Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
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Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Center 
14200 Garrett Rd
Houston, TX 77044

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Coastal Prairie Partnership 
(713) 581-0818 




Houston Urban Conservation Summit

 Saturday, June 30th, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

The Houston Urban Conservation Summit will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the restoration, management, and monitoring of Houston's diverse ecosystems and wildlife!

A brief agenda is here:

8-8:45AM: Optional guided tour of Sheldon Lake and prairie restoration by TPWD Staff- Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early and bring comfortable walking shoes and a hat for this tour!

9AM: Session #1, Wetlands & Bayous

  • Speakers: Jerry Hamby (Exploration Green) and Andy Sipocz (Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.)

10AM: Session #2, Woodlands & Riparian

  • Speakers: Kelli Ondracek (Houston Parks and Recreation Department), Jaime Gonzalez (The Nature Conservancy)

11AM: Session #3, Grasslands & Prairies

  • Speakers: Shivas Amin (University of Saint Thomas), Carolyn White (Memorial Park Conservancy)

1PM-2PM: Session #4, Urban wildlife

  • Speakers: Sarah Flournoy (Houston Audubon), Kelly Norrid (Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.)

Each session will provide opportuntites for questions and networking! Lunch will be provided. We hope that you can join us!