Harris County Precinct 4 invites the community to dine and dance under the stars during an annual Garden Party & Gala fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Gardens hosted by The Mercer Society (TMS). Proceeds from the event benefit the gardens of Mercer.
This year’s Wild About Gingers theme spotlights Mercer’s world-renowned ginger collection. Heidi Sheesley, owner of Treesearch Farms, is the 2016 honoree to recognize her long-time support of Mercer, assistance with programs, and generously sharing her plants and expertise. continue reading »
A partnership between Harris County Precinct 4 and Prestonwood Forest Utility District has cut years off the original timeline to turn the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in The Vintage into a public park. Now, the 80-acre preserve is on track to open to the public by the spring of 2017.
“This is the best possible outcome of what can happen when residents, developers, local utility districts, and county government work together.We can preserve greenspace and benefit the public,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “This park is a key piece of the Cypress Creek Greenway that will give residents access to hundreds of acres of land.” continue reading »
Mercer Botanic Gardens invites community members of all ages to learn about pollinators and their habitats during a statewide Pollinator BioBlitz from Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 16.
Presented by The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, and the National Wildlife Federation, this 10-day event encourages the public to discover pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds, bats, flies, moths, and beetles in their area and share their findings on social media sites.
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