About Friends

What are we?

The Friends of the Baytown Nature Center is a non-profit corporation organized under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.

The Friends of the Baytown Center include individuals, families, corporations and non-profit groups who believe in the importance of protecting, sustaining and improving the Baytown Nature Center because of its rich historical past and its unique wildlife habitat.

What do Friends do?

Friends work cooperatively with the City of Baytown Parks and Recreation Department to assist in the continuing development and improvement of the Baytown Center.

We provide assistance in project planning, organizing public events, publicity, fund raising, and we work as volunteers to complete many smaller improvement projects each year.

How do we operate?

Martin House The Friends of the Baytown Nature Center operates according to the By-Laws of the corporation.

We have a Board of Directors that are elected by the membership.  Directors serve rotating, three-year terms.

Officers of the corporation are elected annually by the Board of Directors.

Meetings are held monthly, on the third Thursday of the month, at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center at 5:30 PM. All members are welcome to attend these meetings.

Volunteer workdays are organized periodically to complete projects at the nature center.  Various committees are formed for task and projects.

How do I become a member?

Complete the membership application form on the "Join Friends" menu and return it with membership dues to:  The Friends of the Baytown Nature Center, P.O. Box 8177, Baytown TX 77521