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Herbarium at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Herbarium at Mercer Botanic Gardens
Precinct 4's world-renowned botanic center at Mercer Botanic Gardens just got bigger. The botanic center recently acquired 47,000 new plant specimens on long-term loan that will aid researchers in preserving Texas’ most endangered species. Read more below to find out how Precinct 4’s herbarium has grown. Now with more than 50,000 specimens, Mercer Botanic Center is becoming one of the top research institutions in the Houston area. Mercer’s herbarium provides a convenient location for local botanists.

Precinct 4’s Summer Movie Nights in the Park Features Sing Bookmark

Precinct 4’s Summer Movie Nights in the Park Features Sing
Precinct 4 invites the community to enjoy a free showing of Sing starting at dusk along with a snack and activity Thursday, June 15 at Burroughs Park and Friday, June 16 at Collins Park. In this fun, family-friendly film, Buster Moon must create the world’s greatest singing competition to restore his once great theater. Watch as five contestants battle for the prize and discover something greater along the way. “Summer Movie Nights in the Park is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a special night under...

Preserving Greenspaces Bookmark

Preserving Greenspaces
Back in the late 1960s, 11-year-old Barbara Conley ran through the woods along Spring Creek barefoot in search of blackberries. She and her family ambled along the banks hunting for Native American arrowheads. As teenagers, she and her friends walked across a tree that had fallen in the creek to picnic on a nearby sandy bar. In the evenings, her family dined on perch and other fish caught on the trotlines Conley tended to each day. Though Conley lived along Spring Creek almost 50 years ago, not a whole lot has changed. “To this day, as you walk toward the back of Timber Lakes...