Monthly Meetings

Next Chapter Meeting: Thursday – September 21, 2017


A Tour of Southeastern Texas’ Native Plant Communities

by Andrew Sipocz, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 


This talk explains the geology of SE Texas and how it shapes the plant communities found in the region.  It also discusses how settlement and development of the region have greatly reduced the extent of native plant communities and a few of the things being done to maintain and even restore them with an emphasis on work being conducted in State Parks.

About the Speaker

Andrew Sipocz was born in Tacoma Washington and lived throughout the northern U.S.  I received a Bachelors in Forestry from Purdue University in Indiana and a Masters studying wetland ecology from Texas A&M.  He has worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since 1990.  His current job is managing and restoring natural landscapes on about 20 state parks in Southeastern Texas.

Mark your calendars – no charge to attend; this will be a special presentation

6:45 pm – Meet & Greet, Social Time & Refreshments;

7:15 pm Chapter Meeting Followed by Presentation

Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024.

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Past Meeting Topics:

  • Linda Paisley “Biomimicry”
  • Jaime Gonzalez “Road to Ruin” A highway planned to go through KPC’s lands.
  • Mickey Merritt “Urban Trees”
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Lisa Gray: “Greening the Prairie”
  • Mary Carol Edwards “Wetland Plants for the Home Garden”
  • Michael Eckenfels “Gardening for Bees is Conservation for Everyone”
  • Laurie Roddy, Texas Master Naturalist and Author, on Get Out Here Houston! 
  • Dustin Brackney, Houston Zoo Horticulture Supervisor, on  “Green Roofs and Our Evolving Understanding of Rooftop Ecology