Calendar

Oct
10
Tue
2017
Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Diversion Forecast Workshop @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Diversion Forecast Workshop @ Houston-Galveston Area Council

The Houston-Galveston Area Council invites you to attend a MSW Generation and Diversion Forecast Workshop for the H-GAC Planning Region on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. H-GAC and NewGen Strategies and Solutions, LLC (NewGen) will present the findings and answer questions about the MSW Generation and Diversion Forecast study completed earlier this year by NewGen for H-GAC. Registration is free but will close on Monday, October 9. A light breakfast will be provided.

Waller County Transportation Plan Public Meeting @ Brookshire Convention Center
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H–GAC), has partnered with Waller County, to create a transportation plan for the county. The Waller County Transportation Plan will examine current and future transportation, land use, and socio-economic conditions, both within and surrounding Waller County. The focus of the plan will be to determine Waller County’s future transportation infrastructure needs while preserving the county’s environmentally sensitive areas, agricultural land uses and heritage. The Waller County Transportation Plan will include recommended revisions to the county thoroughfare plan, and the creation of prioritized projects and policies in the form of “implementation workbooks” for each of the participating jurisdictions.

The Waller County Transportation Plan will include a vigorous public outreach process that actively engages a wide range of stakeholders in the planning process. The Public Involvement Plan (PIP) incorporates a variety of meetings that will ensure that diverse public interests are being served, interested stakeholders are being educated, and that the comments and suggestions from the public reach the study team. Attend a public meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to share your transportation issues and ideas on existing and future road, transit, cycling and pedestrian needs in Waller County.

Update on Texas Central Railway High Speed Rail Project @ Trini Mendenhall Community Center
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CTC logo.jpgJoin the Citizens’ Transportation Coalition on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, for an informative discussion with Michael Moore, Regional Vice President at Texas Central Partners on the status of the Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail project. Mr. Moore will provide an update on the project, its alignment, and regulatory status from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, followed by a Q&A session until 8:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public; register online and share with your friends and colleagues.

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Oct
12
Thu
2017
Waller County Transportation Plan Public Meeting @ Waller County Community Center
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H–GAC), has partnered with Waller County, to create a transportation plan for the county. The Waller County Transportation Plan will examine current and future transportation, land use, and socio-economic conditions, both within and surrounding Waller County. The focus of the plan will be to determine Waller County’s future transportation infrastructure needs while preserving the county’s environmentally sensitive areas, agricultural land uses and heritage. The Waller County Transportation Plan will include recommended revisions to the county thoroughfare plan, and the creation of prioritized projects and policies in the form of “implementation workbooks” for each of the participating jurisdictions.

The Waller County Transportation Plan will include a vigorous public outreach process that actively engages a wide range of stakeholders in the planning process. The Public Involvement Plan (PIP) incorporates a variety of meetings that will ensure that diverse public interests are being served, interested stakeholders are being educated, and that the comments and suggestions from the public reach the study team. Attend a public meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to share your transportation issues and ideas on existing and future road, transit, cycling and pedestrian needs in Waller County.

Oct
13
Fri
2017
The Mercer Society’s 10th Annual Garden Party Gala @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Located in Mercer Botanic Gardens’ beautiful Treehouse Courtyard, The Mercer Society’s premier fundraising event is an enchanted evening featuring a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live auction, a wine pull, live entertainment, and more on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. The Gala will headline the magical talents of Ben Jackson, a two-time International Champion of Magic. The 2017 Gala Honorees are Judy Bell and Retired State Senator Jon Lindsay. Register early as ticket prices will increase after October 4.

For more information regarding the gala, registrations, sponsorships, and underwriter opportunities visit www.themercersociety.org or call Mercer Botanic Gardens at 713-274-4160.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Oct
16
Mon
2017
KBH: Recycle-Bowl
Oct 16 – Nov 15 all-day

Image result for recycle bowlRecycle-Bowl is a free competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. On August 1, schools may start to register for the 2017 competition, which aims to invigorate student participation in recycling via an exciting and engaging national K-12 competition. Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective actions ANYONE can do to protect natural resources, conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. Recycling also provides materials that are made into new products. Want to ignite recycling in your school? Friendly competition is a proven way to motivate young people toward adopting sustainable behaviors.

Below you will find additional key dates for this year’s competition. If you have any questions, please contact Isaac Nicholson.

  • August 1 – Registration Opens
  • October 13 – Registration Deadline
  • October 16 – Competition Starts
  • November 15 – Competition Ends

Register your school here or learn more about Recycle-Bowl at www.kab.org/recycle-bowl/.

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
Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Action Symposium @ United Way of Greater Houston
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 3:15 pm

The Bayou Preservation Association’s 14th Annual Symposium,  Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Actionwill take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, and will feature timely presentations by Andrew Groocock and Anne Olson of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership; Beth White, Executive Director of the Houston Parks Board; Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle; Russ Poppe, P,E., the Executive Director of the Harris County Flood Control District; John Blount, P.E., Harris County Engineer; Dr. Kathlie Jeng-Bullock, P.E., from the Office of the City Engineer of the City of Houston; Jeff Taebel of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Kyle Shelton of the Rice Kinder Institute, and representatives from the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program.

The event admission includes a coffee service during both a morning and afternoon break along with a catered lunch. Get your individual ticket or consider being a sponsor for the event by registering and ordering tickets online.