Project Description

Hermann Park Conservancy

Founded in 1992 as Friends of Hermann Park, Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come.

Volunteer Service Opportunities

Volunteer programs are vital to the health of Hermann Park and are a fundamental part of the Conservancy’s stewardship initiatives. Teens (15 yrs of age or older) wanting to volunteer without a chaperone must provide appropriate forms and should request a Student Form.  Teens under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone (or one adult leader with a group of teens of various ages).

1st  and 4th Saturday of each month is habitat restoration, location: Bayou Parkland 6530 1/2 Almeda Rd between S. MacGregor and Holcombe.  Parking is available near picnic pavilion, Lot P.  Instructions will be given on site.  Individuals or groups can participate in this unique area and learn about various ecosystems. Planting, weeding and invasive removal will take place most months.

 

9:00am to 12:00pm Saturdays. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants or knee length shorts/capris; weather appropriate clothing that can get dirty, wet, or muddy.  Please do not wear shorts, halter tops, or clothing with references to alcohol, drugs, or sex, no sandals or flip-flops. Volunteers should wear cool and comfortable clothing.

 

Special Events  (best for teens participating in a group)

  • Kite Day (March) — help with set up, activity booths & help youth fly kites.
  • Park to Port Bike Ride (Oct.)– help setup, booths & water handout, & cheer riders
  • A Public Lands Day (Sept.) –remove invasive shrubs within our urban forest
  • Park Run (Nov.) — help with setup, booths and direct & cheer runners

 

Summer Program:

The Job Shadow Program experience helps develop an impressive resume and scholarship data. Students may receive good references as a result of successful job shadows. They will be better prepared to select colleges and majors because of their experiences, as well as gain knowledge and skills to be an advocate for Hermann Park Conservancy. The program will provide teens an opportunity to connect with nature, experience team building opportunities, learn the various aspects of managing a non-profit organization as Hermann Park Conservancy, as well expose students to conservation, forestry and horticulture.  Runs July to August about 5 weeks, 3 days a week (details to be provided).  Teens 14- 17 years of age should request a Job Shadow Application.

 

For specific details and to confirm project dates, contact Diane Kerr, the Director of Volunteer Programs at dkerr@hermannpark.org or text Diane Kerr at 281-635-1674 cell (include your name).

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