Calendar

Oct
18
Wed
2017
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Technical Advisory CommitteeThe Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews and evaluates H-GAC’s regional transportation plans and provides its recommendations to the TPC. The TAC is an appointed body, which is comprised of representatives of member governments and special citizen interest groups with expertise in transportation planning. TAC members are appointed by the TPC to assist with the coordination of the Transportation Improvement Program, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and other transportation planning activities.

The agenda for each meeting can be found at www.h-gac.com/taq.

TAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held the second floor of H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027. Dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center
Oct 19 @ 3:00 am
Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. David Hanson is the leader. 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.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments @ Houston Galveston Area Council
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments @ Houston Galveston Area Council | Houston | Texas | United States

Please join the Community and Environmental Planning department from the Houston-Galveston Area Council on October 20, 2017, from 9:00 AM to noon at their annual Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments as they discuss ideas as to how we can make implementation a reality in our communities. Be sure to register online.

Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane, Second Floor Conference Rooms
Houston, TX 77027

H-GAC Fall Planning Workshop @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

H-GAC’s Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments, will be a half-day workshop series for local governments features presentations on best planning practices for communities.

This year’s workshop will focus on implementation. Discussion points will include:

  • How do you keep your plan off the shelf?
  • How do you pay for it?
  • How do you do it?

Registration will open in the fall. 

To be added to the list to receive more information, contact Amanda Thorin at 713-993-4587.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Bird Watching with the Houston Audubon @ Woodland Park
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

Friends of Woodland ParkJason Bonilla will conduct another bird watching adventure in Woodland Park. Meet Friends of Woodland Park in front of the community building, bring your binoculars (optional) and join in for some birding fun on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 7:30 to 9:00 AM.

Pro-tips: Wear long pants, boots if you have them, and apply mosquito spray.

Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15  8:00 AM
Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Houston Geological Society’s Earth Science Week Field Trip @ Panther Creek, Montgomery County Preserve, south of The Woodlands
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Houston Geological Society’s 2017 ESW Field Trip is a Free family-friendly outdoor geology field trip.

Come explore geological stream processes with us!  See point bars, cut banks, delta bar deposits, meanders, sediment flow structures and log jams.  Find out what a thalweg is.

Field Trip Leader:  Erik Scott

Wildlife Experts:  Available for plant, bug and bird identification.

This is a WALKING field trip.  There is nothing to collect.  Bring a camera and binoculars for birding.

Services:  No facilities on site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  See the following 2017 Field trip Downloads:

Oct
23
Mon
2017
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) Meeting @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) Meeting @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor | Houston | Texas | United States

The PNA Subcommittee (of the Natural Resources Advisory Committee) serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to parks and natural areas, promotes the PNA Award Program, and maintains a regional inventory of parks. The PNA subcommittee facilitates information exchange and planning efforts between various stakeholders and collaborators to protect and preserve parks and natural areas across the region.

Come out for the next meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Subcommittee from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Monday, October 23, 2017, at H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor. During this meeting they will discuss judges’ scores for the 2017 PNA Awards. Register to attend or for more information please email andrea.tantillo@h-gac.com.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
H-GAC’s Bringing Back Main Street Roundtable @ Angelton Recreation Center
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We’d like to invite you to learn more about how communities throughout the Houston-Galveston region are revitalizing their downtowns at H-GAC’s Bringing Back Main Street: Revitalization Roundtable on Tuesday, October 24.

During this roundtable, the Texas Historical Commission will present ways they support local downtown commercial districts and their small business tenants.

Emily Koller will talk about DowntownTX.org, a new tool from the commission that showcases downtown real estate and acts as a data clearinghouse for Main Street programs, economic development coordinators, chambers of commerce, and others.

Not only will you hear about exciting innovative programs, there will be an opportunity to network with others working to improve our region’s downtowns.