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  • Houston needs our help! The Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP) of the Houston Parks & Recreation Department (HPARD) is looking for volunteers to assist in propagation of native plants for restoration projects in parks throughout the city. Current volunteer opportunities include planting locally collected native seed, bumping up plants to 1 gallon pots and weeding pots. Additionally, there will be future opportunities to install plants at restoration sites, assist with school and community planting events, and collect seed at prairie sites around the city.  The NRMP is working to encourage the use of native plants throughout the city of Houston and restore degraded park areas to their historical native prairie ecosystem. We have a wonderful greenhouse facility located on Memorial Drive between East Memorial Loop ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2016, 5:00 AM by Mary Waters
  • Space Chickens! Each year, around this time in spring, a rare sound can be heard on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center.  It's the sound of Space Chickens! Well, not really, but it is the sound of the endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken booming and dancing as they court their ladyloves. The Attwater Prairie Chicken is one of the most endangered birds in the U.S., and is now only found in Texas.  It is estimated that there are only about 125 left in the wild.  The Houston Zoo and NASA are working together to help bring back the endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken, also known as the "APC".   NASA has provided an 'embassy' on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2016, 4:28 AM by Mary Waters
  • GCMN at March Mart! Jan Wallace represented the chapter in our March March booth at Mercer Arboretum.  A well attended plant sale brought several inquiries to the GCMN Booth for speakers for local schools, homeschool groups and Scouts - GCMN members should look for speaking/teaching opportunities in the future!  Pollinator information was discussed with many plant sale attendees and information on future MN training was shared with interested participants.
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 4:50 PM by Mary Waters
  • The Race is On! Fulshear Prairie Plant Rescue Come help with a partial prairie site relocation, including digging up soil plugs / plants from an imperiled prairie remnant in Fulshear that will shortly be covered in concrete due to imminent road expansion.The prairie plants that we rescue will be replanted in the University of Houston's new pocket prairie site the 23rd of April, where they will contribute prairie soil microbes and a jump start in plant diversity. When: Friday 15th April, 2016 Where:   Meet at 9:30 a.m. on the service road adjacent to FM1093, in front of the Dollar Store at 29619 Fm 1093 Rd, Fulshear, TX 77441.  Please car pool to the site if possible.  From this ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 9:20 AM by Mary Waters
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