Mary Carol Edwards will lead a one-and-a-half-hour tour that focuses on invasive plants and animals at Exploration Green park in Clear Lake City. The tour will be co-led by Jerry Hamby, Texas Master Naturalist and lead volunteer at the Exploration Green tree nursery. Jerry writes, “The primary goal is to show participants how to identify and remove the most common invasive species (along with a few aggressive natives that need to be controlled). Beyond that, we are looking to establish a plan for dealing with invasive plants. We want to set up regular times for volunteers to walk through the park, remove targeted invasives, and log their work. Even if you don’t intend to volunteer in this effort, we encourage you to attend the tour. You will certainly learn a great deal and see how much progress has been made in “rewilding” the green space. If you have never seen Exploration Green, the tour will provide a unique perspective of an incredible urban landscape.”
This event will involve walking one to two miles through the developed sections of Exploration Green. Because the ground is uneven and muddy in places, it is advisable that you wear appropriate clothing, including sturdy boots (or mud boots if you have them). Also, be sure to wear sun protection and carry water; there is currently little shade in the park.
The tour will take place on Thursday, August 24th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Phase 1 site, near 1800 Reseda, Houston 77062. Park on the street near the bridge.
Please RSVP to Jerry Hamby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. There is no limit on the number of participants, but we would like to get a rough head count. Jerry will send reminders as the tour date approaches.