Text by Jerry Trenta, TMN CPC director of Seabourne Creek Nature Park. Condensed from article in January 2022 Courier. Photos from TMN CPC archives.
The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter has an ambitious list of projects lined up for Seabourne Creek Nature Park (SCNP) in Rosenburg during 2022. Among numerous activities, plans include:
–Installing roosting racks (each 24 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, 6 ft. tall) along the shore of one or more islands in the wetlands.
–Restarting SCNP walks and rides with a Master Naturalist. This outreach will include rides in the park tours using a touring cart after COVID protocols reach a safe level.
—Installing a small pergola with a family bench and table set in the Native Plant Garden.
–Adding a topping layer of crushed granite to the primary prairie pathways and continue extending the secondary prairie paths further into the prairie with road base material.
–Removing invasive trees and shrubs along Seabourne Lake along with cutting suckers off mature trees to provide better viewing and an improved fishing environment.
–Planting trees provided by Apache Corp.
–Scattering native plant seeds across an already-prepared area of Seabourne Prairie during January or early February.
–Propagating native plants to provide grasses and forbs in gallon pots for planting in the Seabourne prairie and gardens.
–Filling bird feeders and general upkeep chores at the bird blind and bird sanctuary.
–Maintaining and upgrading the Native Plant Garden and the Prairie Pollinator areas.
–Upgrading the Butterfly Garden, including new including new signs and pamphlets as needed.