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Friday, February 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
Conference Room B, Second Floor
Houston, TX 77027

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Andrea Tantillo, Sr. Communication Coordinator
Houston-Galveston Area Council
 Parks and Natural Areas Summit and Awards Ceremony 

Join us for H-GAC's Parks and Natural Areas Summit and Awards Ceremony from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, February 14, 2020, at H-GAC Conference Room B, Second Floor. The Summit will include presentations topics related to parks and natural areas.

The event will also include the annual Parks and Natural Areas Awards recognition ceremony. These projects serve as models for planning and project implementation for parks and natural areas in the region. Projects will be honored in three categories: Planning Process, On-the-Ground Projects Over $500,000, and On-the-Ground Projects Under $500,000.

A light breakfast will be served. Registration and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by topic speakers at 9:30 a.m. The awards program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by networking until noon.

9:00 a.m.    Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m.    Equity in Planning: A Conceptual Framework for the Future of Parks
                   and Natural Areas Planning
       Katie Coyne, Asakura Robinson

10:00 a.m.  Equity in Practice: On-the-Ground Case Studies of Best Practices and
                   Equitable Design for Parks and Natural Areas
                   Claire Hempel, Design Workshop

10:30 a.m.  Parks and Natural Areas Annual Awards Ceremony

11:30 a.m.  Networking

The Parks and Natural Areas roundtable serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to parks and natural areas and promotes the Parks and Natural Areas awards program. The roundtable facilitates information exchange and planning efforts between various stakeholders and collaborators to protect and preserve parks and natural areas across the region.

The roundtable meets the second Monday of March, July, and September, with field trips planned in the spring and fall. The roundtable is open to anyone interested in participating.

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Get more information about the Parks and Natural Areas roundtable. 

To join the mailing list to find out updates about meetings and activities, email Andrea Tantillo.