Projects

Plant Propagation Program

We propagate local native plants and wildscape plants to give to school / public / community gardens.  Anyone interested in native plants is invited to join us on our propagation workdays on second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:00 am to noon.  Please note this is our new site in Memorial Park.

Google map of Memorial Park Greenhouse: https://goo.gl/maps/m45WoGToghv 
Or coordinates of the greenhouse: 29.763572, -95.430185

Greenhouse is on the south side of Memorial Drive between the traffic light at E. Memorial Loop Drive and Crestwood Dr. There is a bus stop at the driveway to the greenhouse. After driving inside the fence, park in front of the first building on the right side. If you are the first one there, please wait for us.  RSVP to Lan at Lan.Shen@TXgcmn.org 713-771-1415 or Celeste Mead at Celeste.Mead@txgcmn.org 832-680-7263 or just come on out!
 
No experience necessary!



Members meet Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  If you would like to participate in the Sheldon Lake Prairie and/or Wetland Restoration Project, please contact John Egan.

The Sheldon Prairie and Wetland Restoration Team was recognized with the 2015 TPWD with the 'Stars in the Park' Award!


Once a magnificent prairie covered what is now Hermann Park. It was alive with butterflies, colorful migratory birds, and other amazing creatures. Project Blazing Star is a collaborative effort of the Hermann Park Conservancy, Texas Master Naturalists, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Houston Audubon, Houston Zoo, Houston Parks and Recreation and others to restore native tallgrass prairies to three areas in Houston's historic Hermann Park and we need your help!

Volunteers are needed to grow plants from seed at home or with scouts, conduct plant rescues, weed, etc.

Join Us For Upcoming Workdays

First Saturday Workdays from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at the Savannah at Hermann Park's Bayou Parkland (at 6520 1/2 Almeda, 77030 and NOT in the main part of the park, NOT near the zoo). Meet at the Pavilion. Dress appropriately for working outdoors. 

Third Saturday Workdays from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at
Whistlestop Prairie next to the entrance to the Japanese Garden and the Obelisk at the reflection pond.

Project Blazing Star is generously funded by a grant from Waste Management, Inc  For more information on Project Blazing Star, please contact Diane Kerr at Diane.Kerr@txgcmn.org.  

No experience necessary!
Adopt-a-Trail

An on-going project to maintain various trails around the Houston area.  Currently the Chapter is conducting trash pickup along the Tapley Tributary Trail in Buffalo Bayou Park.  Please contact Steve Brennan if you'd like to help with this project.