Next Meeting Feb. 1

For this meeting only, we are meeting at the old golf course clubhouse.



6201 Hermann Park Dr



Sheldon Lake State Park Superintendent Kelley Morris accepts  a
$2,000 Grant from GCMN John Egan funded by LyondellBasell Corp.
This is an annual grant designated to support activities at the Park. 

       Sheldon Lake State Park Has Been Busy


Sheldon Planting Scorecard
Native Grasses and Forbs Restoration
# of Plants by Year

2007-13

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

           

 Big Bluestem

10202

1219

798

656

548

13423

 Switchgrass

17005

2434

1223

1733

1674

24069

 Eastern Gamma

17315

1939

1194

2019

2502

24969

 Yellow Indian

4104

1053

882

760

855

7654

 Misc. Grasses

6670

2647

2771

2903

2478

17469

 Total Grasses

55296

9292

6868

8071

8057

87584

Forbs

8270

2852

3179

3940

2683

20924

        Total Plants

63566

12144

10047

12011

10740

108508

Volunteer Hours

11153

1896

1880

1979

1923

18831

Acres Impacted

126

16

13

16

14

185



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News

  • Tree donated in name of TMN On May 23rd, Cub Scout Pack 705 from Parker Elementary planted a Shumard Oak tree donated by Texas Master Naturalists in the Willow Waterhole Greenway. The tree planting was assisted by and Bill Burhans, Conservation Director at Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy and Virginia Livingston, a Gulf Coast Master Naturalist and President of Westbury Community Garden. The site for the tree planting was near the Schwartz Gazebo at Westbury Lake and will provide shade for a park bench and be highly visible to all those entering the area.  Thanks to the scouts, their parents, Bill Burhans and Virginia Livingston for enhancing the green space with a native Texas tree.
    Posted May 29, 2017, 1:00 PM by Mary Waters
  • Texas Waters Specialist Training Program Requirements •       Accumulate at least 8 hours of advanced training using the Texas Waters curriculum. These hours must be approved at your chapter level: •       Texas Waters Day (4 Hours) •       Upcoming Texas Waters Webinars (Up to 4 Hours) •       Small Group Interactive Study •       Texas Waters Field Trips •       Additional Renewal Requirements: •       Participate in at least one approved community service project. •       Contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer service in the area of water and watersheds. Those hours can also count toward the requirements for recertification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Certification Timeline •       To complete certification for 2017, participants must complete advanced training by the October Texas Waters Day event and can include AT completed at the 2016 Texas Waters Day gathering. •       Volunteer ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:53 AM by Mary Waters
  • Engaged Volunteers Make a Difference! A record number of volunteers worked at the Exploration Green Native Wetland and Tree nurseries on Saturday. They included twenty-five students representing the Lee College IMPACT ECHS Spanish Club. Volunteers potted up and repotted plants and wiped out a massive weed infestation. Mary Carol Edwards informed us that the volunteers working in the native wetland nursery set a record today, potting up 446 water shield plants (Brasenia schreberi). We are all grateful to have so many young volunteers working at Exploration Green!  
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 2:39 PM by Mary Waters
  • Clear Lake City Golf Course goes Native!   Between June 9th and June 26th, volunteers, including Gulf Coast Master Naturalists, at Exploration Green began establishing the first native wetland plants on the site of the old Clear Lake City golf course, which is now a 200-acre conservation easement signed with Galveston Bay Foundation. Over the course of four planting events, volunteers worked at the Phase I development site, the first of several finger lakes that will run through the park. Volunteers installed more than 3,000 plants, including Spartina spartinae, Iris virginica, Crinum americanium, and Cyperus articulatus. Each planting event drew between ten and forty volunteers, and work was overseen by Mary Carol Edwards, Stormwater Wetland Program Coordinator, Texas Coastal Watershed Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 12:32 PM by Mary Waters
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