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Special Events and Programs

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*2019 Liability Release Form for Brazoria County Paddler's Club events

June

Summer Paddling Event #1

Saturday, June 8th, 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. The trip will start at the River’s End Boat Ramp at the end of FM 2918 at 9 a.m. We will paddle south to the mouth of the San Bernard River. Once we get there, we will hop out of the boats to do some beach-combing. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

History Talks: The Smuggler's Road

Sunday, June 9th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Join us in welcoming Gary Pinkerton, historian, researcher, and author of "Trammel's Trace". Trammel's Trace was an important trail into Spanish and Mexican Texas used by smugglers and immigrants alike. The Trace led travelers from the Arkansas Territory down to Nacogdoches and the San Antonio Road, serving as the entry path for many in the western United States and her territories. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research - crowd participation is expected. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.

Camp Mohawk Nature Camp 2019

June 17th to June 20th, 9 a.m. to noon each day.: 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. Find the registration packets here

 

July

History Talks: Hair, Glorious Hair

Sunday, July 14th, 2 to 5 p.m.: In the 1830s, women's hair reached dizzying new heights. The bejeweled, beribboned, and bedecked Apollo's Knot was all the rage. But how were they able to sculpt their hair to such towering extremes? 
Join Fashion Historian Melanie Garvey as she explains the hairstyles of the early 1830s and how you can reproduce these hairstyles at home. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research - crowd participation is expected. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.  

Quintana Beach Nature Camp 2019

July 15th to July 18th, 9 a.m. to noon each day.: 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. Find the registration packets here

Summer Paddling Event #2

Saturday, July 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. We will launch from the public boat ramp inside San Luis Pass County Park a little before 9 a.m., and paddle roughly two miles up to Bird Island to explore the surrounding area. Binoculars and cameras are recommended for the spectacular bird watching opportunities. This is an intermediate-level paddle, and (as always) remember to dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152, or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

August

Archery 101 Class

Saturday, August 10th, 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 handle the equipment, and the basic skills you'll need to begin your archery practice. Class will meet at the Comanche Pavilion at Camp Mohawk at 10 a.m. This free event is open to participants ages 13 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.

History Talks: Cholera Morbus, the Great Leveler of 1832-33

Sunday, August 11th, 2 to 5 p.m.: As coastal Texas prepares for another glorious hurricane season, take part in an exploratory discussion of the critical impact of storm and disease on almost everything in 1832 and 33. And it wasn’t limited to Texas. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research - crowd participation is expected. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.

Volunteer Trail Workday

Thursday, August 15th, 8 a.m. to noon: Brazoria County Parks is excitedly adding miles of new multipurpose trails to the area. Join the department’s trail coordinator on the third Thursday of each month to build and maintain trails in the parks. Activities include clearing brush, leveling the surface and painting and planting signs. Make sure to wear sturdy work clothes. For more information, and to sign up, contact Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com or 979-864-1152.

Summer Paddling Event #3

Saturday, August 17th, 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. We will launch from the boat ramp at the end of FM 2918, and paddle out to Wolfe Island and do a little beach combing. The trip out is about two miles, and we’ll spend about 45 minutes to an hour out on the island looking for shells and other beach treasures. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

September

Fall Paddling Event #1

Saturday, September 7th, 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. We will do a new route on Chocolate Bay, and meet at the Chocolate Bayou Public Boat Ramp on FM 2004 at around 8:30 a.m. We will paddle southeast for 2.5 miles, and then paddle back making it a roughly five mile trip. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

History Talks: Death and Honor

Sunday, September 8th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Join staff discussion of extra-legal conflict resolution between the colonists and citizens of Texas in the early years. Insults, whether real or imagined, could be lethal. Our History Talks series is a discussion based on primary research - crowd participation is expected. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.

