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Project Blazing Star:

Once a magnificent prairie covered what is now Hermann Park. It was alive with butterflies, colorful migratory birds, and other amazing creatures. Over time the prairie disappeared although its memory did not. Project Blazing Star is a collaborative effort to bring back patches of this ancient landscape back to Hermann Park.

The Hermann Park Conservancy, Texas Master Naturalists, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Houston Audubon, Houston Zoo, Houston Parks and Recreation, and others are teaming up to restore three areas in Houston's historic Hermann Park back to native tallgrass prairie and we need your help!

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

Join Us For Upcoming Workdays

Second 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. Contact Jason Frederick <> or Lan Shen <> before coming.

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. Vontact Chris Gray <> before coming.

Project Blazing Star is generously funded by a grant from Waste Management, Inc.