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Native Plant Society of Texas

Houston Chapter


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for Workdays at the Joint NPSOT-H / GCMN (Gulf Coast Master Naturalist) Native Plant Garden at the Houston Zoo!

The native plant garden at the Houston Zoo was started by NPSOT-H member Lisa Yelenick in 2008. Today it is jointly managed by the Native Plant Society of Texas – Houston Chapter and by the Texas Master Naturalist – Gulf Coast Chapter (GCMN) and chaired by NPSOT-H’s Sally Hilliard.

Thanks to regular maintenance by our joint organizations and wonderful support by the Houston Zoo the beds under our care have expanded from one to three.

The Maverick Bed is at the entrance to the Children’s Zoo and two others are inside.

Workdays are on weekday mornings (during the Zoo’s horticulture team’s working hours), approximately once per month.

What’s extra fun is to see the zoo before the crowds arrive, and have the opportunity to continue your visit once our work morning is completed.

Come when you can!

Contact Sally Hilliard to have your name added to our listserv, to receive an email when a work day is planned. Thanks so much for joining the team to keep our Native beds looking good.

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