Information for Houston and Native Texas Conservation

Conservation and Environmental Information

Our Purpose

The purpose of River Oaks Garden Club is to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

Conservation and Environmental Information

“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

Chief Seattle, 1854

Read about or order the Paul Tukey DVD, Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution at
Title Type
Environmentally Friendly Gardening Booklet Word Document
Environmentally Friendly Golf PDF
Houston Farmers Markets - Times and Locations Word Document
Mosquito Misting Systems-Dangerous for the Environment and You Word Document
Organic Service Providers for Garden and Home Word Document
Partners for Plants Word Document
Voluntary Codes of Conduct for the Gardening Public Word Document
Landscapes For Life™ Website
Garden Club of America (GCA) Position Papers
GCA Good Gardening Practices To Protect Your Environment Word Document
GCA Supports Clean Air PDF
GCA Supports Clean Water PDF
GCA Supports Environmentally Responsible Transportation Legislation PDF
GCA Supports National Public Lands PDF
GCA Supports Our National Parks System PDF
GCA Supports Preservation of Native Plants PDF
GCA Supports Responsible Waste Reduction PDF
GCA Supports Strategies to Address Climate Change PDF
ROGC Conservation Reports for Forum
Conserving Water and Cutting Your Water Bill Word Document
GCA Conservation Committee Report for ROGC Word Document
GCA Conservation Meeting in Washington Word Document
Keep Pesticides Off Lawns Word Document
Mercury Dangers Word Document
New Orleans Disaster Word Document
Removing Invasives Word Document
Rescue of State Parks Word Document
Toxic Cleanup Word Document
Texas Environmental Issues and Legislative Contact Information
House Committee on Environmental Regulation
Houston City Council
Office of the Governor
United States Representatives
United States Senate
State Representatives
State Senators
SEED Coalition
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Pesticide and Chemical Disposal Information

To dispose of pesticides and garden chemicals, deliver to the City of Houston's Environmental Service Center, 11500 South Post Oak Road at South Main. The Center is open every Wednesday, noon to 6 pm, and the second Saturday of every month, 9 am to 1 pm. You must have proof of residency in Houston, i.e., your water bill. (Other household hazardous waste accepted at this site: paints, paint thinners, oils, fuels, and pool chemicals.)


River Oaks Garden Club

2503 Westheimer • Houston, TX 77098
Phone 713.523.2483 • Fax 713.523.4306

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