National Public Lands Day September


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6530 1/2 Almeda RoadBetween South MacGregor & Holcombe Blvd.Houston, TX 77021


The last Saturday in September is National Public Lands Day the nation's largest single day volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. NPLD builds partnerships based upon mutual interests between the public sector and the local community. This year Hermann Park Conservancy will be working with volunteers to restore a local "treasured landscape", a forested ecosystem at Bayou Parkland. Activities: invasive species removal. Invasive species (plants) will be marked; participants will receive identification instructions. Using hand saws or loppers, volunteers will cut invasive shrubs 3 feet above ground, and scar the trunk. Unwanted debris/plant matter will be piled in specific locations to be hauled off. Bayou Parkland, a unique environment and natural area offers a peaceful respite from the more heavily trafficked areas of the main park. The area provides for migration and natural habitat regeneration for wildlife. Materials to be used: gloves, leaf rakes, shovels, small hand saws, and loppers. Limited equipment provided; participants encouraged to bring their own. Ice water provided, participants should bring their own individual water bottles and snacks. What to wear: appropriate outdoor clothing, long pants, high socks, sleeved shirts, closed toe shoes or work/hiking boots. Sunscreen and insect repellent is recommended. Parking: Limited parking Lot P on Almeda Drive, participants are encouraged to use metro and carpool. RSVP by Sept. 20 th. Please request a volunteer registration form and return it to Diane Kerr, Director of Volunteer Programs at


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Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • please request application and waiver

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