Oyster Creek Trail Expansion and Installation of New Pedestrian Bridges

Dust off your tennis shoes because one of the best amenities in the District is about to get even better! It is the expansion of the Oyster Creek Trail and installation of new clear span pedestrian bridges along Oyster Creek. The project, which received grant funding from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, will begin this spring with the addition of one more mile of trail and the replacement of existing pedestrian bridges with three (3) new bridges.

Flagging the trail location in the field, ordering the new bridges and demolishing the existing bridges will be the first order of business prior to construction of the new trail beginning. It is anticipated that the project will take approximately six (6) months to complete once the contractor receives a notice to proceed.

The map shows the existing trail and bridge locations, and the expanded trail and new bridge locations. It also identifies access points and provides the trail distances for Oyster Creek and Long Lake Trails (the lake by the recreation and welcome centers).

For questions or comments about this project or other District matters email the District at the following link: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.

Oyster Creek Trail Map

Learn to Use Water Wisely – Yard & Garden

Although temperatures are frigid now, before long spring will be upon us and our yards and gardens will become a hub of activity between the installation of new flowers and shrubs, fertilization of our lawns or the planting of our spring gardens. As we begin making our plans for future weekends of lawn and garden work we typically focus on those improvements that enhance the quality of live and the aesthetics of our homes. However, special consideration should be given to practices that help conserve one of our most precious resources, WATER.

Did you know that during the summer months 50% ‐ 80% of our water consumption is used outside according to the Texas Water Development Board? And as much as half of that may be wasted? With the rising cost of water, it benefits all of us to make a more conscious effort to conserve water. So as you plan your spring outdoor activities take time to read North Fort Bend Water Authority’s two (2) page brochure on “Learning to Use Water Wisely – Yard & Garden.” This handy brochure provides consumers with a variety of suggestions on water saving practices.

Other great references for native and drought tolerant plant material and water smart practices can be found at the Association of Water Board Directors website, http://www.awbdtx.org/pdf/Water_Smart_Books_04.pdf.