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Wetland Economic Benefits workshop

This is a free workshop for professionals who work with Upper Texas Gulf Coast landowners: realtors, natural resource professionals, environmental service providers. The workshop highlights incentive programs available to private landowners for conserving, restoring, or creating wetlands. Regional experts will speak on emerging ecosystem services markets, wetland ecosystem services, wetland mitigation, nature tourism, wildlife management, conservation easements, and forested wetlands. TCWP will demonstrate its new clearinghouse website of programs which provide economic benefit to landowners for wetland conservation. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to workshop participants, courtesy… 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 →