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Wetlands at Jones Park Help Control Flooding Bookmark

Wetlands at Jones Park Help Control Flooding
While flood control has become a major priority in recent months, Jones Park has long preserved one of the area’s original flood control systems: wetlands. In the Houston area, rainwater runoff is channeled through a system of streams and tributaries east into the San Jacinto River and finally south to Galveston Bay. Some of this rain collects in wetlands, which support a variety of plant and animal species. Located along Spring and Cypress creeks and near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, Jones Park

Where Do Turtles Go During a Flood? Bookmark

Where Do Turtles Go During a Flood?
When disaster strikes, most animals head to higher ground. Turtles simply hunker down and ride out the storm. Fast-moving floodwaters would ordinarily have displaced the turtles in Jones Park’s Turtle Pond, but Hurricane Harvey had a different effect, said Jason Naivar, staff naturalist at Jones Park. “Unless they can wedge themselves into vegetation or a structure, odds are they will get carried downstream,” he said. “But, with Harvey, the water line was up in the tree canopy. This gave the turtles plenty of

Homestead Heritage Day, Fishing, and Orienteering at Jones Park Bookmark

PROJECT WILD WORKSHOP Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about ecology and wildlife education during this course accredited by the Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) and The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Participants receive a (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) TEKS curriculum and activity guide. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Please note: Program will be held at an offsite location. Click the registration link for details. All formal and non-formal educators welcome. A $30 materials fee is required. Registration required by Monday, Jan. 15 at https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/education/project-wild-workshop-33