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Rebuild Mercer Campaign Now More Important than Ever Bookmark

Rebuild Mercer Campaign Now More Important than Ever
When two major floods struck Mercer less than two years apart, one message became clear: Mercer needs a master plan. “This is the perfect opportunity to reimagine and rebuild Mercer stronger than before,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “Mercer wasn’t built to handle severe flooding. We can fix that this time around.” Since 1982, Mercer has experienced flooding of different degrees once or twice every decade. With the likelihood of flooding expected to increase, The Mercer Society

Nursery Bounces Back in Time for Winter Bookmark

Nursery Bounces Back in Time for Winter
For decades, Mercer Botanic Gardens served as a sanctuary for all varieties of plants. When Hurricane Harvey struck, floodwaters up to 8 feet high swept through the greenhouses, overturning tables and displacing hundreds of plants. When news of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction broke, botanic gardens from across the country contacted Mercer to offer help and botanical specimens. Now, Mercer staff and volunteers are determined to rebuild stronger than before. Missouri Botanical Garden sent horticulturists,

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