Volunteers will be restoring nature trails along the Spring Creek Greenway this summer.[/caption]
Volunteers plan to restore portions of the Spring Creek Greenway on June 25 following the historic rainfall that caused flooding in Montgomery County this spring.
The nature trails need to be beautified and cleared of debris and invasive plants before they can re-open to the public, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3.
Preserving area wetlands is one way to mitigate flooding in the future, Bayou Land Conservancy biologist Suzanne Simpson said.
“Spring Creek Greenway acts as a sponge to help protect wetlands within its floodways and serves as a buffer for homes and businesses in northern Harris and southern Montgomery counties,” she said.
Volunteers will meet from 9 a.m.-noon at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring.
Additional work days will take place from 9 a.m.-noon June 29, July 16, July 28 and Aug. 13 at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center.
Those interested in helping the restoration efforts can sign up in advance by calling Montgomery County Precinct 3’s Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center at 281-364-4225.