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Adopt-A-Trail Program

Wanted: Nature-minded individuals and groups such as scouting organizations, civic associations, school and church groups, nature clubs, and businesses seeking community service opportunities to help maintain Jones Park’s trail system.

Groups show their commitment to helping preserve the native plant life of Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center through non-native invasive plant removal and trail maintenance.    

To become involved in the Adopt-A-Trail program, please contact Jones Park.

Adopt-A-Trail Sponsor List

Berean Baptist Church
Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Jesse Jones Park Volunteers
REI, Willowbrook Store
Texas Master Naturalists-Gulf Coast Chapter
Texas Master Naturalists-Heartwood Chapter
YES Preparatory Academy

Frequently asked questions about the Adopt-A-Trail program

Trail map (PDF)

Previous pictures from Adopt-A-Trail program
All photos are by Jones Park staff.
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What is the Adopt-A-Trail program?
The program is an opportunity for conservation-minded groups of all sizes and types to sponsor a section of Jones Park’s extensive trail system by controlling invasive non-native plants and conducting routine trail maintenance.

What kinds of groups can help?
ANY group can help! For example, scout, school and church groups, home-school groups, conservation organizations, companies in need of volunteer hours for their employees, etc. There is no maximum or minimum size group, but please consult a staff member in the nature center with your individual needs.

How long is a sponsorship?
Sponsoring groups will be asked to commit to maintaining a section of trail for a minimum of one year.

What is involved in sponsoring a trail?
Groups will be assigned a section of Jones Park’s trail system, based on the size and ability of the group. Each group will be asked to commit to conducting one full workday followed by one half
workday every three months to remove any additional invasive plants.

I can’t tell one plant from another. Can my group still help?
YES! The initial full workday begins with a short training session in invasive plant identification and removal methods, as well as chemical control methods. Chemicals, however, are ONLY applied by
licensed staff members.

What are the benefits for my group?
In addition to receiving a custom laser-etched sign designating your section of adopted trail, each group will be helping Jones Park remain in a natural and native state. Not only will future visitors to the park benefit from your efforts, the native wildlife will benefit from the removal of invasive plant species.

How does my group sign up?
Please have the leader/contact person of your group contact Jones Park at 281-446-8588 or jjp@hcp4.net to discuss options for your group.

We hope to have you as a partner soon!