Main Street Sponsors 20th Annual ArBOOretum Event
In October 2022, Main Street sponsored the ArBOOretum event 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.
The ArBOOretum is the Arboretum’s biggest event of the year. It features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. The funds raised from the event support the Arboretum’s mission of nature education and conservation and the growing audience of vistos who walk the peaceful trails, participate in educational programs, and make an important connection with the natural world.
This year, Main Street was a supporting sponsor which included a $10,000 monetary donation. In addition to the sponsorship, Main Street had families attend the event and provided witch hats and candy corn for the event.