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Hundreds of volunteers to restore Spring Creek Greenway nature trails damaged, closed by historic floods

In the wake of recent historic flooding, hundreds of volunteers are teaming up to help restore and reopen the damaged Spring Creek Greenway.

Volunteers from Bayou Land Conservancy and ExxonMobil are among those rolling up their sleeves to help  Montgomery County Precinct 3 repair the nature trails before they can reopen for the public.

Volunteers will meet Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center – 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, TX 77386. They will help beautify and restore the nature trails by clearing debris and removing invasive plants left behind by recent storms and floods.

“Preserving our area’s wetlands is one way to prevent catastrophic flooding in the future,” said Bayou Land Conservancy Biologist Suzanne Simpson. “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.”

ExxonMobil’s employees and their families will be among those helping Montgomery County restore the Spring Creek Greenway, which will be about 33 miles upon completion– the longest urban greenway in America.

“I am pleased that we have such dedicated volunteers that are willing to assist in restoring our beautiful trails along Spring Creek,” said Commissioner James Noack.

People interested in other opportunities to support the restoration effort can sign up in advance by contacting Montgomery County Precinct 3’s Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center at 281-364-4225.


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