Activities along the Bayou
Houston Audubon and Student Conservation Association Events at White Oak Park.
April 28 - Birding and BioBitz
Spring is here and you may be itching to get out in nature! How does experiencing nature from the comfort of your own Neighborhood sound? Houston Audubon is teaming up with TPWD, Houston Parks Department and the Student Conservation Association to host a Birding and BioBlitz event at White Oak Park. This event is in conjunction with the 2018 City Nature Challenge where Houston is competing with Austin, Dallas, and cities across the nation to find as many species as possible (plants, birds, mammals, fungi, fish, bugs, reptiles – if you see it, it can be counted!).
This Birding and BioBlitz event will include training on iNaturalist (the app used to compete in City Nature Challenge) and nature walks through the park.
If you are interested in joining in the fun, download iNaturalist on your phone and come down to White Oak Park on April 28 from 9 am to noon. For more information about the event, visit www.houstonaudubon.com or find Houston Audubon on Facebook. To learn more about the 2018 City Nature Challenge, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/naturechallenge/.Birding and BioBlitz at White Oak Park
May 19 - Work Day
For more information contact Sarah Flournoy Houston Audubon Program Director Bird Friendly Communities firstname.lastname@example.org
White Oak Bayou Fish-Off Scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd 2018
By popular demand the WOB Fish-Off was resurrected last year and we are going to do it again. This event will be held in conjunction with Friends of Woodland Park's Happy Trails and Hot Dogs event.
Trophies will be awarded to the Biggest, Ugliest and Most Unusual fish caught in the White Oak Bayou.
Other awards will include Little Angler Trophies, Best Fish Lips; Best One That Got Away Story; Biggest trash item pulled from the White Oak Bayou.
There were activities for the children, trail tours and free Hot Dogs for all!
Saturday June 2nd
Woodland Park, 212 Parkview (off Houston Avenue)
8 - 9 am sign in
11 am fish turn in
12:30 pm judge announcements
Click Here for the wacky history of the event.
Photos from the 2017 event are loaded on the Photos page.
Other Events of interest:
Houston-Galveston Area Council - Community & Environment Planning Updates
Click Here for the link to upcoming events
First Sunday Bayou Rides - CLICK HERE to view photos
WOBA President Tom Gall (light blue shirt, gesturing near the center of both photos) led over 30 riders on the September, First Sunday Bayou Ride over the Labor Day weekend. The First Sunday Bayou rides are an opportunity for recreation, education and conversation for cyclists at all levels of experience and ability to explore Houston’s bayous via bike trails and by-ways. This month’s ride meandered upstream along White Oak Bayou trails and a few off trail gems from the confluence with Buffalo Bayou to West Little York Road and highlighted the latest progress of the Bayou Greenways project and other exciting developments in the expansion of Houston’s greenspaces. These rides typically last 2 to 3 hours and are on a combination of hard surface trails, streets and can involve some semi-challenging off trail routes along the bayou requiring big tires and real shoes. They take place on the first Sunday of each month, typically rain or shine. Riders meet up at Old Market Square Park in downtown at 8:00 AM and generally hit the road by about 8:15. To be put on the mailing list for the rides contact Michael Skelly at MSkelly@cleanlineenergy.com.
River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayou 2018 Trash Bash - March 24, 2018
It was a fun morning and a great way to help improve our beloved Woodland Park.
FYI - There were a total of 469 volunteers and over 16,000 lbs of trash collected from all three Little White Oak Trash Bash sites (Moody Park, Woodland Park & White Oak Music Hall).
If interested in future clean ups, please send a note to: email@example.com
Organizer: Mark Steuer, VP White Oak Bayou Association
Clean It Like You Mean It!
2017 Annual Meeting - November 14th, 2017
This year's speaker was Gary Zika, Federal Projects Department Manager for Harris County Flood. Gary's presentation was a review of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project.
Wild Flower Planting November 4th, 2017
WOBA volunteers assisted The Houston Parks Board with wildflower seeding from the new bridge at Half Moon Bay downstream past Patterson to the gully cut. The White Oak Bayou sites were managed by WOBA President Tom Gall.
Friends of Woodland Park Happy Trails and Hot Dogs
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Friends of Woodland Park provided hot dogs, chips and root beer floats. Activities included the always popular Bayou City Play's pop-up playground and guided nature tours in the woods by a Texas Master Naturalist. The Houston Avenue replica trolley in the park was yarn-bombed to celebrate National Yarn Bomb day. Dedication of the recently installed B-cycle station was held at noon.
For more information visit their website: www.friendsofwoodlandpark.org
Tiger 3 Ground Breaking - Connecting White Oak Bayou Greenway to Buffalo Bayou Park - June 27, 2016
Groundbreaking for White Oak BayouPathTransit Link The Final of Six Connections Funded by $30 Million USDOT TIGER Project
Oakbrook Demolition Event - July 23, 2016
Council Member Stardig hosted a community event to celebrate the demolition. HPB will be there to help announce the planned transformation of this space into a park.
Tree Planting at Half Moon Bay - May 7, 2016
Three 15 gallon cypress trees were planted in memory of long time WOBA Board member, Margaret Dower.
Margaret Dower Grove
2016-05-97 Planting Team
Car Full of Trees
Bayou Greenway Day 2016 - March 26, 2016
T.C. Jester Park on White Oak Bayou Greenway between W. 43rd and W. 34th
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Look for our tent on Houston Parks Board Facebook Site's BayouGreenway 2016 photo stream. We are the one with the cool fishing booth.
Half Moon Bay Breakfast & Tree Clearing- March 19, 2016
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Rivers, Lakes, Bays 'Ns Bayous Trash Bash at Little Thicket Park - April 2, 2016
Pictures to be loaded soon
Buffalo Bayou Park's Grand Opening October 2 @ 1:30pm - 9:30pm
Watonga Bats Event - 2015-08-28
White Oak Bayou Path Ribbon Cutting - 2015-07-09
White Oak Bayou Bridge Bash - 2015-05-02
Click Here for the Leader article
Click Here and Here for the Houston Chronicle articles
Bayou Preservation Association - Watershed Reports for White Oak Bayou
WOBA's comment letter on North Houston Highway Improvement Project -I-45
STORMWATER QUALITY: George Guillen's Response of Aquatic Communities in Urban Areas of Harris County to Stream Substrate: 2007 to 2010 prepared by the Environmental Institute of Houston - University of Houston Clear Lake.
Click Here to view the Report.
Houston Bike Plan - Fore more information Click Here
Houston Parks & Recreation 2015 Parks Master Plan - For information click here.