Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Tools & Resources Webinar: Urban Background @ Online
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm

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Identifying the source of soil contaminants is vital to decision-making during an environmental cleanup. EPA researchers are collecting data that can be used to inform decision-making in urban settings in the Southeastern United States and establish methods that can be used elsewhere.

This webinar will present the methodology developed for collecting a city-wide or urban area background data set and general results of southeastern cities data collected to date, and it also will highlight a case study that used the sampling methodology and data to inform decision making.

Who should attend?

Representatives of state environment and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, and others interested in learning about EPA tools and resources available to help inform decision-making.

 

Register here!

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Audubon Bird Survey @ Baytown Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am

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Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. Jan & David Hanson are the leaders. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit houstonaudubon.org.

 

Meet at BNC Visitor Center

Bring water, snacks, insect repellant and binoculars!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Jan
31
Wed
2018
Water Research Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator @ Online
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

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Stormwater discharges continue to cause impairment of our Nation’s waterbodies. Conventional stormwater infrastructure, or gray infrastructure, is largely designed to move stormwater away from urban areas through pipes and conduit. Runoff from these surfaces can overwhelm sewer systems and end up contaminating local waterways. When stormwater runs off impervious streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and rooftops, it can carry pollutants to streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff flows can also cause erosion and flooding that can damage property, infrastructure, and wildlife habitat. In addition to runoff problems, impervious surfaces also prevent water from penetrating the soil and recharging groundwater supplies.

Green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, and porous pavement, is becoming an increasingly attractive way to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that flows into wastewater treatment plants or into waterbodies untreated, and to recharge aquifers. It provides many environmental, social, and economic benefits that promote urban livability, such as improved surface water quality, water conservation, and improved aesthetic and property value. EPA researchers have been studying green infrastructure practices and developing models and tools to help communities manage their stormwater runoff and address nutrient impairment.

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site. This webinar will introduce the newest features of the Calculator, which is now available as a mobile web application and can be used on smartphones and tablets.

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EPA has also added a cost estimation module that allows planners and managers to evaluate green infrastructure practices based on comparison of regional and national project planning level cost estimates and predicted performance.

Register Here!

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Volunteers Needed for 11th Annual Texas STEM Conference @ Moody Gardens
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day
Feb
2
Fri
2018
Volunteers Needed for 11th Annual Texas STEM Conference @ Moody Gardens
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day
Feb
3
Sat
2018
Volunteers Needed for 11th Annual Texas STEM Conference @ Moody Gardens
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference @ University of Houston, 271 Student Center
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome to Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Fifth Annual Regional Conference in Texas! People who have been to our regional conferences have called them “life-changing, empowering, and inspiring.”

CCL will gather this year in Houston, the major energy hub of our region and a city that has faced many climate change enhanced disasters in these past three years. CCL will gather to share our support for policies which will manage carbon emissions and help our region transition to the clean energy capital of the country. No single individual can create the political will for action on climate, but all of us are affected by climate change. Together, we have the power to restore the climate by coming together to learn how to move Congress towards solutions.

The 2018 CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference, located in Houston, TX is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions. The 3rd Coast Region – Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – is large and diverse, but common concerns are shared due to the climate impacts already manifesting in and along our coasts, farmlands, cities, canyons, and bayous.

Speakers will include:

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist
Greg Bertelsen, Senior Vice President, Climate Leadership Council
Madeleine Para, Vice President of Programs, Citizens’ Climate Lobby