Audubon Bird Survey @ Hogg Bird Sanctuary
Jan 18 @ 7:30 am

Leader: Cin-Ty Lee

Houston Audubon is conducting a monthly survey at Hogg Bird Sanctuary. Surveys are normally scheduled for the third Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious.

Everyone will meet at the parking lot at the dead end on the south end of Westcott Street at 7:30 a.m. If the gate is locked, you may park in the upper parking lot and then walk down to the lower parking lot to meet.

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Leaders: Theo Ostler and Kelsey Low

Meet in front of the building at the Houston Arboretum.

The Third Saturday bird survey is a monthly event for experienced birders. It’s an opportunity for birders to help the Houston Arboretum keep a better record of the birds inhabiting the nature sanctuary throughout the year. Interested participants should bring binoculars, water, and their bird guides (if necessary).

Please RSVP to Theo Ostler so that he can let you know of any additional information prior to the survey.

Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Historic Olivewood Cemetery
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Olivewood is located next to White Oak Bayou, and is therefore surrounded by lush flora. It only takes about a week in the summer for the cemetery to be overrun with vegetation. Beyond routine mowing and weeding, the Descendants of Olivewood have begun projects to beautify individual plots, restoring the old landscaping that has changed with time. If you have a knack for clearing brush and landscaping areas that have been lost to time, you would certainly do well to join us on the first or third Saturday of the month. Check the events calendar to stay informed about upcoming events. We welcome individuals and groups for sponsored clean up days, or to join us for a general clean-up day.
Please visit their website for more information about the cemetery and cleanup effort.

What: Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up
When: First and Third Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007

Raptor Center Work Party @ Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raptor Center Work Party @ Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou

Join Audubon at the Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves/clippers if you have them. Wear closed-toe shoes & long pants. Bring sack lunch if desired. Children of any age are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 14 years.) There is a maximum number of 15 participants at a workday.

Volunteer Workday at Don Green Park @ Don Greene Nature Park
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us Every 3rd Saturday of every month at “The Don Greene Nature Park”. A new, one acre Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene’s memory on October 2015.

The Friends of Don Greene is a new non-profit dedicated to restoring the property to it’s original glory from the days when Don and his brother grew up at 6009 Cypress and when Don ran his business at 6005 Cypress, Whitewater Experience, from the mid-1990’s until his death.

Our work days will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. There may be some additional work to clear non natives growing in the warm weather. We will start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel.

Come visit Don Green Nature Park, located at 6009 Cypress Street.

For more information, visit

Audubon Bird Survey @ Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am

Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. in front of the restrooms

Leaders: Mary Anne Weber, Skip Almoney

Precinct 4’s Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is an 80-acre property featuring Marshall Lake, which spans approximately 40 acres, plus a staff building, paved roads and parking lots, restroom facilities, and 1.7 miles of trails. Houston Audubon’s survey takes place on the third Tuesday of each month starting in December. Email Mary Anne Weber to be put on the notification list.

Habitat Work Days @ NOA I Bldg, UHCL
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

There are many opportunities for you to get involved with EIH’s WaterSmart Habitat. Whether you’re looking for community service hours, or just a change of pace. Habitat volunteers help weed and mulch flower beds, plant native plants, maintain pathways, and trim trees and bushes. Volunteers may also help clean out the pond on select work days.

Volunteering at EIH is a great way to get your organization involved in the community. Please call in advance if you have a large group or if you would like to schedule your group on a different day. For more information, visit, or contact: Wendy Reistle at 281-283-3045 or [email protected].

Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center | Houston | Texas | United States

Every Tuesday. Join volunteers to help with the ongoing restoration of historic tall grass prairie. Activities include separating and potting rescued grasses, planting mature grasses and collecting seed. No training necessary. Held at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, Texas 77044.

Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey @ Archbishop Fiorenza Park
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.

Are you looking for a fantastic place to see an amazing array of birds? Join Houston Audubon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6 for the chance to see a multitude of species, get a good healthy walk in and enjoy the company of other outdoor loving folks. This park has miles of paved trails, wooded thickets, open grassy areas, large detention ponds with bird islands and much more. It is north of the Westpark Tollway and just north of the original Archbishop Fiorenza Park on Eldridge.

Email Mary Anne Weber at if you’d like to participate.

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.


Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.


For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.