Calendar

May
24
Thu
2018
H-GAC Disaster Debris Workshop @ H-GAC Conference Room B, Second Floor
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
During this workshop, participants will look beyond the first six months of debris management operations and examine aspects of recovery that could span a year or longer.
Topics include:
  • Demolition
  • Debris removal from waterways
  • Getting extensions from FEMA for debris operations
  • Identification of mitigation opportunities
  • Documenting and applying lessons learned to improve future response to debris generating incidents
Register to attend in person, or register to attend via webinar. For more information, contact  Erin Livingston at 713-993-2525.

Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson.  The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show  how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff,  protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting [email protected].

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s 2018 State of Mobility @ The Houstonian Hotel
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region for our 3rd Annual State of Mobility featuring Mayor Sylvester Turner – learn what’s next for Houston’s mobility makeover and be part of the Mayor’s vision for connecting communities, investing in infrastructure and building a better quality of life.

The Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region is a coalition of businesses, nonprofits & governments working for the Houston region’s mobility needs.

Water Efficiency Network meeting on Regional Water Planning @ Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Water Efficiency Network of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation Network welcomes Jason Afinowicz, P.E., Associate and Project Manager for Freese and Nichols, Inc., in a talk titled “Regional Water Planning: What Is It & Why Is It Important to Me?”

Jason Afinowicz is managing the Region H Water Plan, a part of the Texas State Water Plan. In 1997, the state legislature determined that a Texas State Water Plan for the 2000-2050 timeframe would be developed through a regional water planning approach. Revised plans would be developed every 5 years. To accomplish this, 16 “regional” water planning groups were formed. Montgomery County and all or part of 15 other counties in our area are within Region H. The stakeholder-driven process includes the culmination of a long-range plan to meet the region’s need for water in 2070, when the population of the region is expected to reach almost 12 million people, as well as the sustained growth of the region’s massive industrial complex. Region H is in the fifth cycle of the 5-year planning process and is currently preparing the 2021-2071 plan. Each plan includes determining how much water the region will need over the 50-year period (demand), the supply of water that is available during that time frame (available groundwater, surface water, etc.), and what strategies the region can implement in order to meet deficits (desalination, new reservoirs, increased conservation, etc.). This process affects every resident and business in Montgomery County and the region. Moreover, Region H wants you to get involved.

Interactive Planning Tools Seminar Series @ H-GAC Training Room, Second Floor
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Interactive Planning Tools Seminar Series @ H-GAC Training Room, Second Floor | Houston | Texas | United States

H-GAC is hosting a series of seminars and hands-on workshops to learn to use H-GAC’s interactive web applications for community and transportation planning. Participants will have access to computers to participate in an interactive session to master the use of these online applications.

A webinar option is also available; however, hands-on activities will be presented to in-person attendees only.

  • Seminar 1: Demographic Explorer and Snapshot – Thursday, March 22
  • Seminar 2: Regional Employment Snapshot & Commute Patterns – Thursday, April 26
  • Seminar 3: Activity-Connectivity Explorer – Thursday, May 24

Seminar 1 focuses on the Demographic Explorer and Snapshot which provides quick and easy access to US Census American Community Survey data

Learn how to customize the data displayed to fit your needs:

  • Draw and select an area of interest
  • Query the data for more information
  • Perform market analysis
  • Summarize and download data
  • Directly use the demographic snapshot tool and maps for presentations

For more information, visit h-gac.com.

Kingwood Farmers Market @ Kingwood Town Center Park
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

No automatic alt text available.Every Thursday, rain or shine, from 2 pm to 6 pm (3 pm to 7 pm during Daylight Saving Time), Lake Houston Area residents visit Kingwood Town Center Park to pick up produce, fresh bread, homemade soaps, herbs, flowers, plants, Indian food, and more from Kingwood Farmers Market.

The Kingwood Famers Market makes our community stronger because shoppers have the opportunity to meet the faces behind their food and vendors get chance to meet and connect with the communities they nourish.

For information on becoming a vendor email Mike at [email protected]

Westchase Farmers Market @ Parking lot of St. Cyril's of Alexandria Church
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Westchase Farmers Market will open on Thursday, October 24. Sponsored by the Westchase District, the market will operate on Thursdays from 3-6 pm (4 to 7 pm during the summer months) in the parking lot of St. Cyril’s of Alexandria Church, 10503 Westheimer (at Rogerdale), just a few blocks outside the Beltway.  For more information, go towww.westchasedistrict.com or contact the market manager, John Carey ([email protected]westchasedistrict.com).

Prairie Seed Collecting @ Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas, or HNPAT, meets monthly on 4th Thursdays of the month, most months (check calendar), at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in the McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park! (1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. Parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum); 6:30 p.m. Refreshments; 7:00 p.m. Meeting Starts. Meetings are free and open to the public. Come and learn with us about our native prairies!