Prairie Restoration at Hermann Park
Hermann Park Conservancy
Join us the first Saturday of each month to restore native prairie habitat under the Post Oak trees. Hermann Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help restore Bayou Parkland, an area in Hermann Park once used as an outdoor science classroom. Volunteers are needed to help restore the habitat by removing overgrown plants from around the ponds, remove dead branches and weeds, invasive removal, and implement a pocket prairie. This is a great volunteer service opportunity for groups and youth, as well learn about our mixed oak savannah and the benefit of restoring native grasses. Large groups of 40+ must carpool, parking is limited. Please contact Director of Volunteer Programs to participate.
About Hermann Park Conservancy
1700 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004, US
The Hermann Park Conservancy is a citizens' organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park - today and for generations to come.
In a city increasingly effected by the problems of a deteriorating environment, including pollution, climate change, vanishing plant and animal species, urban sprawl, there is a critical need to restore our urban green spaces. An urban green space provides a range of tangible benefits, such as mitigating air and water pollution, combating suburban sprawl, providing opportunities for recreation, reducing crime and fostering cohesive neighborhoods. Unfortunately, Urban Green Spaces are often the first public works to be hit by budget crunches. The aforementioned issues have all adversely affected Hermann Park. In order to simply maintain the park in its current condition, a 22,000 hour gap of needed maintenance must be filled.
The Hermann Park Conservancy was implemented to help fill this gap. The City of Houston's Parks and Recreation department does a great job with resources provided to them. However, due to the limited supply of man hours, many projects do not get the proper attention. Therefore, HPC continues to look for volunteers to lend a helping hand.
The exciting part of trying to fill this great need is that there are many opportunities that can accommodate any one. If you have a desire to help your community, please contact us!