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Special Events and Programs

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*2020 Liability Release Form for Brazoria County Paddler's Club events

 

March

History Talks: Was there a Yellow Rose? 

Sunday, March 8th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Local author Lora-Marie Bernard explores the myth and history of the Yellow Rose – and an unlikely community in Austin’s Colony. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research with crowd participation encouraged and expected. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at (979) 849-5965.

Crab Hunting at San Luis Pass County Park

- Canceled -

Tuesday, March 10th, 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Farther inland they have fireflies. Here on the coast, we have ghost crabs. Join us as we explore the beach at night and "hunt" for the elusive sand crab. We'll meet at the front office of San Luis Pass County Park at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Mike Mullenweg at (979) 864-1152, or email him at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Spring Paddling Event #1

Saturday, March 14th, 7:45 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. We'll meet at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO) in Lake Jackson at 7:45 a.m. for an intense morning of birding. From 8 to 9 a.m. we will participate with the bird banding at the GCBO. From 9 to 10 a.m. we will walk the grounds of GCBO, and do some birding in their gardens. At 10 a.m. we will head over to Wilderness Park and launch our boats onto Buffalo Camp Bayou. We'll bird by boat between the bridge and the dam. After the trip, anyone who wants can join us at the Wayside Pub in downtown Lake Jackson for lunch. Please bring your own binoculars, and don't forget your cameras as we're sure to see some great photo opportunities. You will want to bring proper walking shoes for the land portion of the day, but your feet will be getting wet once we go paddling. We recommend an extra pair of shoes. 

Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

Discover Archery

- Canceled -

Saturday, March 21st, 10 a.m. to noon: Come learn the art of archery with Brazoria County Parks Department staff at Camp Mohawk County Park. You'll learn about the history of the bow and arrow, how to safely handle the equipment, and the basic skills you'll need to begin your archery practice. After the class, practice your skill on our archery range. Bows and arrows will be provided. This free event is open to participants ages seven and above. You must complete and turn in our department's archery waiver to attend. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at (979) 864-1152, or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash™

- Canceled -

Saturday, March 28th, 9 a.m. to noon: Every year, thousands of volunteers gather along Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest, single-day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas. Join the Brazoria County Paddle Club as we take to Oyster Creek to help remove trash from the environment. For more information or to register to borrow a kayak call the Mike Mullenweg at (979) 864-1152, or email him at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

April

Spring Nature Celebration

- Canceled -

Through the month of April, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: As a compliment to the Spring Fling held at the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, and the Migration Celebration held at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Quintana Beach County Park will host bird watching opportunities in the park. In addition, there will be exhibits by Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and other local nature related entities inside the Event Center as well as several speakers throughout the month. For more information, contact the park at (979) 233-1461.

EarthQuest Birds of Prey Presentation

- Canceled -

Saturday, April 11th, 11.m. to noon: Quintana Beach County Park welcomes their falconer friend, Steve Hoddy, along with Phil Huxford in presenting the very popular birds of prey event. Experience the thrill of a hawk flying so close that you can feel the wind off its wings. See one of the largest birds in the world, the Andean Condor, and the fastest bird on the earth, the Peregrine Falcon. This is a free event with free entry to the park. Pets and food are not allowed in the presentation area. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs, as seating is limited. For more information, contact the park at (979) 233-1461.

Spring Paddling Event #2

- Canceled -

Saturday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Location to be announced at a later date. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

History Talks: Religion in Austin’s Colony

Sunday, April 12th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Catholicism was the religion of Mexican Texas and Austin’s Colony, but actual faith and practice often varies from official positions.  Join in the discussion about the role and impact of religion – official and unofficial – in Austin’s Colony. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research with crowd participation encouraged and expected. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at (979) 849-5965.

Texas Adopt-A-Beach Spring Clean-Up

- Canceled -

Saturday, April 18th, 9 a.m. to noon: Volunteers will meet at either meetup site at 9 a.m. before heading out onto the beach to rid our beaches of trash. We're hosting meetup sites at both Stahlman Park (https://goo.gl/maps/x8bvcQTv9pk), and Quintana Beach County Park (https://goo.gl/maps/y7hQJFhoZtn) this year, so be sure to select your preferred location when registering. When registration opens, it will be available online here. For more information, contact Mike Mullenweg at (979 )864-1152, or Patty Brinkmeyer at (979) 233-1461.

Spring Paddling Event #3

- Canceled -

Saturday, April 20th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Location to be announced at a later date. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

 

May

Spring Paddling Event #4

Saturday,May 16th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Location to be announced at a later date. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

 

June

Nature Camp at Camp Mohawk County Park

Monday through Thursday, June 15th to 18th, 9 a.m. to noon: Campers will participate in entertaining and educational activities including lessons on our local environment and the critters that inhabit it, archery instruction, and a hike through the park itself. Nature Camp registration is $30 per child, and is open to registrants ages 7 to 12 years of age. For registration and information call (979) 864-1152, or email Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com. You can visit our Nature Camp page for the application.

Summer Paddling Event #1

Saturday,June 20th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Location to be announced at a later date. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

 

July

Nature Camp at Quintana Beach County Park

Monday through Thursday, July 13th to 16th, 9 a.m. to noon: Kids will learn about fish, turtles, and marine mammals, while having fun and exploring the animals' habitat. Nature Camp registration is $30 per child, and is open to registrants ages 7 to 12 years of age. For registration and information call (979) 864-1152, or email Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com. You can visit our Nature Camp page for the application.

Summer Paddling Event #2

Saturday, July 18th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddlers Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Location to be announced at a later date. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2020. For information or reservations call (979) 864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.