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Spring 2016 - Houston Arboretum


Description of Project

UH Student Chapter of American Association Drilling Engineers Volunteers will work with Houston Arboretum staff on a conservation project on the Arboretum grounds. Your volunteers will assist with the removal of understory plant species on our trails and grounds. Removal of understory brush is important in restoring the ecological health of our nature sanctuary as this shrub layer is often invasive species which degrade the habitat value for our other plant and animal species. Volunteers will receive instruction and supervision. The conservation activity is physically demanding and requires the ability to navigate uneven surfaces in walking and working. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 155-acre non-profit, nature sanctuary with a total of 5+ miles of walking trails through forest, meadow and wetland habitats. For more information, call 713-366-0375.

Dress requirements

Closed heel/toe shoes are required, work boots or sturdy leather sneakers are suggested. Wear clothes that can get dirty and are weather appropriate. Optional items for personal comfort: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & refillable water bottle. For safety reasons, no headphones/ear buds, mp3 players, etc. are allowed. Gloves and tools will be provided.


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