Water Efficiency Network meeting

September 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Ln
Houston, TX 77027
Paul R. Nelson
(713) 540-1964

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.

About the Speaker: T’Noya Thompson joined Galveston Bay Foundation as Report Card Coordinator in May of 2017. Born and raised in the Bahamas, T’Noya felt a deep connection to nature at an early age, and her connection to the ocean led her to Texas A&M University in Galveston where she received a B.S. degree in Marine Biology in 2005. From there, T’Noya went to Moody Gardens in the Animal Care Department. Over the past 12 years, she served a number of roles at the Gardens, connecting with the community on various levels. She is currently pursuing a Global Field Project Master’s Degree in Biology at Miami University through Project Dragonfly. T’Noya is passionate about collaborating conservation with community engagement and looks forward to connecting with the community to preserve Galveston Bay for future generations to come.

Registration is not required.