This visionary prairie initiative boasts native Texas wildflowers, fruit trees, and sustainable design principles, creating a vibrant haven for nature and the community.
Strengthening community through adaptive strategies, the project ensures sustained health, housing, and environmental integration.
This project incorporates eco-friendly practices, promotes longevity, and mitigates environmental impact in Houston's landscape revitalization.
In a transformative collaboration with New Hope Housing Reed and Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community Campus, Houston unveils the Urban Prairie and Reed Park Resiliency Project, reshaping a 5-acre site into a nature sanctuary.
Beyond aesthetics, the project strategically tackles flood mitigation, water capture, and the establishment of a green corridor for at-risk communities. With features like vegetable gardens, butterfly spaces, and earthworm farming, the site forms a dynamic ecosystem within the urban landscape.
The various plant life attracts species like the Painted Bunting and Eastern Meadowlark, supporting a bird-friendly habitat. Native prairie restoration introduces essential plants like Bluestem grasses, Indian Blanket, and Texas Coneflower, fostering biodiversity.
Benefits include the restoration of the prairie ecosystem, creation of a green corridor, flood mitigation, and successful public-private partnerships. Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood, the project offers nature-based opportunities for visitors.
Supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in collaboration with Wells Fargo, this project underscores Houston’s commitment to resilient, community-driven initiatives.