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August 2020

Marine Debris Surveys and Nurdle Patrols with Galveston Bay Foundation

August 5 - December 31

Collect valuable data while also cleaning the shoreline! Volunteers are given information and tools from the Galveston Bay Foundation, to then self-deploy at their leisure along an accessible Galveston Bay shoreline of their choice. Data collected is submitted to the Galveston Bay Foundation electronically. We encourage all volunteers to follow Covid-19 health and safety practices when doing these survey and cleanup activities. Date and time: at your leisure/your choice! Location: any shoreline along the Galveston Bay body of water that you are…

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STAR: 3rd Annual Texas Reuse Contest

August 17 - October 20

The 3rd Annual Texas Reuse Contest is here! Applications are open August 17th - October 20th, 2020 (#NationalReuseDay). We are looking for the best reuse projects completed in 2020! We have two categories open to individuals and businesses this year: Best Construction and Remodeling Project of 2020 Best Art, Fashion and Furniture Project of 2020 The First Place winner for each category will receive free admission (2 passes each) to the 2021 Texas Reuse Tour (dates and locations TBD), a Certificate of Achievement, and of course,…

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September 2020

Cool House Tour with Texas Solar Energy Society

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For tickets and more information, please visit the event site: http://www.coolhousetour.com/  

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October 2020

Bayou Preservation Association 2020 Symposium

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 12:00 pm

Tickets & Sponsorships Now on Sale — Early Bird Discount until Aug 31! Bayou Preservation Association’s 17th Annual Symposium will be going virtual this year and span two days to reach a wider audience than ever before! Taking place on Thursday, Oct 1 and Friday, Oct 2, 2020 from 8 AM -12 PM, this year’s theme will address the expanding importance of diversity in all its forms — physical, geomorphological, biological, socioeconomic, and conceptual. We will hear from local agencies and experts on how multi-faceted…

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Unplugged Adventure: TEXAS PRAIRIE GRASSES

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The prairie grasses of Texas are more than just pretty faces. Throughout history, people have used them as medicines, groceries, in textiles and for arts & crafts. Take a virtual walk and discover the hidden utility behind these beautiful fall grasses. Join Cindy Crosby, author, master gardener, teacher, and prairie steward, for a one-hour virtual adventure on the prairie grasses of Texas followed by a 30 minute Q & A session. Unplugged Adventure: TEXAS PRAIRIE GRASSES HOST: Katy Prairie Conservancy…

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Texas Recycling and Composting Summit with STAR

October 5 - October 9

** Now open: STAR is now accepting applications for the 2020 Future Leader Scholarship (see link for more) which provides full admission to this year's Summit for four Texas high school or college students. Applications are due Friday, September 11th. The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance recycling in Texas through partnerships, education, and advocacy, for the benefit of Texas. The Texas Recycling and Composting Summit is our opportunity…

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Katy Prairie Conservancy 2020 Virtual Bash: In Celebration of Rare Birds

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Register for free at katyprairie.org/bash Contact Ali Dodson adodson@katyprairie.org

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