The Adopt-A-Trail program is an opportunity for conservation-minded groups to sponsor a section of Jones Park’s extensive trail system by controlling invasive non-native plants and conducting routine trail maintenance. A custom, laser-etched sign will mark your designated trail.
Groups will be assigned a section of Jones Park’s trail system, based on the size and ability of the group. Your first workday begins with a short training session in invasive plant identification and (non-chemical) removal methods. Each group will be asked to commit to conducting a workday (about 4 hours) every three months to remove any invasive plants. Sponsoring groups will be asked to commit to maintaining a section of trail for a minimum of one year.
No experience is necessary. ANY group can help! For example, scouts, schools, church groups, home-school groups, conservation organizations, companies in need of volunteer hours for their employees, etc. There is no maximum or minimum size group.
In addition to receiving a custom laser-etched sign, each group will be helping Jones Park remain in a natural and native state. Native wildlife will benefit from the removal of invasive plant species, and future visitors to the park will also benefit from your efforts.
Participants must wear closed toe shoes. Full-length pants, work gloves, a sun hat, and refillable water bottle are recommended.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Brent Wilkins at 281-446-8588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reconnect people with the outdoors and bring to life our area’s natural history and pioneer heritage.
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a 312-acre nature preserve with over eight miles of paved trails, a recreated 1820-30s Pioneer Homestead, and an Akokisa Indian Village. Volunteers create unique and memorable experiences for children and the general public by assisting with nature tours, historical re-enactments, and a variety of FREE interactive educational programs. Volunteers may serve in many different areas, including: Adopt-A-Trail, Costume Guild, Homestead Tours, Horticulture Aide, Living History Demonstrations, Office Aide, Park Maintenance, and Photography.
We'll work with your schedule.
20634 Kenswick DriveHumble, TX77338
September 15, 2020
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
4 work days per year, a minimum of 4 hours each.
Children 16 and under are welcome to volunteer as long as a parent or adult leader volunteers alongside them.