Volunteers clean up the coast at Texas City Prairie Preserve.
Texas City Prairie Preserve Volunteers clean up the coast at Texas City Prairie Preserve. © R.J. Hinkle

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Volunteer Workdays


Looking for a way to get your hands dirty and get back to nature? Become a Nature Conservancy volunteer! We’ve established a robust volunteer program at our Texas City Prairie Preserve, a 2,300-acre expanse of coastal prairie and marshland just south of Houston. Established in 1995, the preserve provides vital habitat for more than 280 different bird species. Its coastal grasslands also act as natural buffers during storms and hurricanes, absorbing and dispersing water from storm surges and floods, making Texas City Prairie Preserve a critical component of the Conservancy’s ongoing effort to restore and protect the Gulf Coast. 

We're hosting volunteers the second Friday of every month, and welcome eager volunteers of every background and ability level. Work days will include a variety of opportunities, from removing invasive species and harvesting native seeds to planting marsh grasses and tending the butterfly garden.  

Each volunteer day requires a three-hour commitment, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers should wear jeans, closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and hat. Please bring a refillable water bottle and work gloves (if you have them); the Conservancy will provide tools, gloves, sunscreen, water and snacks. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please email Summer Josserand.