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Registration Now Open for Jr. Ranger Camp at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bookmark

Registration Now Open for Jr. Ranger Camp at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Children ages 10 to 13 are invited to learn what it takes to become a park ranger this summer during Jr. Ranger Camp Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Learn all about area wildlife, the ecosystem, and local conservation efforts in this one-week day camp led by Precinct 4 Parks Department staff. Daily activities include ranger talks, hikes, interactive activities, games, and outdoor recreational activities. The July session includes a trip to Sea Center Texas. Campers

Why Your Watershed Matters Bookmark

Why Your Watershed Matters
When it comes to knowing your flood risk, your watershed may matter more than you think. All the rain that falls in your watershed heads to a common waterway through a system of bayous, tributaries, and streams. Problems occur when any waterway, basin, or reservoir in the system becomes overwhelmed. During Harvey, record-breaking rain overwhelmed drainage systems throughout the region, causing widespread flooding. Following an evaluation of the county’s current flood control system, experts recommended

HCFCD Receives Federal Funding for Voluntary Home Buyouts Bookmark

HCFCD Receives Federal Funding for Voluntary Home Buyouts
Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) recently announced it will receive $25.6 million in federal funding to begin buyouts of homes identified to have a significant flood risk. With the current funding and an $8.6 million required local match, the Flood Control District estimates it will be able to purchase approximately 169 homes. The allocation was part of the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) in response to a grant application from HCFCD. The original grant application requested funding