Work Day Reports
Liability Waiver: We now ask volunteers to sign a liability waiver for all work days which they can either sign and FAX back to us, or sign on site when they arrive.
Horseshoe Marsh Work Day
Next Work Day -- June 20
Background Information: We meet on the third Thursday of every month. We work from 9 AM to noon; lunch is provided if you sign up in advance. Unless a special work day is planned, we meet on site at 2705 Hwy 87, approximately 3 miles north of the Pt. Bolivar ferry landing. Activities include planting and re-potting native grasses and wildflowers for a 5-acre coastal prairie restoration project. New volunteers are welcome! We will demonstrate the protocol. To sign up, please contact Flo Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
High Island Work Days
Work Days are held once a month, October through March.
We start work around 8:30 AM and work until about noon, when we break for lunch, provided by Houston Audubon and prepared by the lunch crew. Lunch at the picnic area of Boy Scout Woods is a good chance to visit with other volunteers and recharge from a morning of exercise and work. After lunch, we take about an hour to tie up any loose ends and clean up. Come be a part of sanctuary maintenance, habitat restoration, and Houston Audubon's amazing volunteer workforce.
Email Danny Lynch at email@example.com for more information or to be put on the email list.
ELMNS Work Days
Join us at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. We work 8:30 AM - Noon, once a month, generally on the 4th Saturday from September through May. Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant & gloves/clippers if you have them. Wear closed-toe shoes & long sleeves. Bring sack lunch if desired. Minimum age is 16 yrs. All volunteers must pre-register by the Wednesday before work day with Juanita Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 713-932-1639.
Grow Out Native Plants for Houston Audubon
The biggest roadblock to coastal prairie restoration is the lack of available native plant material specific to the Upper Texas Coast. We collect native seed all summer and fall and are asking individuals to propagate the seed at home for restoration projects.
by Flo Hannah, Conservation Specialist
I hope you will join in this fun, important wildlife enhancement project. Full instructions on native plant germination are available at the Coastal Prairie Partnership website. Jaime Gonzalez has prepared a Coastal Prairie Plant Growers' Handbook, available on that site, which explains everything about seed collecting and propagating. Once your plants germinate, and are hardy enough to bump-up to 4" or 1-gallon containers, you can join us at a potting-up work day, or drop off the seedlings and we will do the rest. The plants will be used in one of our many restoration projects. We encourage you to retain some of the native plant material for your own backyard, helping to create a wildlife corridor throughout the Houston-Galveston region.
If you would like to help grow out native plants, collect native seeds, or participate in Houston Audubon planting events, please contact me at