Are you looking to get involved with environmental nonprofits this month? With 35 Texas-based nonprofits in our membership, you can count on the EarthShare of Texas calendar to have something for you. Whether you want to join a zoom call to learn more about wildlife or pack your protein bars for a day of hiking, our diverse membership is sure to be hosting the event you’ll get excited about.
September 11: Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Stewardship Saturdays
Are you looking for a way to get your hands dirty in support of land conservation? Join the Katy Prairie Conservancy at Stewardship Saturdays! Volunteers help manage invasive species, plant native plants, and restore prairie habitats on the second Saturday of each month.
September 13: 9 Natives Showcase Garden Volunteer Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
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.
September 14 & 16: Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife With Native Plants in Texas
To bring back the monarchs and help protect all pollinators & other wildlife we need to create native gardens in our urban & suburban spaces. Through this workshop, participants will learn to design, install, and maintain their own monarch-friendly native gardens —that also benefit many kinds of wildlife—choosing the proper native plants for their ecotype, site, and weather conditions. Workshop participants will also learn to use their new native gardens as an environmental educational tool.
September 18: Join Galveston Bay Foundation’s Adopt-A-Beach Site
Be part of the statewide effort to clean Texas beaches at the Texas General Land Office’s Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup event. Galveston Bay Foundation, in partnership with Port Houston, is hosting a cleanup site at Morgan’s Point from 9am to 1pm. Come help clean the Galveston Bay Shoreline and enjoy lunch and opportunities to win prizes after! This event takes place during National Estuaries Week, a celebration of estuaries like Galveston Bay.
Location: Morgan’s Point
September 18: Montopolis, The Living Coast
The Living Coast performance combines original music, live narration, and cinematic images of the Texas gulf coast. Surfers and sailors, shrimpers and oilmen, poets and scientists all share their stories about this complicated region of serene beauty, vast industry, and incredible contradictions.
September 22: Bexar Audubon Society September Meeting: Billion Bird Report!
A recently released national report shows three billion birds have disappeared from the planet over the last 50 years, but some bird groups are rebounding. Why are some birds doing well while others are declining? Which groups are most at risk? What are wildlife biologists and land managers doing to slow or reverse the decline? What else can we do? Join wildlife biologist Richard Heilbrun for an exploration into this groundbreaking discovery and what it means for Texas and for the birds that we hold dear to us around San Antonio.
September 25: Bugstock
Bugstock is an evening of peace, love and bugs! Don’t miss the fun, bug-inspired activities, music, plant giveaways, BioArt Bayou-torium, and Brandon Balengée’s Love Motel for Insects sculpture. This event is open to all ages.
September 30: Become a Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador
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 amazing work that BLC does.