On September 27, 2018, from 1:30-3 p.m., the Water Efficiency Network of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Lane. The guest speaker will be T’Noya Thompson, report coordinator for the Galveston Bay Foundation, who will give a presentation titled “Galveston Bay Report Card: How’d We Do Last Year?“
The Galveston Bay Report Card is produced annually and is a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of the Galveston/Trinity Bay Complex. Supported by a grant from Houston Endowment and implemented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and Houston Advanced Research Center, the report card’s goal is to engage community members in meaningful discussion about the Bay and its health. Galveston Bay is a vibrant and resilient ecosystem, but faces an uncertain future. The Bay is home to 3 ports and remains a manufacturing and chemical/petroleum refining hub and with all of this comes environmental challenges. Most of those challenges are tied to pollution and runoff, declines in habitat acreage, the impacts of sea level rise and the increase of major flooding events. We don’t have to live on it to be affected by the health of Galveston Bay. It is a major source of income for the region, drawing tourists and birders from around the world, providing commercial and sport fisheries, and providing for the harvesting of oysters, shrimp and crabs. And what we do to our rivers and streams here in Montgomery County has a significant impact on its health and its continued vibrancy.
Registration is not required.