Greater Houston Environmental Summit August 10, 2018


Exploring Hurricane Harvey impacts on our environment and communities – especially in surprising, unexpected ways.

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
at the Community Resource Center of the United Way of Greater Houston

Eventbrite - 2018 Greater Houston Environmental Summit

Annually, CEC hosts a networking and learning event for the extraordinary people who work at or are interested in the work of environmental organizations in the greater Houston region. This year’s program includes:

  • Welcome by Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner 
  • Excellent Featured Speakers 
  • Table Talks–A cross between a break-out session and speed networking
  • Delicious, locally-grown food from Pat Greer’s Kitchen
  • Exhibit tables from CEC member groups and local businesses
  • Great networking
  • A few surprises 🙂
Read on for more information about speakers, table talk leaders, exhibitors, and sponsors.

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Harris County Commissioners Court Agenda – 08/14/18

The Harris County Commissioners Court Agenda considered the following agenda item at the August 14, 2018, meeting. The agenda included:

Recommendations from the county engineer that the court approve certain projects, decrees of public necessity and convenience, acquisition of specific properties, and authorizing eminent domain if necessary:

  • 245 tracts for the Hurricane Harvey Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Disaster recovery project in all precincts for the flood control district
  • 2 tracts Red Bluff Road evacuation route project in Precinct 2
  • 2 tracts for Cypress Greenway in Precinct 4.

Recommendations that the County Judge execute amendments and partnership agreements with:

  • Costello, Inc., in the amount of $329,119 for engineering services for improvements to the Brays Bayou pedestrian bike bridge near Stella Link and Glen Harbor in Precinct 1.
  • LJA Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $304,790 for engineering services for improvements to the Cypress Creek Greenway north and south hike and bike trails at the SH-249 underpass in Precinct 4.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 423 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Balmoral, Section 15 in Precinct 2.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 489 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Bridgeland Parkland Village, Section 19 in Precinct 3.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 489 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Bridgeland Summit Point Crossing, Section 4 street dedication in Precinct 3.
  • Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 5 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Copper Ridge at Indian Trails, Section 1 in Precinct 4
  • BIO/WEST, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000, with a $100 retainer fee, for environmental consulting services in support of county-wide district projects

Recommendation for approval of changes in contracts with:

  • AAA Asphlat Paving Inc., for final constructions of Archbishop Fiorenza Park on North Bank Trail at Windchase Boulevard in Precinct 3, with an addition of $954 to the contract amount

Recommendation for authorization to retain financial surety, and repair and maintain infrastructure for:

  • Taylor Morrison of Texas, Inc., in the amount of $2,010 for Alder Trails, Section 9 in Precinct 3.

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TCEQ seeks Galveston Bay Estuary Program Supervisor

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is seeking a Program Supervisor for the Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP). The Supervisor will manage, direct, and supervise the administrative and technical activities of the GBEP, including the development and execution of an annual grant work plan and projects to implement the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the TCEQ. The Supervisor will builds partnerships and facilitates coordination and implementation of the Galveston Bay Plan, including the facilitation of funding mechanisms involving federal and state agencies, stakeholder organizations, and the public.

For a full job description, including a complete listing of duties, minimum qualifications, preferred requirements, and application instructions, visit

Houston Audubon seeks Bird Conservation Technician

Houston Audubon, a nonprofit organization established in 1969 to conserve wildlife and natural resources on the Upper Texas Coast, is looking for a Bird Conservation Technician to assist the Sanctuaries Manager in day-to-day operations of Houston Audubon’s Upper Texas Coast sanctuaries. Technicians will primarily aid in native habitat restoration of coastal sanctuaries utilizing chainsaws, tractor, sprayers, UTV and herbicides to remove non-native invasive plant species.

This is a 6-9 month seasonal position, starting in mid-September, paying $10/hr up to 40 hours per week, and located on the Bolivar Peninsula. Benefits not included. Shared housing will be provided at Houston Audubon’s Field Station in High Island, Texas. Recent graduates encouraged to apply. The deadline for application is August 31, 2018.

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit