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2023 Coastal Watershed Symposium : Balancing Growth, Preservation, and Conservation
2023 Coastal Watershed Symposium : Balancing Growth, Preservation, and Conservation

Wed, Sep 20


A Two Day Virtual Discussion

2023 Coastal Watershed Symposium : Balancing Growth, Preservation, and Conservation

Save the date for Bayou Preservation Association 2023 Coastal Watershed Symposium: Balancing Growth, Preservation, and Conservation.

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 8:00 AM – Sep 21, 2023, 12:00 PM

A Two Day Virtual Discussion

About The Event

For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets for this year's symposium, kindly visit HERE.

As you purchase your tickets, a link will be provided to sign up for the in-person field tour and networking mixer event.

To access the speaker program for this year's event, please click HERE.

Join us for Bayou Preservation Association's highly anticipated 2023 Coastal Watershed Symposium, with a keynote address by Andrew Sansom. Centered around the theme of Balancing Growth, Preservation, and Restoration, this engaging event will provide valuable insights and inspiration to help shape the future of our bayous and waterways.

The two-day symposium will occur on Wednesday, September 20th, and Thursday, September 21st, via Zoom from 8 AM to 12 PM, each day

As our region undergoes ongoing growth and development, we must remain dedicated to our goals of resilience, sustainability, and preserving our water resources and watersheds. Join us as we explore the strategies being implemented to address and overcome these challenges, both in our region and in other areas facing similar issues. Discover successful approaches and identify areas where our collective efforts can be strengthened to mitigate adverse impacts in the future.

Field Tour:

Charles H. Milby Park

Tuesday, September 19th, 9:30 AM

2001 Central St, Houston, TX 77017

Field tour guided by Houston Parks and Recreation Department's Natural Resources staff members, Kelli Ondracek and Cassidy Kempf. *We have a limited capacity of 30 attendees, be sure to secure your spot early!

On this tour of Milby Park, participants will see the results of a six-year-old reforestation project along Sims Bayou. This six-acre project was HPARD’s first site within their Riparian Restoration Initiative, which aims to restore riparian forests within all City of Houston parks adjacent to waterways. Participants will learn about the lessons learned at this first project site and how HPARD’s restoration methods have evolved over time. 

To learn more about Houston Parks and Recreation Department, click here

Networking Mixer:

Riverhouse Houston

Thursday, September 21st, 4 PM - 7 PM

65 Hirsch Rd Suite 100, Houston, TX 77020


Networking Mixer Underwriters:

EHRA Engineering

Hawes Hill & Associates, LLP

Gold Level:

Talley Landscape Architects, Inc.

Harris County Flood Control District 

Harris County Pollution Control

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Silver Level:

Port Houston

Harris County Engineering Department

Houston Public Works

Organizing partners this year are AECOM, City of Houston, EHRA Engineering, Harris County Engineering Dept., Houston-Galveston Area Council, and Talley Landscape Architects.

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