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    10. l.    
BAYTOWN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting Date: 08/12/2021  
Subject:    Port of Houston Authority's 2021 Community Grants Program
Prepared for: Scott Johnson Prepared by: Karen Horner, Legal
Department: Parks and Recreation  

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ITEM
Consider a resolution authorizing the City of Baytown to accept a grant from the Port of Houston Authority's 2021 Community Grants Program.
PREFACE
This proposed resolution authorizes the City of Baytown to accept a grant from the Port of Houston Authority's 2021 Community Grants Program (the "Program").  The Program is a Port of Houston Authority (the "Authority") initiative focused on investing resources into meaningful projects and programs to enhance local communities while advancing the Authority's mission and vision as part of its strategic plan.  

The City applied for grant funding under the Program for the Chandler Arboretum Greenhouse at the Baytown Nature Center ("BNC").  The arboretum will be located on property formerly identified as Westwood Little League Park on Shrek Road and will include:
  • themed gardens,
  • a treetop canopy walkway,
  • a bog boardwalk,
  • picnic and meeting pavilions,
  • native prairie
  • educational signage
  • an educational greenhouse, which will be for used:
    • to grow plants for BNC's butterfly gardens and wetlands restoration projects;
    • to host:
      • botanical educational programs,
      • master gardener workshops,
      • Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District ("GCCISD") agri-science field trips, and
      • a "Kinder-garden site for GCCID's youngest students; and
    • to offer the public a location where they can learn about wetlands and terrestrial plants and how they can enhance their own backyard habitat.
The City has been awarded $50,000 under the Program for the Chandler Arboretum Greenhouse at the Baytown Nature Center.

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No fiscal impact.
Attachments
Resolution - HPA Grant
Grant Agreement

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