On January 20, 2020, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, in the Big Sandy Creek Unit, the Houston Sierra Club will join the National Park Service, National Parks and Conservation Association, many other groups, and individuals for the 10th annual tree planting in Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP).
What a great way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Junior Day! We will plant Longleaf Pine seedlings to restore a rare, native forest ecosystem, in honor of a great American who fought for freedom and equal rights for all. Join us and be a part of this wonderful event!
This is a rain/shine event. It could be cold and muddy so be prepared! Bring lunch, water bottle, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed-toed shoes (preferably mud, hiking, or work boots, but old sneakers will do), hat, jacket, gloves, and a willingness to have fun and plant trees to restore a Longleaf Pine forest! Snacks, water, and pizza will be provided. After brief instructions on how to handle the planting tool safely, we will break-up into groups of two and do the planting.
You will have to fill out several liability forms before you can plant. To caravan, meet at 8 am in the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse, 23750 Highway 59/69 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339. Be on-time! Take the North Park Drive exit/feeder road, off Highway 59/69 North, to get to Texas Roadhouse.
If you want to meet at the tree planting site, go north on Highway 59/69 to Livingston, go east on Highway 190 through Livingston to FM 1276 (15 miles), turn right on FM 1276 and go 6 miles to a parking area on your right where a park ranger will show you where to park.
For more information contact Brandt