Wildflower Planting Program

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 (FBCMUD146) recently planted wildflower seeds along Oyster Creek at James Long Parkway. The project is a pilot program intended to enhance the natural beauty of the greenbelt while also reducing maintenance costs. The District’s vision is to expand the wildflower plantings in future years to include all portions of the Creek in our community.

Wildflowers are planted in the fall and typically begin to appear in early spring providing habitat for pollinators, beneficial insects, and wildlife. In addition to their colorful blooms and offering favorable conditions for native species, wildflowers enhance the surrounding landscape by preventing erosion, improving soil health and water quality, and reducing the impacts of drought. Once established, wildflowers also allow for reduced mowing frequencies, are less prone to disease, and require less water and fertilizer than turf grass and other common ground covers.

For more information about the Wildflower Planting Program, or general inquiries related to FBCMUD146 parks and common areas, please contact us through the District website at http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/ with questions or comments.

Community Photo Contest

Fort Bend MUD No. 146 is updating our District’s website. The District Board of Directors desires to include photos that display the best of our community. We are inviting residents of FBCMUD No. 146 and our neighbors to send us your photos of our Long Meadow Farms community.

All photo submissions will become property of the District.

Professional and or copyrighted photos will not be accepted.

Photos will be used at the discretion of the District and may be edited for the District’s use.

To submit photos please visit us at https://www.fbmud146.org/photo-contest/

Reforestation Program – Oyster Creek Greenbelt and Common Areas Initiative

In November 2016, the Parks Committee and the Board of Directors approved a program that allows residents living adjacent to the Oyster Creek Greenbelt and District Common Areas, a mechanism to install new trees in these District common areas. At the request of the residents living adjacent to these areas and the recreational users of these common areas, the Parks Committee developed a program whereas residents can pay for the purchase and installation of a native tree in a location mutually agreeable to the resident and the District. So far over 45 trees have been planted through this program. Because of the interest in this program, the District is extending it for the Fall 2021 planting. Orders will be taken through October with planting sometime in mid-November.

The purpose of the Reforestation Program is:

  • To provide individual residents the opportunity to install a tree behind their home
  • To promote the installation of new native trees along the greenbelt to ensure a native population of varying maturity
  • To educate the community regarding the positive environmental impacts of reforestation
  • To preserve property values
  • To enhance the quality of life for recreational users of the OCG and the Nature Preserve
  • To maintain or enhance wildlife habitat
  • To sequester carbon dioxide

For pricing or to place your request please contact us at http://www.fbmud146.org/contact.

NFBWA Reclaimed Water Distribution System Construction Update

North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) began construction of a reclaimed water distribution system within Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 on March 1st, 2021. The project is currently under construction in our District and is expected to be complete in December 2021. The project includes the installation of underground pipelines throughout the District to provide reclaimed water for irrigation of our District green spaces and for filling our amenity lakes. The reclaimed water system will reduce the District potable water demand by approximately 260,000 gallons per day. In addition to reducing the District’s demand for potable drinking water, the reclaimed water will be provided at a reduced cost and will benefit the region by reducing our dependence on ground water.

The project is currently in the 3rd phase of construction, which includes areas along Winston Ranch Parkway, Prairie Manor Drive, James long Parkway, Delta Lake, and Mason Road. Construction impact is expected to be minimal as most pipelines are routed through existing District rights-of-way. Pipes are installed using directional drilling methods to minimize disruption of roadways and utilities and reduce impact to sidewalks, landscaping and our green spaces.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com. Questions or comments about the project may be directed to https://www.nfbwa.com/contact-us.

General inquiries for areas within Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 may be directed to http://www.fbmud146.org/contact.

Long Meadow Farms (FBCMUD 146 and 194) Reclaimed Water Distribution Construction Phasing Plan

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