Air Alliance Houston Seeks Development Director

The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is the chief fundraiser for Air Alliance Houston. The Development Director is responsible for executing the strategic fundraising plan of the organization. The Development Director also cultivates sponsorships and individual donors at every level of giving. The position includes some grant management responsibilities, including writing and administration of smaller grants.Click Here for full description of requirements and responsibilities, and how to apply.

NEW! Memorial Park Conservancy seeks Conservation Manager

The Conservation Manager is responsible for restoration and enhancement of Memorial Park’s natural environment as part of the overall execution of the Park’s long-range master plan and to deepen Memorial Park’s position as a leader in urban park management and ecological restoration. Duties and responsibilities will involve project and program execution, research and data collection, community and organizational collaboration. To learn more, visitwww.memorialparkconservancy.org.

Environmental Headlines for the Houston Region: July 17, 2015

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  1. Harris County warns of possible contaminated drinking water; more testing set (Kim McGuire – Houston Chronicle, 7/6/2016)
    “Harris County Public Health officials have warned a group of people who live near a Channelview Superfund site not to drink their tap water after dioxins were possibly detected in some private wells. County officials, however, acknowledged that a laboratory error requires them to retest the water and the initial results from 100 private wells may prove to be incorrect. The second tests are expected to be conducted Thursday and results should be available in three weeks. In the meantime, health officials sent a letter dated July 1 to the residents near the San Jacinto Waste Pits advising them to drink bottled water until the second test is concluded.”
    www.houstonchronicle.com
  2. City: Telling everybody about the hazardous chemicals stored all over town wouldn’t be safe (Swamplot, 7/7/2016)
    “A Houston Chronicle attempt to get more info about the surprise chemical warehouse fire that turned Spring Branch Creek blood red earlier this year has been denied by the city, writes Matt Dempsey this week. The city has reportedly appealed to the state attorney general’s office to block the records request, as well as the paper’s broader request for “the name and address of every facility that files a hazardous material inventory form.” The early May fire spread from a residence on Laverne St., igniting still-unquantified amounts of still-unnamed chemicals stored at the Custom Packaging & Filling warehouse behind it — a business that didn’t show up on the list of storage facilities the Chronicle was able to compile from local emergency planning groups, after the city and state blocked a previous request for similar info last year. ”
    http://swamplot.com
  3. Design of White Oak Bayou in Houston getting another look (Houston Chronicle, 7/13/2016)
    “When Bob Lee looks out at the White Oak Bayou, he sees a waterway that could be so much more. Lined by concrete surfaces to better channel floodwaters, the bayou northwest of downtown draws walkers and bikers to its walkways, but much of the corridor is hardly a scenic gathering place. In contrast, Houstonians flock to nearby Buffalo Bayou Park, where the waterway flows through a natural landscape of trees, plants and grasses. “It would be so nice to be walking along something that was more like Buffalo Bayou,” said Lee, a resident of Houston’s Heights neighborhood for more than 30 years who sits on the White Oak Bayou Association board. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/29vzsUP ) reports that now, aging infrastructure and costly repairs are prompting the Harris County Flood Control District and a local redevelopment authority to take a second look at the White Oak Bayou’s design.”
    www.chron.com

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