Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Canoe, Creek, and Commissioner Paddle with Bayou Land Conservancy @ Jones Nature Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

Kick-off the cooler weather with this smooth paddle up Spring Creek to the beautiful white sand beach where Spring Creek and Cypress Creek meet. Join Harris County Commissioner Pct. 4 Jack Cagle for this fun trip down the beautiful Spring Creek Greenway. Meeting point is at Jones Nature Center (20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338) at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 21, 2017. We will have a good number of canoes and tandem kayaks available, but you can also bring your own (if bringing your own, please arrive no later than 3:45 PM to offload your boat at the launch site). Registration is required. Canoe, Creek, and Commissioner Paddle will fill up, so make your reservations soon!

Oct
24
Tue
2017
CWI: Better Public Engagement Practices @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Public engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit between two or more groups. Most public entities conduct some form of public engagement regularly to better inform their internal processes and to meet federal, state and local requirements. But how can those entities and others in the region better engage in meaningful interactions with their constituents?

Join H-GAC for another Clean Waters Initiative workshop on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Conference Rooms B and C (second floor) to learn more about public engagement efforts in the region and how you can apply successful techniques to your own projects.

Speakers from the Galveston Bay FoundationArtist Boat, and the Texas A&M – Texas Coastal Watershed Program will provide participants with an overview of the mechanisms they have used to engage partners, stakeholders, and the public. Speakers will highlight which efforts have been successful, providing “lessons learned” to help attendees better engage in their respective communities.

Following each presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and further delve into the topic area. For additional information or assistance, e-mail Kathy.Janhsen@h-gac.com or call 713-993-2423.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
The Swamp Thing Gala – Bayou Land Conservancy Benefit @ Southwestern Energy Headquarters
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join Bayou Land Conservancy on November 11, 2017, as they celebrate another successful year of conserving land along our bayous, creeks and streams at their “Swamp Thing Gala.” You might even learn some fun facts about wetlands and all the critters and plants that live there. Share a night of inspiration with co-workers, clients, friends and nature lovers. Who knows, you could catch a glimpse of the mysterious “swamp thing”! The event will be held at the beautiful Southwestern Energy Headquarters, a 26-acre property located adjacent to the Spring Creek Greenway just off I-45. The grounds are planted with native plants and grasses that are irrigated with water from the nearby retention ponds. The sites serves as an excellent example of environmentally friendly actions that we can all employ. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale and can be purchased online at bayoulandconservancy.secure.force.com.

Nov
12
Sun
2017
Houston Climate Protection Alliance Meeting @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm

HCPA generally meets the second Sunday of the month, 1:00 PM (possibly 12:30 summer months) to about 1:30, on the second floor (check Sunday activities sheet at front desk for room assignment) at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. at Southmore.  Speakers talk about new developments in climate science and solutions, and we share the ups and downs of being climate activists.  The meeting includes the church’s Climate Action Team, which focuses on how the church community can be part of the solution.

Dec
10
Sun
2017
Houston Climate Protection Alliance Meeting @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

HCPA generally meets the second Sunday of the month, 1:00 PM (possibly 12:30 summer months) to about 1:30, on the second floor (check Sunday activities sheet at front desk for room assignment) at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. at Southmore.  Speakers talk about new developments in climate science and solutions, and we share the ups and downs of being climate activists.  The meeting includes the church’s Climate Action Team, which focuses on how the church community can be part of the solution.