Hello Volunteer,
Thank you to all the wonderful folks that got us through the jam packed month of October! We couldn't have done it without you. Looking to November, we have some new and unique opportunities for volunteering coming up, especially near the coast!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Sanctuary Work Days
November 2nd
8 am - Noon
Location - Houston Audubon Raptor Education Center (HAREC)
Join us at the Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. We work 8AM – 12PM, once a month on the 1st Wednesday, September through June.
Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and help out in the community! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves. Wear closed-toe shoes & long pants. Bring sack lunch if desired. Children of any age are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 14 years.)
For more info and to register, click here 
November 5th
9 am - 1 pm
Volunteers are invited to help us plant 1000 native plants and 100 trees to drastically improve bird habitat in our Horseshoe Marsh Sanctuary. This 650-acre wetland complex, located near the Bolivar ferry landing adjacent to the historic Bolivar lighthouse, includes salt marsh and wet coastal prairie surrounding a shallow tidal lagoon. It is critical habitat for large numbers of shorebirds, waders, and ducks including Roseate Spoonbills, Oystercatchers, Long-billed Curlews, Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails, among others. As there is no public access to this sanctuary, volunteering is a great way to get to explore this otherwise inaccessible landscape!
For more info and to register, click here
November 10th 
8:30 am - Noon
Please join us for the first Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery volunteer workday! Extending the work of the legendary Houston Audubon Natives Nursery at Edith L. Moore, our High Island nursery location is growing out dozens of coastal-adapted species for restoration projects on all of our sanctuaries. We have the tables, the pots, the plants, and the soil - and now we need you!

Join Natives Nursery manager Berri Moffett, Conservation Specialist Wyatt Egelhoff, and our field technicians to learn all about propagation of native plants. If you are already familiar with the process, even better! We would love to have your leadership and expertise on the team.

Bring gloves, hat, sturdy shoes, and a refillable water bottle. We will provide water and some snacks. All tools and materials are provided.

For more info and to RSVP, click here
November 12th
8:30 am - Noon
Meet us at this internationally known birding hot spot and help us beautify one of our 4 nature sanctuaries here, improving both the visitor infrastructure and wildlife habitat. This is a great opportunity to get outside while making a difference. Volunteers who help out at High Island Work Days are treated to a delicious meal prepared by our lunch crew.

For more info and to register, click here
November 19th
9 am - Noon
Join us at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary for a morning of sanctuary maintenance. Work days are once a month on the 3rd Saturday from October through March. Activities can include trail maintenance, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Please make sure to dress appropriately for getting wet and muddy. Bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and work or gardening gloves. The monthly Habitat Hawks work day will be an activity as part of this work day, so If you want to join Habitat Hawks, you can use the same registration below.
For more info and to register, click here 
Save the Dates: December*
  • Raptor Fest Educational Event Volunteers Needed: December 2nd and 3rd (10 am)
  • Raptor Center Work Day: December 7th (8 am)
  • High Island Work Day: December 10th (8:30 am)
  • Edith L Moore Community Work Day: December 17th (9am)
* If you are interested in more information on any of these advance dates, please email gdurham@houstonaudubon.org
Support Houston Audubon and get great membership benefits like free admission to the Raptor Center, free member birding trips, discounts at our Natives Nursery Open House events and nature stores, and more! 
For more information and to join, click here
Thank you for being a Houston Audubon volunteer. We hope to see you at one of our events or sanctuaries soon! 
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