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Sign Up for Ambassador Training for Bayou Land Conservancy

There is still time to signup for Bayou Land Conservancy’s Spring Creek Ambassador program. The next training is Fall 2018 with the first day of training set for October 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park. Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador curriculum includes: Orientation to Bayou Land Conservancy and […]

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Join Hike It Baby for Daily Hikes in the Houston Area

This group is just too active and awesome not to re-post this for the new year. Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post […]

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Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Downtown Houston September 20 for Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables for a night of music and great prizes. $10 admission (cash only) includes one bingo packet. Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. […]

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Visit Smither Park in East Houston

A vibrant cultural asset in Houston’s emerging East End, Smither Park is an artistic venue for leisure-time activities as well as the ceremonies of life such as weddings, picnics, performances and meditation. Located at 2441 Munger Street just East of the University of Houston, Smither Park is a whimsical, fanciful green space that features an amphitheater, […]

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Hike Faulkey Gully Trail

For a short hike and bike trail in north Houston, head to the Faulkey Gully Hike & Bike Trail. This 1.9-mile trail extends from Lakewood Forest Drive to Guernsey Road and accommodates hikers, bicyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters. It is a concrete trail but worth the almost 4 mile out and back hike. Most of the […]

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Hike Jesse Jones Park

There are over six miles of paved, all-weather, wheelchair-accessible trails within Jones Park. The Jones-Bender Trail, which is 1.5 miles long and 10 feet wide, is the newest section of paved trails that points to the future expansion of the Spring Creek Greenway Project trail system: an interconnecting system of trails from Highway 59 at […]

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Become a Texas Master Naturalist

Below is information from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website to become a Texas Master Naturalist. If you love nature and the outdoors, this program is for you. Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in […]

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Hike Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the jewels of Houston is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the south side of Memorial Park. If you’re feeling stressed or just out-of-sorts, head to the Arboretum for some peaceful outdoor rejuvenation. While there, head out on one of the many hiking loops in the park. Most of these are short […]

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Visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the hidden gems inside the 610 Loop is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center located on the western edge of Memorial Park. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart […]

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Nature Revealed: Phenology

Hike the Big Thicket

Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve this winter during the cool, clear sky months. There are a number of different sections to hike so head to the Information Center for a trail map. The Big Thicket is one of the most diverse areas in the U.S. for plant diversity and is the only preserve in […]

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