The Bayou Preservation Association is proud to announce the 14th Annual Symposium, Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Action, which will take place on October 19, 2017 at the United Way of Greater Houston.
The theme, Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Action, was planned before Hurricane Harvey struck the region and was originally to focus on how the citizens of the metropolitan Houston area have become more aware of our bayous and how that culture of awareness has led to enhanced efforts to link people to the bayous.
Then Harvey came and dramatically changed how Houstonians think about the bayous and our relationship to them. This year’s symposium will continue to examine that relationship and feature a timely post-Harvey keynote conversation with Russ Poppe, Executive Director of the Harris County Flood Control District, John Blount, P.E., Harris County Engineer, and Stephen Costello, City of Houston Chief Resilience Officer.
We are gratified to be welcomed by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and City of Houston Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis.
Other presentations include Andrew Groocock of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership; Beth White, Executive Director of the Houston Parks Board; Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle; Dr. Kathlie Jeng-Bulloch, 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, Bob Stokes from the Galveston Bay Foundation and Sarah Bernhardt from the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. The full program can be downloaded here.
Click here to purchase individual tickets or sponsorships. The event admission includes a coffee service during both a morning and afternoon break along with a catered lunch
Sponsorship opportunities starting at $250 are also available by downloading and mailing this form.