Photo by Nello Mehl


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.

Upcoming Events

Wetland Planting at Exploration Green Phase 2
Saturday, 11/21/2020, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Prepare to get muddy and wear rubber boots or old tennis shoes.

Additional wetland planting day on Saturday, 12/05/2020, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM


For more information and to RSVP contact Christie Taylor at


Exploration Green Phase 1 Island Maintenance
Saturday, 12/12/2020, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon)

We will be working on the Phase 1 Habitat Island to remove invasive species and other undergrowth removal. 

All events require a mask. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring your own work gloves, refillable water bottle, and snacks. Tasks range from heavy to light; there is a job for everybody!

Parking is available in the lot at 16203 Diana Lane or on street. This is the parking lot closest to the planting site.

Please RSVP to Susan Parker at if you plan to attend.


Exploration Green Tree Nursery Work Days Resume
with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautions

Exploration Green is resuming tree nursery volunteer work days on the following schedule:


Monday mornings, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM until dark

Third Saturday of the Month, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

Last Saturday of the Month, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

Each work day is limited to 15 participants to maintain social distancing.  Masks will be required and volunteers should bring their own refreshments. 


For more information, contact Susan Parker at

Exploration Green in the News

Clear Lake City Water Authority finishes work on Phase 2 of Exploration Green

By Colleen Ferguson | 6:26 PM Oct 7, 2020 CDT | Updated 6:26 PM Oct 7, 2020 CDT


Clear Lake City Water Authority completed work on the second phase of Exploration Green, a 178-acre former golf course turned stormwater detention pond between El Camino Real, Bay Area Boulevard and Space Center Boulevard, according to a Sept. 30 media release.

Exploration Green was named in honor of the community’s local exploration legacy and its proximity to Johnson Space Center, per the release. Once finished, the conservancy will protect 2,000 to 3,000 surrounding homes from flooding in 12 to 15 inches of rain, leaders said.

Click photo at left to read the full article.

Second phase of Exploration Green flood-control project in Clear Lake complete

By Olivia Pulsinelli  – Assistant managing editor, Houston Business Journal

Oct 13, 2020, 3:43pm EDT


Clear Lake City Water Authority recently completed work on the second phase of the 178-acre Exploration Green project on a former golf course.

Clear Lake City Water Authority recently completed work on the second phase of the 178-acre Exploration Green project on a former golf course, according to a press release from Houston-based Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., the project’s design engineer.

Click photo at left to read the full article as a PDF.

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

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.

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2323 Clear Lake City Blvd,
Suite 180, Box 265,
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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