Houston Parks and Recreation Department seeks Gardener

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Gardener for the Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP). The Gardener’s duties will include performing horticultural duties such as planting, pruning, fertilization and other tasks needed for general care and maintenance of planting areas. For a full job description and application instructions, visit governmentjobs.com.

Houston Parks and Recreation seeks Natural Resources Interns

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department seeks to hire three to four Natural Resources Interns. Among other duties, the Interns will conduct prairie and riparian habitat restoration within parks; work in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate plants for habitat restoration; and coordinate community cleanup and conservation service events. For a full job description, including application instructions, visit thesca.org.

Houston Parks and Recreation seeks White Oak Parkway Interns

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking two part-time interns to work with the HPARD’s Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP) and partners at White Oak Parkway on an ongoing riparian restoration project aimed at enhancing urban bird and wildlife habitat along Houston’s bayou corridors.  A 10-acre portion of White Oak Parkway will be managed for birds and interpreted for the public as a pilot location for Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Community Initiative. The interns will work with crews, contractors and partners to implement project goals in restoration, interpretation, and outreach. Habitat restoration activities will focus on the removal of invasive species and planting of native plants suited for the riparian corridor. The intern will work in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate native plants for installation at the site and visit areas around the city to collect seed and take cuttings of native plants. The interns will help coordinate educational events and activities with nearby community centers, local businesses, and schools.

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