April ’18 UP(Urban Prairie) Team Events & photo: UH Shasta Prairie Workday

See changes below for Tomorrow, Saturday, April 7.

Note changes for Saturday, April 7
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April, 2018 UP Team
And Upcoming Events
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Events
Scroll below to view cancellation & added event on April 7!
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UP Team at UH Shasta Prairie on March 23, 2018. See blog at this link.

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As always, keep checking the UP Team calendar (tinyurl.com/UPTeamCal). Events emails are only sent out once per month, but the calendar is kept updated as information comes in.

Click on the event and then the "more details" to show all details, including meeting place and parking specifics. All events have at least one contact person. If you are planning to attend an event , please RSVP to the contact person shown on the calendar so that person could let you know of any changes.

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April, 2018
For more information, go to tinyurl.com/UPTeamCal
New symbol: ** indicates an event that does not recur monthly

  • Monday, April 2 (1st Mondays): Nature Discovery Center. Monday Morning Gardening, 9:30 am noon.
  • Wednesday, April 4 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • **CANCELLED: Saturday, April 7
    (1st Saturdays): Hermann Park, Bayou Savannah Workday.
  • **Saturday, April 7
    , Conservation Crew, Chinese Tallow Removal, Memorial Park Tennis Center.
  • Wednesday, April 11 (2nd Wednesdays): Deer Park Prairie Workday, 9:00am – noon. We will finish cleaning the Prairie Plant Demonstration Bed for the Spring Prairie Day on April 28. Free Plants: Extra plants that we pull out are free to take home. Lots of frogfruit and swamp sunflower among others
  • Wednesday, April 11 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon. Volunteer Workday for the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center (HANC) and Memorial Park Conservancy (MPC) joint project to grow prairie plants for savannah restorations at HANC. Project Leader Allen Brymer is also there Thursday and Monday mornings. Anyone who wants to volunteer on these days need to first contact Allen at abrymer.
  • Thursday, April 12 (2nd & 4th Thursdays): Native (and mostly prairie) plant propagation at City of Houston Greenhouse in Memorial Park, 9:00am – noon.
  • **CANCELLED: Saturday, April 14
    (2nd Saturdays): Hermann Park, Whistlestop Prairie Workday.
  • **Saturday, April 14
    , Hogg Bird Sanctuary Harvey Clean Up with Student Conservation Association and Memorial Park Conservancy.
  • Wednesday, April 18 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Friday, April 20 (3rd Fridays): Memorial Park Conservancy, Conservation Crew – Chinese Tallow Removal. Memorial Park Tennis Center.
  • Wednesday, April 25 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Thursday, April 26 (4th Thursdays): Native (and mostly prairie) plant propagation at City of Houston Greenhouse at Memorial Park, 9:00am – noon.
  • **Saturday, April 28
    (4th Saturdays): Deer Park Prairie Spring Prairie Day. Come to enjoy the wildflowers & wildlife; see a land that looks much as it did in 1836, when the soldiers marched to the Battle of San Jacinto, less than 10 miles away. In an effort to help Houston win the City Nature Challenge (houstonprairie.org/2018houcnc & tpwd.texas.gov…naturechallenge), we will be offering a short lesson on use of iNaturalist and will have plant walks and insect sweep netting. Complete program upcoming at Houstonprairie.org or send an email to HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org for more information. Workday at Deer Park Prairie is cancelled.
  • Saturday, April 28 (4th Saturdays): Hermann Park, Bayou Savannah Workday (near 6520 Almeda), 9:00am -noon
  • **Saturday, April 28
    : City Nature Challenge at White Oak Parkway – join HPARD’s Natural Resources Management Program, along with Houston Audubon and Student Conservation Association to participate, 9am to 12pm. The City Nature Challenge is a competition between 7 cities in Texas to see who can document the most species. Last year, Houston won with the most documented species! Bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures of all the species of plants and animals that you see!

Upcoming in May

For more information & to RSVP, go to tinyurl.com/UPTeamCal

  • Wednesday, May 2 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Saturday, May 5 (1st Saturdays): Hermann Park, Bayou Savannah Workday.
  • Monday, May 7 (1st Mondays): Nature Discovery Center. Monday Morning Gardening, 9:30 am noon.
  • Wednesday, May 9 (2nd Wednesdays): Deer Park Prairie Workday, 9:00am – noon.
  • Wednesday, May 9 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Thursday, May 10 (2nd & 4th Thursdays): Native (and mostly prairie) plant propagation at City of Houston Greenhouse in Memorial Park, 9:00am – noon.
  • Saturday, May 12 (2nd Saturdays): Hermann Park, Whistlestop Prairie Workday.
  • Wednesday, May 16 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Friday, May 18 (3rd Fridays): Memorial Park Conservancy, Conservation Crew. TBA. Contact volunteer for more information.
  • Wednesday, May 23 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.
  • Thursday, May 24 (4th Thursdays): Native (and mostly prairie) plant propagation at City of Houston Greenhouse at Memorial Park, 9:00am – noon.
  • Saturday, May 26 (4th Saturdays): Deer Park Prairie Workday, 9:00am -noon.
  • Saturday, May 26 (4th Saturdays): Hermann Park, Bayou Savannah Workday (near 6520 Almeda), 9:00am -noon.
  • Wednesday, May 30 (weekly on Wednesdays): HANC/MPC Greenhouse Volunteer Workday, 9am – noon.

General workday attire/needs: long pants and closed toe shoes. Optional: hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, insect repellent, water. If you have them bring some garden tools like garden gloves, trowel and/or shovel.

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Want to volunteer in your own home? Join the Great Grow Out Program. Katy Prairie Conservancy is seeking volunteers to grow (in the comfort of their own home) plants from wild collected seeds that we will send you. Then return the seedlings to KPC for restoration projects! Don’t forget to keep a few for your garden!

Instructions in the form of a Grower’s Handbook or in the form of videos are at Lshen

If you are getting this email and are not an UP (Urban Prairie) Team member, please join our team of volunteers interested in helping at urban pocket prairies and/or to communicate about prairies. See UP Team information and a flyer at this link. Click the button below to get monthly emails on Urban Prairies activities that need your help!
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