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.
Volunteers will meet at the Coastal Heritage Preserve parking corral unless told otherwise.
Stewarding this land can be physically demanding, so physical fitness is necessary.
All equipment (shovels, gloves, etc.) will be provided to all volunteers.