In 2019, the non-profit successfully addressed their goals through partnerships.
A $20,000 grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Motor North America and $1,900 from Entergy Texas plus the support of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Kountze ISD, Sabine Neches Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, Big Thicket Association’s Thicket of Diversity, and the National Park Conservation Association facilitated restoration and resilience on Pine Island Bayou following Hurricane Harvey. Debris was removed along a 7.5 mile segment of the bayou. Students explored conservation strategies through service learning and citizen science. Youth participated in a Science Fair, native plantings, the creation of multimedia projects, and assistance in the collection of ants with researcher, Dr. Scott Solomon, of Rice University.