Main Street Volunteers at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
In February 2022, Main Street volunteered at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. The Arboretum is a 155-acre non-profit, nature sanctuary encompassing woodland, meadow, savanna, and wetland habitats. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, one of the first nature education facilities for children in the state of Texas, provides services to over 400,000 visitors annually, and provides nature education for more than 10,000 children annually.
This event was organized specifically to rescue native plants through transplanting. Main Street had 8 employees participate in the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Program by donating their time digging up rare native Texas plants from a prairie and then relocating them to the Arboretum.