Invasive Species Management
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
14140 Garrett Rd
Houston has a wonderful diversity of plants and animals, but they are being outcompeted by invasive species that harm the environment. Sheldon Lake State Park wants help managing our restored coastal prairie so that the many native birds, amphibians, and mammals will still have a home. Volunteers will work with park staff to remove invasive plants like the Chinese tallow, eastern baccharis, and deep-rooted sedge using tools and other methods. You will also learn how to identify the flora and fauna of the greater Houston region. Invasive removal will be done outside in variable conditions and will require physical exertion. All tools will be provided. If you love the outdoors and want to preserve it for years to come, visit our park and see what you can do to protect Houston's natural resources.
Criminal background check required. Volunteers age 18+ only.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Volunteers must register an account with the Texas Parks and Wildlife volunteer management system. Visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer/ to create an account and apply for volunteer positions. Please contact assitant volunteer coordinator Taylor Shimabukuro at Taylor.Shimabukuro@tpwd.texas.gov or (281)456-2800 ext. 230 for additional information.