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Earth Day at Exploration Green

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program will host visitors and volunteers at the wetland plant nursery from 9am to 12pm, as part of the Exploration Green Earth Day. Have some muddy fun for a good cause! Join TCWP staff as we demonstrate how to propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery, then it’s your turn to get new plants potted up. When you are ready to take a break, try our wetland scavenger hunt and see the range of plants and aquatic animals that call the nursery home. See… Read More →

Pearland Wetland Awareness Day

PearlandWetlandPlanting_Flyer Calling all Master Naturalists, Scouting groups, and volunteers interested in improving the natural surroundings of Pearland! Join us for an upcoming wetland planting event. This unique experience will provide participants with education on wetlands as well as hands on experience in planting. We’ll be planting and launching floating wetlands which will demonstrate a new technique for water quality improvements. Additionally we’ll create a freshwater wetland habitat near the islands at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex, site of the future Pearland Nature Center. Saturday March 7, 9am-3pm. Breakfast… Read More →

Floating Wetland Media Coverage Still Comes in Waves

Extra! Floating Wetlands Launch Day photos and press: Click the image to see photos of volunteers preparing and installing  floating wetland islands in a Clear Creek ISD campus stormwater pond. Thanks to Helle Brown, Texas Master Naturalist for being our photographer on the November 10 Launch Day! Preparations for the floating wetlands were covered in an excellent article by Galveston Daily News. Click the image to read the story.   Now showing: the floating wetlands on video: A video about the floating wetlands project at Clear Creek I.S.D’s… Read More →

Wetland Wednesday, January 30th

  On our streak of good fortune with weather, we planted yet again in Pond 15. Mary joined us today (yay! She did actually come back for a visit!) and joined the planters in the field installing fresh sprigs (1252 J. effusus, 100 E. montana and 33 R. corniculata): Chatt, Tom, John, Glenn, Regina, Susan C., and Sue M. Planters plowed through Great conditions for planting (so I heard!). The mighty spriggers made quick with the new sprigs (Juncus effuses and Eleocharis montana) totaling 1620 sprigs. Amazing job… Read More →

Wetland Wednesday, January 23rd

We lucked out yet again with good weather and thus were able to plant and sprig. The Sprigging crew (Dick, Diane, Gail and Ray) was in charge of separating and counting two full loads of plants: Carex hyalinolepis, Juncus effusus, Spartina patens, and Eleocharis montana. All of which is heading for its final destination in Pond 15. The Planting crew (Chatt, Tom, Regina, Glenn, Marilyn, and John) took prepared material out (253 Carex hyalinolepis, 382 Juncus effusus) to start, coming back to retrieve the second load (125 Spartina… Read More →

Wetland Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Our workday at Sheldon revolved around getting the buckets of Carex hyalinolepis (Thin-scaled sedge) out from the grow-out ponds and over to pond 15. I recently tallied up the material planted per pond and realized that pond 15 is WOEFULLY behind in numbers. So, we need to invest some plant collateral there. 😉 The buckets roughly counted out to 375 sprigs of sedge, and the Team was quick to plant everything in the moistened soil of 15 on the bare spots between clusters of Aster subulatus (saltmarsh aster)…. Read More →