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Feeding the Hungry Bookmark

Feeding the Hungry
It was a labor of love for a group of volunteers at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Volunteers spent the morning harvesting hundreds of pounds of winter greens to donate to the Houston Food Bank. “This is a great example of how plants can be both ornamental and nutritional,” said Mercer Greenhouse Manager Jacob Martin. “We planted the kale and Swiss chard during the cooler months to add a little color to our seasonal flower beds. Rather than letting the greens go to waste, we decided to donate them.”

HCPL Kicks Off Summer Programs at Mercer Bookmark

HCPL Kicks Off Summer Programs at Mercer
Children and teens are invited to participate in Harris County Public Library (HCPL) services this summer at Precinct 4’s Mercer Botanic Gardens. The library will host Summer Reading Program activities Monday through Thursday, June 4 through Aug. 3 at Mercer Botanic Gardens, with each day’s activities targeted toward a different age group.

New Flood Control Projects Take Shape Bookmark

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) recently began construction on a $13.3 million maintenance project that includes removing sediment and making priority repairs on a portion of Horsepen Creek, located in Precinct 4 in the Addicks Reservoir watershed. Construction began in mid-March on Horsepen Creek and is expected to take several months to complete. Future project sites include Langham Creek, Bear Creek, and a Langham Creek tributary east of Bear Creek Village. The project is part