Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | Tagged in: people , green , family , environment , Cypress
The Cypress Creek Greenway will create a continuous system of parks and trails in the Northwest Houston community. The Cypress Creek Greenway will eventually connect a series of parks stretching from west of Hwy. 290 eastward to the Spring Creek Greenway at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center near Hwy. 59. This greenway will create natural floodplain buffer zones, contiguous trail connectivity, linear wildlife habitat, and a better community for Houstonians. The parks and trails that will become part of the greenway include:
- Bud Hadfield Park (undeveloped)
- Cypress Park (undeveloped)
- Telge Park
- Collins Park
- Fritsche Park
- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
- Little Cypress Creek Preserve
- Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
- Meyer Park
“Everybody that hears about the project, loves the project,” said Jen Powis, advocacy director with the Houston Parks Board. “It is something that has been worked on for years, but there are still people who are unaware of the project's vision. It is important that the community is aware that [these projects] are happening, that there are sections that already exist and that now is the time to take action, letting their MUD boards and local officials know that this is something the community wants.”
Open houses will be from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on:
March 19 Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church 13131 Fry Road
March 21 Cypress Creek Christian Church 6823 Cypresswood Drive
March 26 Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 22306 Aldine Westfield Road
Community feedback is welcome! Visit them online to share your opinions through their online survey on Facebook
Posted on Oct 24, 2012 | Tagged in: family , events , environment
The Matt Family Orchard has over 40 acres of “pick your own” fruit! They also have local honey, jams, preserves, nursery, a playground, & a 2000 square foot pavilion. Each year the Harvest Festival celebrates the Fall season with several activities:
- Pumpkin patch
- Happy hayride around 145 wooded acres
- Picnic tables seating 200 people
- Covered pavilion with fans and lights
- Campfire, we provide the wood
- Stack of hay for "King of the Hill" game
- A nature experience in the country
- Educational and fun
- Awesome tire swing
- Swing set, tetherball and volleyball
- Board games
- Pumpkin to take home and much more...
The Harvest Festival in October requires a minimum of 15 people, a deposit and reservation. Individuals are invited to come to the pumpkin patch, farmers market (Friday and Saturday), and pick Asian persimmon. Matt Family Orchard can supply and deliver bulk pumpkins to schools, companies, churches, private homes, etc. They can provide mini pumpkins, pie pumpkins, jacks, giant pumpkins, fancy pumpkins, hay, corn stalks and gourds.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012 | Tagged in: family , events , environment , education
The Garden Faire is held the fourth Saturday and Sunday each September on Mercer’s west side at the picnic area. Kid’s Korner provides families with nature activities and crafts. The two day festival is open to the community and has something fun for the whole family!
- “Stan the Man” Train Rides around the park
- Hat decorating with recycled goods
- Planting Seeds to take home
- Create a 3D frog
- Craft a hummingbird feeder
- Make a snake book
The event features regional plant societies with some selling carnivourous plants, local artists, crafts, and people who specialize in garden art. Fair vendors will also have things many interesting things for parents, grandparents, and gardeners alike including herbal soaps, yard art, garden furniture, garden paraphernalia, pottery, and much more. Join in the fun Saturday and Sunday September 22 & 23 froom 8am until 4pm! For more information visit the Mercer Arboretum online.
Posted on Jul 12, 2012 | Tagged in: news , Houston , environment
Houston has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as the number one municipal purchaser of "green" power sources in the state of Texas.
The director of the Houston Office of Sustainability, Laura Spanijan, works to ensure that air and water quality, occupational health, and wild animal protection standards are held to high esteem in the greater Houston area.
Posted on Feb 16, 2012 | Tagged in: green , family , events , environment , education
One of the Houston area’s largest home and garden shows is coming just in time to get your house ready for the spring!
The Fifth Annual Cy-Fair Home and Garden Show will be held the weekend of February 25 and 26, at the Berry Center.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011 | Tagged in: green , environment
Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to make a difference on your electricity bill. Although, builders in Rock Creek have constructed unusually eco-friendly homes, summer cooling costs can comprise a sizable chunk of an electricity bill.
But, by following these simple tips and paying a little more attention to their family’s habits around the house, Rock Creek residents are finding ways to comfortably compensate for these rising summer expenses!