Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Natural Resources Team
The HPARD Natural Resources Team is led by Jed Aplaca and Kelli Ondracek. Recent projects with HPARD include native plant grow outs, White Oak Park habitat design and implementation, and Central Houston Christmas Bird Count. Jed and Kelli work tirelessly to improve Houston and its parks! Visit their website to learn more.
Houston Parks Board
The Houston Parks Board implements large-scale projects to improve Houston's connectivity and access to parks. Projects such as Bayou Greenways 2020 offer the opportunity to add important wildlife habitat along our bayou corridors. Houston Parks Board monitors Eastern Bluebird boxes and Chimney Swift towers across the City.
Houston Wilderness convenes local conservation groups and facilitates regional, long-term planning. Houston Wilderness also provides leadership for collaborative fundraising grants, providing important funds to reach community needs. A recent collaborative grant, for example, provides funding to enhance Houston Audubon's Native Nursery with the goal of planting more pollinator-friendly (primarily Monarch) plants across Houston.