Lake Houston Wilderness seeks Park Interns for Winter/Spring 2017

hpardThe Houston Parks and Recreation Department has two openings for internships at Lake Houston Wilderness Park. Duties and Responsibilities include: assisting with all aspects of park operations, grounds maintenance, and facility maintenance; assisting the Park Naturalist with programming and the Nature Center; assisting Park Manager with research projects; assisting the park reservation staff; and a special internship project. Housing is provided and the pay is $12/hour. Send resume to; (832) 395-7314. Learn more at: Internship Lake Houston Wilderness Park – Fall 2016. (Note: job specifications are the same, dates are different.)

Houston City Council Agenda – October 26, 2016

cityofhoustonThe city will consider the following agenda items at the October 26, 2016, Houston City Council Meeting.

  • 17 – Ordinance amending Article XII of Chapter 47 of the Code of Ordinances relating to storm water discharge. The proposed changes are necessary to comply with new EPA mandated requirements, including: clarifying what non-stormwater discharges are allowed to enter the storm sewer system and requiring small construction sites to perform best management practices to prevent unauthorized stormwater discharges.
  • 43 – Ordinance appropriating $1.9 million out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund for the installation of a Main Canal Radial Gate Bypass supplying raw water to the City of Houston and operated by the Coastal Water Authority. The gate structure controls the flow of water downstream to the Lynchburg Reservoir and maintains adequate water surface levels for agricultural and industrial customers. The gate is in need of repairs to extend its useful life. The project is located in Dayton, TX and is expected to last 270 calendar days.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Seeks Communications and Events Coordinator

This Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) position is full-time, benefits eligible. The Communications and Events Coordinator will assist in BBPs Director of Public Relations and Events with developing and implementing the organizations overall communications program and producing BBPs signature events. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning and overseeing the annual major fundraising events of the Bayou Bash, Partership Gala, and boat tours; oversee BBP’s young professionals group, conduct campaigns to recruit/retain members. Coordinate steering committee meetings, plan on-going activities and programs. Management of social media, including facebook, twitter and instagram; will take leadership role for increasing interaction with these social media website. Assist with quarterly updates of BBP’s mobile app, and the research, writing, and editing of various e-blasts, marketing collateral and media press releases. Experience with Adobe, Microsoft applications, WordPress, social media platforms needed. Leadership skills and proactive qualities a plus. Familiarity with the greater Houston area and parks preferred. Bachelors degree in Marketing, Events Management, and Communcations and related field. Two-five years of demonstrated experience preferred. Full time, salaried, benefits eligible. Submit resume and cover letter to NO phone calls please.