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 Foundation, Artist 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.
The Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon will be held on October 28 at Willow Waterhole Greenway. Admission and parking are free for all visitors. For those wishing to participate in the tournament, there will be a fee of $20 that allows them to compete in Fly Fishing and Conventional Divisions. Other activities include fishing clinics and and invasive species presentation. The event will be held with the cooperation of the The Texas Flyfishers, and starts at 8:00 am at Westbury Lake (5300 Dryad). For further details, please download the flyer.
You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala, Sunset on the Bayou. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building.This event will be located at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on Thursday, November 2 with cocktails at 6:30 PM and a seated dinner proceeding at 8:00 PM. Click here to view the invitation. Tables of ten are $25,000; $15,000; $10,000 and $6,000. Individual tickets are $1,500; $1,000 and $600. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.
All are welcome to attend.
Urban Wild is a group of young professionals actively supporting the work of Memorial Park Conservancy through membership and service. In return, Urban Wild members are exposed to various professional networks, as well as opportunities to learn more about, and advocate for, a treasured Houston greenspace. Enjoy a lovely night underneath the stars on top of the Living Bridge with food, lights, and music at their annual Urban Wild Bridge Bash by registering as a member.
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.
Please Join White Oak Bayou Association for its 2017 Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Historic Heights Fire Station – Street Level
107 West 12th Street, Houston, TX 77008
6:00 pm Social/Networking
7:00 pm Special Guest Introductions and Presentation
Presenter: Gary F. Zika* – Federal Projects Department Manager for Harris County Flood Control
Title: Review of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project
8:00 pm General Meeting
The Brays Bayou Association meets the third Monday of each month at The Gathering Place. Brays Bayou Association does not currently have a website.
The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit www.sbftexas.com.