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September 2021

Become a Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd
Spring, TX 77373 United States
Free

The Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador program is our free adult environmental education program. We offer this program twice a year with five classes held on weeknights and weekends. As an Ambassador, you will learn about the unique features of the local ecology and all the exciting work that BLC does. After completing the program, you will have a better understanding of what’s in your backyard, how to protect and preserve the greenway, and how you can get involved in the…

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October 2021

Step Up for Bats Challenge

October 1 - October 31
$45
step up for bats earthshare of texas

When you participate in the Step Up for Bats Challenge this October, every step you take matters for bats! Whether you’re walking, running, biking, swimming, or taking part in any another fitness activity, it all counts. Registration is $45 and includes a Step Up For Bats swift-wicking T-shirt! Bats are crucial to a healthy planet. They pollinate important food-bearing plants like bananas, peaches, and agave. They regenerate forests by dispersing seeds. They save farmers billions of dollars each year by eating crop-destroying insects and reducing…

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49th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
7700 San Felipe, 7700 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77063 United States
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$10
49th annual bbp regatta presented by gillman subaru

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta presented by Gillman Subaru is right around the corner! Paddlers, ages 12 and older, can register to participate in the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas!

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23rd Annual Texas Recycling Summit

October 5 - October 8
$160
2021 Texas Recycling Summit

Summit has been Texas' premier recycling conference for 23 years, offering annual CEUs, exclusive networking opportunities and cutting-edge updates to the recycling industry of Texas. This year we anticipate welcoming more than 300 professionals from state and local government, private industry, higher education, and NGOs/trade associations. Summit 2021 will now be a fully virtual event from Oct 4-6th, featuring more than 40 expert speakers in more than 20 professional sessions.

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TreeFolks Young Professional’s Podcast Club: Criminal – Episode 36: Perfect Specimen

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
TreeFolks Podcast Club EarthShare of Texas

TreeFolks Young Professionals are starting a Podcast Club and will be hosting its first-ever virtual podcast discussion night on October 6, 2021, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The first podcast is based on the poisoning of the Treaty Oak in downtown Austin and the discussion will feature John Giedraitis, Austin's City Forester at the time who saved the historic tree! The link to register can be found here, along with more information and a link to the 25-minute podcast!

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Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Stewardship Saturdays

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road
Waller, TX United States
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Free
Katy Prairie Conservancy Stewardship Saturday EarthShare of Texas

Looking for a way to get your hands dirty and help the prairie? Come join us for a STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY! Volunteers help manage invasive species, plant native plants, and restore prairie habitats. All ages are welcome to participate - no experience necessary! Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting. What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, tall socks, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat. What to bring: Reusable water bottle, gardening gloves (or we have pairs to borrow).…

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9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
9 Natives Showcase Garden, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Free
9 Natives Volunteer Days

Interested in volunteering at the 9 Natives Showcase Garden at the Houston Museum of Natural Science? This monthly volunteer opportunity is the perfect way to get involved and support native plants in the heart of Houston! On the second Monday of each month, volunteers will maintain the garden by pulling weeds, planting new native plants, and monitoring the garden’s growth. Volunteers of all ages and experience are welcome to join this come-and-go event. Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on…

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Katy Prairie Conservancy Presents Unplugged Adventure: Wetland Walk

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road
Waller, TX United States
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$5
10.16.21 Unplugged Adventure

Join us for an educational wetland walk with an expert from Green Star Wetlands. During this adventure, you will be able to get up close to some of the wetlands on the Katy Prairie and learn about the plants that are part of the Prairie Wetland Community. Come ready with questions about wetlands near you or out on the prairie! $5.00 registration fee. Limit 12 participants. Learn more and register here. Contact Terry Hendrick, thendrick@katyprairie.org, for more information.

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TreeFolks’ Urban Forest Stewards Virtual Happy Hour!

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Urban Forest Stewards Happy Hour TreeFolks EarthShare of Texas

Urban Forest Stewards and prospective UFSers are encouraged to join TreeFolks' UFS Virtual Happy Hour!  Drinks are encouraged so have your glass of water handy for some fun tree-themed toasts.  And don’t forget to get your tree trivia hat and scavenger-hunt robe on for a few games and prizes (all the prizes are baby trees)!   Location: Virtual event on Zoom (link coming soon!) Contact: Collin McMichael, Education Coordinator (collin@treefolks.org)

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Trick or tree-t! (TreeFolks NeighborWoods Free Tree Program)

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Northeast Early College High School, 7104 Berkman Drive
Austin, 78752 United States
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Free

Trick or tree-t! TreeFolks is giving away 500 free trees, available for pick-up on October 23rd at Northeast Early College High School during the annual Hopefest from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All trees are 5-gallon in size and must be reserved two-weeks in advance to guarantee that you will receive a tree. Additional trees will be available as supplies last. Once the event is full, email confirmations will be sent. The TreeFolks NeighborWoods free tree program is a partnership between…

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