|Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC)
|Volunteer activities available are guides for night hikes, kayak and pontoon boat tours, prairie restoration, maintenance, gardening, monthly bird counts and assisting with Eco kids programs.
|Contact Jessica Lamb or visit the ABNC volunteer website for more information.
|Occurs the first week of June every year.
|If interested, contact Sharon Tirpak
|By entering your trash retrieval in this app, you are participating in a citizen science project.
Click here to visit Clean Swell’s Website
|Environmental Institute of Houston(EIH) at UHCL
|Tuesdays (9:00 am – 11:00 am) Wetland garden maintenance.
|Contact Wendy Reistle for more information.
|Galveston Bay Foundation
|Click here to vist Galveston Bay Foundation’s website
Galveston Bay Foundation created the Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN), an interactive tool for reporting pollution.
|For any questions regarding the Water Quality Monitoring volunteer program, please contact Natasha Zarnstorff.
For questions about our Marine Debris Survey volunteer program or any other shoreline cleanup events or activities, please contact Lisa Scobel.
For any questions or needs you have regarding volunteering with the Galveston Bay Foundation, please contact Megan Judson.
|I Am A Galveston Beach Hero
|Visiting Galveston elementary schools providing presentations focusing on becoming a Galveston Beach Hero. After the presentations, students are asked to create an artistic rendering of what they are doing to be a Galveston Beach Hero. Art work is being displayed at the school and at chapter sponsored events.
|If you are interested in joining this team, contact Maureen Nolan-Wilde.
|Galveston Island State Park (GISP)
|Bay Hikes, Prairie Hikes, Beach Hikes, and Kayak Tours.
Stewardship work-days are Monday (8:30-11:30am plantings) and Thursdays (8:30-11:30am potting).
Weekend Nature Center docents (Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm)
|Contact Brenna Ceron for more information involving stewardship activities.
Contact Regina Lillibridge if you have any questions or would like to get more information.
|Group Bird Surveys
|Sweetwater Survey – First Tuesday of the month, 7am – 9am
Resoft Park Bird Survey – First Wednesday of the month, 8am
Pine Gully Bird Survey – First Saturday of the month, 9am-11:30am
Texas City Dike – 3rd Thursday of the month, 9am – 11:30am
Exploration Green Bird Survey – Second Tuesday of the month, 7am-9am
U of H Clear Lake Bird Survey – Third Tuesday of the month, 7am-9am
Nassau Bay Peninsula Wildlife Park Bird Survey – Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7am-9am
University of Houston Coastal Bird Survey – Fourth Saturday of the month, 7am-9am
TERN Community Science
Texas City Dike:
UH Clear Lake:
|Houston Zoo Attwater’s Prairie Chicken at JSC
|For more information contact Sandy Parker.
|Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD)
|Second Wednesdays of the month, 8:30am -11:00am, plant propagation at 16830 Diana Lane, Houston, TX, 77058 and habitat restoration at Sylvan Rodriguez Park, 1201 Clear Lake City Blvd, Houston, TX, 77062. You must register for both activities.
Click here to visit Houston Parks and Recreation’s Website.
|Please email NaturalResources@houstontx.gov to register.
|Injured Bird Response Team
|Our members help to facilitate rescue and transport injured birds and some wildlife to the Wildlife Center of Texas in Houston.
Click here to visit their Facebook page.
|If you are interested in joining this team, contact Davis Clay and/or Stennie Meadours.
|Monarch Butterfly Monitoring
|Monarch Larva Monitoring Project- monitoring caterpillars and butterflies
Journey North tracking and sightings of adult butterflies, eggs and caterpillars
Project Monarch Health– Tracking OE disease in monarchs
|Contact Chris Anastas for more information.
|The NICK TEAM – Nesting Island Clean-Up by Kayak & More
|The NICK team is a team that uses kayaks and boats that partners with Audubon Texas and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in clean up nesting islands, monitoring and banding American Oystercatchers, transect work and restoration efforts.
|If you want to learn more, contact Maureen Nolan-Wilde.
Click here to vist nurdle patrol’s website.
|If you want to learn more, contact Stennie Meadours.
|The Great Monofilament Tube Adventure Project
|The total team meets monthly and individual teams meet as needed.
Click here to go to our Monofilament resource page
|If you are interested in joining this team, contact Rick Becker.
|Plastic Film Recycling/Green Team
|The Green Team committee meets via Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday each month.
Click here to go to our Green Team resource page
|Please contact Sandy Parker (847-903-7949) or Emily Morris (832-443-3617) for more information
|San Jacinto Battle Ground (SJBG)
|Thursdays (8:30 am – 11:30am) Hands on volunteer prairie restoration that includes potting and planting grasses and forbs. Volunteers meet by the park headquarters next to the stone columns at the entrance to the park.
|For more information contact Jim Duron.
|Sea Turtle Patrol
|We walk or ride routes along the Bolivar, Galveston and Surfside coasts from April 1 – July 15th looking for signs of sea turtles nesting. You must take required training in order to participate.
|Contact Paige Breon for more information.
|Sea Turtle Rescue and Recovery
|Our members assist with sea turtle rescue and recovery operations in the Bolivar, Galveston and Surfside areas. You must take required training in order to participate.
|Contact Theresa Morris for more information.
|Click here to visit the SPLASh website
|Sylvan Beach Hawk Watch
|Each spring several volunteers gather at Sylvan Beach in La Porte to watch and count the migrating hawks. This activity run March 1 – April 30, 9am – noon, 7 days a week.
|If you want to learn more about this activity, contact Lynn Wright.
|Texas Stream Team Water Quality Monitoring
|Learn how to monitor water quality in streams, lakes, and bayous. Monitors also attend annual quality control sessions.
Click here to go to Texas Water Specialist’s Website
|Wetland and Stormwater Wetlands Restoration
|Meets every Wednesday, usually at Exploration Green nursery which is located at the corner of Seakale and Bay Area, but the location does change. You must RSVP.
Look for information sent via GBAC email each week
|Contact Christie Taylor for more information