Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? Association Management, Inc. (AMI)-Kingwood will make it easy to be green this post-holiday season by collecting Christmas trees now through January 9 for the annual Dunes Day project to rebuild the sand dunes along Brazoria County beaches.
"We appreciate the support of Association Management Inc.-Kingwood office in our goal to collect the more than 20,000 Christmas trees needed to reconstruct the dunes devastated by Hurricane Ike,” said Brazoria County Parks Department Director Richard Hurd.
Area citizens may drop off their Christmas trees (no artificial or flocked trees, or decorations, please) at the AMI-Kingwood office, 900 Rockland Drive, Suite 144 through January 9. Brazoria County precinct crews will transport the trees to the beach.
According to AMI President/COO Glenda Regenbaum, the company will encourage homeowners in its Kingwood-area communities to help keep this holiday season “green” by recycling their Christmas trees. Recycling the Christmas trees will not only help keep Kingwood “green” but it will also play an important role in saving the sand dunes along the Texas Gulf Coast.
The sand dunes on Brazoria County’s beaches saved a significant amount of property from the sudden surge and battering waves during Hurricane Ike. The dunes helped protect property, roadways, and wetlands, but at a heavy cost -- the windblown sand was lost.
“The dunes are coming back due in large part to last year’s Dunes Day efforts, but they still need help,” explained Hurd. “Should Brazoria County land another big storm in 2010, the dunes will need to be in the best condition possible to help protect Brazoria County and its beaches.”
Dunes Day volunteers will meet at Quintana and near Surfside at 9 a.m. on Saturday, 23 January, to position and stake the discarded trees in place to catch windblown sand and rebuild the dune line. Volunteers must bring a hammer and gloves; the County will provide stakes and twine. Trees also may be dropped off at Quintana Beach County Park or with the City of Surfside, according to the Save Our Beach Association.
For more information, contact Rich Tillman at (979) 864-1558 ext 112 or James Glover at (979) 864-1541 ext 3. For information about the AMI-Kingwood drop-off, call (281) 358-9090.
Association Management, Inc. (AMI), is the Houston area’s oldest and largest privately owned company offering a full range of professional management services to a wide variety of communities. One of the first Accredited Association Management Companies (AAMC) in the nation, AMI was acknowledged by The Community Associations Institute (CAI) as an outstanding professional community association management company based on its experience, professionalism, and continuing education. The company currently has a corporate office in Houston, as well as regional offices in Kingwood, The Woodlands, Austin and a new office in Pearland.