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The Exploration Green Conservancy (EGC) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Exploration Green – a permanently-protected, 200-acre green space for conservation, recreation, and flood detention in greater Houston.

Questions about Exploration Green Construction?

The Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA) manages the construction (excavation) phase of the Exploration Green stormwater detention lakes.  Please visit the Clear Lake City Water Authority's Exploration Green Detention Facility web page for announcements and the the most current updates on construction activities and progress.

If you cannot find the information you need on the CLCWA's web page, please contact them at (281) 488-1164

Exploration Green Remains Open, Please Exercise Caution due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Clear Lake City Water Authority will follow orders of Harris County and the City of Houston concerning the public access to county and city parks during the current coronavirus outbreak. Exploration Green will remain open to the public as long as county and city parks are open but will close on the same schedule as Harris County and Houston parks in the future.

Residents should continue to use CDC guidelines for social distancing and avoid touching common objects such as park benches.  Read CDC guidance here.

Exploration Green Volunteer Work Days Cancelled until Further Notice due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In accordance with Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas, Order Number 1 (“In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people,”) Exploration Green has cancelled all volunteer work days until further notice. Basic tree nursery maintenance will be completed by lead volunteers. Wetland nursery maintenance will be handled by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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FEMA Case Study Recognizes Exploration Green as Effective Floodplain Management

A recent Case Study from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stated "Exploration Green (EG) stands as an ideal example of what is possible as a result of collaboration within a community to achieve long-term, sustainable mitigation of flood-related damage to residential, civic, and commercial structures, while improving quality of life for the people and businesses in the surrounding community."

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Click here to read the full FEMA Case Study.

LAN Video a Finalist in Civil & Structural Engineering 2020 Drone Video of the Year Contest

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) the Clear Lake City Water Authority’s engineering company, entered an Exploration Green drone video in Civil & Structural Engineering magazine’s “2020 Engineering Drone Video of the Year" contest. The Exploration Green and another video submitted by LAN received nearly half of the 7,951 votes from 60 countries around the world.


Read the full article and view the video here.

Exploration Green Featured in Texas Coastal Watershed Program Green Infrastructure Video

One of the Exploration Green Conservancy’s partner organizations, the Texas Coastal Watershed Program (TCWP) shared this video on Green Infrastructure, featuring Sheldon Lake State Park, Exploration Green (starting approximately 2:55 minute in) and the Ghirardi Family WaterSmart Park in League City.  Click image at left to view the video.

Click here to read more about Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Green Infrastructure Program

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2323 Clear Lake City Blvd,
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Houston, TX 77062


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The Exploration Green Conservancy is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating, maintaining and operating the habitat restoration and recreation facilities within Exploration Green, while concurrently supporting the use of the area for storm water detention.

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