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The Race is On! Fulshear Prairie Plant Rescue

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:59 AM by Mary Waters   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 9:20 AM ]

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.

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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 location we will likely car pool / shuttle to roadside locations along FM1093 with less optimal parking situations.

Google map of the site.

What to bring: 

  • Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions – long pants, hat, stout footwear, gloves, etc.
  • Bring sun screen and bug spray.
  • Water to drink and a snack.

 Please RSVP to Julie d’Ablaing,  jadablaing@outlook.com, so we'll know who to expect.

 Provided:

  • Shovels
  • First aid kit
  • Buckets / plastic bags
  • water for plants / jugs
  • gloves

After helping rescue this prairie, come see your efforts pay off!

On April 23, the University of Houston will establish an on-campus pocket prairie, to be named Shasta’s Prairie, to provide a living laboratory to drive student research, restore Houston’s rich history and create a sustainable habitat for pollinators.

Help beautify and build up biodiversity on campus by volunteering! Tasks include digging, planting and seeding. Register to volunteer for the event by completing this form by April 18.
A fun celebration will follow, and all volunteers will receive lunch. We can only accommodate 60 volunteers total and 20 volunteers per each one-hour shift. Volunteers must arrive at least 15 minutes early before the start of their one-hour shift.

Anyone is welcome to attend this event. For more information, visit our Facebook event: www.fb.com/events/991886650903181/.

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