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Magnolia, TX 77354

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GREEN SPACE AND WATERWAY PROTECTION

HOUSTON WILDERNESS

Houston Wildrness is a broad-based alliance of business, environmental and government interests that are working together to develop a regional plan to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the region's ecological capitol. The primary goals are:

  • Preserving and protcting the ecology and economic values of land/water ecosystems and habitats.
  • Creating a regional vision and plan for multiple land and watershed conservation and restoration efforts.
  • Enhancing economic development and recreational opportunities through green infrastructurein the watersheds leading to Galveston Bay in the 13 county region.

The forests and bollomlands of Montgomery County are within this region and part of the developing plan. Lake Creek is one of the most pristine creeks and bottomland associations remaining in the area yet is one of the most threatened due to the rapid pace of development. The regional plan and related Lake Creek project offer a unque opportunity to integrate development and greenspace in a fashion that enhances the value of both to the community.

Draft Regional Conservation Plan

GREENPRINT

West Fork San Jacinto Greenprint Process

Area Map

LAKE CREEK GREENWAY PROJECT

This is a cooperative project between Keep Montgomery County Beautiful, the East1488 Community Association and Montgomery County Precinct 2 to develop a Green Belt along Lake Creek for hiking, canoeing and nature study and to act as a flood control and water quality buffer. Overtures are also being made to the City of Conroe and local businesses to better enhance the recreational and business opportunities related to a local greenway.

The plan includes working with the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments to integrate the greenway into a watershed protection plan for Lake Creek and the Upper West Fork of the San Jacinto River watersheds.
 

Approximately 620 acres are already preserved and the current effort is focussed on developing an interpretive nature trail on 64 acres of county property within a 539 acre tract between the Woodforest and Montgomery Trace Developments and developing a canoe trail along Lake Creek between Fish Creek Thoroughfare and a City of Conroe Park. Links to maps and information on the proposed greenbelt, current project location, status and contributors are listed below.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Greenway Location Map

Lake Creek Greenbelt Concept: Description

Lake Creek Greenbelt Concept:  Map

Existing Area Preserves & Floodplain

Green Belt Tracts

County Resolution

County Preserve Location Map

Trail Layout & Pictures

Contributors

 

PRESENTATIONS

Rotary Presentation 2-6-201 rev

 

ARTICLES

Potpourri 1-19-2011

Potpourri 2-15-2012

Houston Chronicle 2-4-2015

Chronicle Editorial 2-9-2015

Tomball Magnolia Community Impact , August 2015

 

FIELD GUIDES

Trail Segment A

Those interested in volunteering should contact Glenn Buckley @ grbuckley419@comcast.net

BEAUTIFICATION & LITTER REMOVAL

BEAUTIFICATION

These projects are focussed on landscaping such as flower beds,planting trees, installing benches and other shade structures to improve the appearance and recreational value of commons.

Unity Park Project

Malcolm Purvis Magnolia Library Beautification Project

                                                                                     

LITTER REDUCTION

Directed at educational campaigns and citizen involvement in reducing litter along roadways and commons,

WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING

Projects are directed in waste reduction education and improving the type and amount of materials that are recycled in the county..

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