Suppose you want to establish a wetland to clean up the water and create a bit of habitat, but before your plants can root and reproduce, something rips them out! Suppose your wetland is in a suburban or urban area where you don’t have the option of trapping, poisoning, shooting, re-fencing, and stocking with predators to deter whatever is sabotaging your wetland. (And needless to say, your wetland construction is on a budget and a deadline.) What are you going to do? Continue Reading »
The WaterSmart program has been working on five new informative videos over the last year and they are now ready to be watched, shared and enjoyed.
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Native plants are local and occur naturally without human help in a given area. Many have thrived there for centuries. There are different types of native plants, including flowers, shrubs, trees, grasses and vines that you can use in your landscape. Continue Reading »
Water restrictions may be a way of life for some time, yet, this does not mean our landscapes must evolve into gravel and cactus. It is time to take a new look at how we prepare and maintain our landscapes making them more resilient and more WaterSmart, especially during our hot summer months. Continue Reading »
Our bayous and bays are greatly impacted by the quality of the stormwater flowing into them, and now is a great time to start improving it with practices we can implement at home, work, or beyond.
Join us in a beautiful setting–the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory’s new LEED-certified building in Lake Jackson, TX.
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