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Recognizing Mercer Volunteers Bookmark

Recognizing Mercer Volunteers
Topping the list with more than 7,000 lifetime hours is Anne Strommer. Anne started volunteering at Mercer more than 20 years ago when her husband Matt, also a current Mercer volunteer, suggested she help at the botanic library. With her background as a librarian, the position was a perfect fit. With the Dewey Decimal System ingrained in her memory from years of use, Anne reorganized the botanic library based on systems used in libraries throughout the country, including the Library of Congress. After her

Mercer’s Creekside Ramble Bookmark

Mercer’s Creekside Ramble
When the Tax Day flood hit the Houston area in April 2016, Mercer’s Creekside Ramble hadn’t even celebrated its grand opening. Planned as a scenic overlook along Cypress Creek, the woodland garden never stood a chance against the historic flood. Without a buffer, floodwaters from Cypress Creek hit the area at full force, burying the garden, including Mercer’s collection of azaleas and rare Japanese maples, under several feet of silt. Plans to restore the Ramble were delayed another year when Hurricane Harvey

Harris County Precinct 4, Harris County Public Library Partner to Reopen Baldwin Boettcher Library Bookmark

Harris County Precinct 4, Harris County Public Library Partner to Reopen Baldwin Boettcher Library
Enrichment, education, refreshment, and recreation. These are common goals of two very different institutions joining forces to provide an extraordinary experience for Harris County residents. Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle and Harris County Public Library are proud to announce plans to rebuild Baldwin Boettcher Library at Precinct 4’s Mercer Botanic Gardens more than a year after the library closed due to Hurricane Harvey. Baldwin Boettcher