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Houston needs our help!

posted Apr 18, 2016, 5:00 AM by Mary Waters
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 Drive and Crestwood Drive. The volunteer workday is currently scheduled for the second Thursday of the month from 9 am to noon. We anticipate increasing the workday to two Thursdays a month in the near future. Interested volunteers should contact Kelli.Ondracek@houstontx.gov for more information. Please join us in spreading native plants throughout the City of Houston!
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