Volunteer Trail Workday (canceled due to weather)

Thursday, September 19th, 8 a.m. to noon: Brazoria County Parks is excitedly adding miles of new multipurpose trails to the area. Join the department’s trail coordinator on the third Thursday of each month to build and maintain trails in the parks. Activities include clearing brush, leveling the surface and painting and planting signs. Make sure to wear sturdy work clothes. For more information, and to sign up, contact Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com or 979-864-1152.

Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean-Up

*Unfortunately, the Quintana location won't be able to host due to tropical storm Imelda. Please sign in at Stahlman Park in Surfside.

Saturday, September 21st, 9 a.m. to noon: Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. in Surfside and Quintana for a general beach clean-up. Dress for the weather and bring along some water.  Supplies provided; lunch afterward.  For more information, contact the coordinators Mike at 979-864-1152 (Surfside) or Patty at 979-233-1461 (Quintana).

 

October

Fall Paddling Event #2

Saturday, October 5th, 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. We will meet at the Hanson Riverside boat ramp around 8:30 a.m., and paddle north to the low water crossing about 2.5 miles upriver. We'll then float back down to the boat ramp. We recommend a camera for this trip, as we expect there to be lots of sights along the way to photograph. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

Volunteer Trail Workday-Canceled due to weather

Thursday, October 17th, 8 a.m. to noon: Brazoria County Parks is excitedly adding miles of new multipurpose trails to the area. Join the department’s trail coordinator on the third Thursday of each month to build and maintain trails in the parks. Activities include clearing brush, leveling the surface and painting and planting signs. Make sure to wear sturdy work clothes. For more information, and to sign up, contact Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com or 979-864-1152.

EarthQuest Birds of Prey

Saturday, October 19th, 11 a.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.

Kids’ Fishfest Event at Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, October 19th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Come for a great time learning to fish. and trying your luck in the stocked pond. Poles will be provided while supplies last. or you can bring your own. Bass Pro Shops will provide the bait. and Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide the Angler Education. For information, and to register, call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.net.

 

November

3rd Annual Pollinator Palooza

Saturday, November 2nd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: What are pollinators, and why are they so important? Come find out at Pollinator Palooza! This is a family friendly event at Quintana Beach County Park with craft activities for the kids, live bees and butterflies, and talks with real beekeepers about learning how to plant for pollinators. For more information, please call the park at 979-233-1461.

Fall Paddling Event #3

Saturday, November 9th, 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. We will meet at the boat ramp at Wilderness Park around 8:30 a.m., and paddle on Buffalo Camp Bayou for about three miles to the Brazoria Reservoir, and back. Must complete, or already have on file, a copy of our liability release form for 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

Volunteer Trail Workday

Thursday, November 21st, 8 a.m. to noon: Brazoria County Parks is excitedly adding miles of new multipurpose trails to the area. Join the department’s trail coordinator on the third Thursday of each month to build and maintain trails in the parks. Activities include clearing brush, leveling the surface and painting and planting signs. Make sure to wear sturdy work clothes. For more information, and to sign up, contact Mike at mikem@brazoria-county.com or 979-864-1152.

Discover Archery

Saturday, November 23rd, 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. Class will meet at the Comanche Pavilion at Camp Mohawk at 10 a.m. 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.

 

December

Dunes Day Drop-Off

Thursday, Dec. 26th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Beginning December 26th, several Brazoria County offices will begin collecting discarded Christmas trees at their locations to be placed along the beachfront to help gather blowing sands, and build up dunes. Trees (without decorations) may be dropped off at our headquarters office at 313 W. Mulberry in Angleton, or at any Brazoria County precinct office. For information call (979)864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

January

Winter Paddling Event #1

Saturday, January 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 2019. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com. 

Dunes Day

Saturday, January 18th, 9 a.m. to noon: Starting December 26th, Brazoria County Parks will start accepting used Christmas trees.  Volunteers meet on Surfside Beach on January 18th to rebuild, restore, and strengthen our dunes.  For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.