A Community That Cares - Park Place Stewardship to the Sims Bayou Watershed




Minturn, George W. (Bill)

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Galveston Bay Estuary Program


The Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center is a five year young project of the Greater Park Place Community Development Corporation. The Nature Center was created in 1997 to develop community pride in our neighborhood that is undergoing revitalization and to increase educational opportunities for students and residents in regard to our unique bayou ecosystem (involving water resources) and environmental stewardship..... Over 60 community volunteers including docent teachers and master naturalists serve our Nature Center's 13 different programs and many daily activities. We are a living embodiment of Sir Aldo Leopold's vision in A Sand County Almanac, .when we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.


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water quality, habitat, ecology, watershed management, sims bayou, urban nature center, community, education, bayou ecosystem, water resources, environmental stewardship, invasive species, exotic species