Conservation Volunteers for Hermann Park
Hermann Park Conservancy
Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways to increase the Park's visibility, accessibility, and usage, as well to teach the public the importance of conserving green space. Outdoor opportunities include gardening, weeding, picking up litter, removing algae from McGovern Lake, watering trees, and cleaning the Jones Reflection Pool. Areas include the Japanese Garden, Lake Plaza, Kinder Station, Centennial Gardens and other designated areas.
Individual adult volunteers only, are welcome to assist staff at our Centennial Gardens. All adult volunteers should sign up for an Orientation before volunteering.
Adults, Family or Teen volunteers are welcome to help out at Bayou Parkland or the Japanese Garden.
From 9am to 12pm, adults, teens, or families with youth are welcome to participate:
1 st Sat. of the month at Bayou Parkland. Assist with native ecosystems.
2 nd Sat. Heart of the Park. Assist with maintaining various areas in the Park. Task may include painting, de-littering, invasive removal.
3 rd Sat. and each Thursday, at Japanese Garden. Assist with weeding, pruning, stream cleaning.
4 th Sat. Heart of the Park. Assist with natural areas, mulching, pruning, seeding, planting.
Teens ages 15 -16, may volunteer without a parent/chaperone provided the teens have written parental permission (request a teen form). Teens and families do not need to take an orientation.
To start the process, please let me know if you are an Adult, Family, or Teen volunteer so that I can send the appropriate forms. All volunteers will be asked to follow COVID-19 protocols. Contact the Volunteer Department at email@example.com.
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!