Houston Environmental News Update January 18, 2017

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Name That Nest!
We’ve chosen this photo in honor of Houston’s Arbor Day, which is coming up this weekend. I suppose we should be asking you to name that tree! If you can guess both, send an email to rachel@cechouston.org for a discount on film tickets. Thank you to former CEC Board Member Della Barbato for this photo.

We hope everyone made it through the rain safely. Be sure to check events to see about possible weather delays or cancellations.

We’ll be sending out an email tomorrow confirming the local films that we will be showing as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, which we are hosting at the River Oaks Theatre on January 25 & 26, 2017–just one week away! Early-bird pricing ends at 5:00 pm on Friday. Ticket sales are higher than last year and we might sell out, so don’t wait too long to buy your tickets.


2016wsfflogoFilm Festival January 25 & 26, 2017
Buy tickets at cecfilmfest2017.eventbrite.com! Tickets are now on sale for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, on January 25 & 26, 2017! We’ll show 24 short films over two nights, including local films.

Learn more about the event at cechouston.org, and check out our facebook page for the latest updates.

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Artist Boat seeks Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager

The Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager is a senior level position and is primarily responsible for fostering, designing, managing, maintaining, and growing Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve (600 acre preserve with a potential growth to 1,400 acres), Habitat Restoration Adventure Program, on-campus NativeScaping Program, and newly forming volunteer stewardship and volunteer program at the Coastal Heritage Preserve. A large focus of this program is on land management and restoration of the Coastal Heritage Preserve, maintaining and fostering partnerships with a variety of entities to develop and implement habitat management and public access plans at the Coastal Heritage Preserve, restoring habitats on barrier islands and Galveston Bay, and bringing K-Grey learners to the coastal environment for stewardship experiences. The goal of the Habitat and Stewardship Program is to deliver place-based and experiential learning to K-Grey learners and partners in order to build a stewardship ethic that results in restored, ud113007 enhanced, and conserved lands that benefit the public and the wildlife in the coastal zone. Download the full job description from artistboat.org.

Environmental Defense Fund Seeking Air Quality Manager

The Manager will be responsible for media and outreach efforts of a broad coalition of air academic and NGO partners in the Houston Area. Graduate degree, or equivalent work experience, in marketing, public policy, public health, or business. Project and people management skills, strategic ability, management of coalition groups, and experience working with a political or advocacy group required. Bilingual in Spanish and established network of media and community contacts in the Houston area preferred. Visit edf.org/jobs for a full list of responsibilities and requirements, and instructions on how to apply.