Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by some free paddle time to explore on your own.

Minimum Age: 7 years
$32 members | $42 non-members

Speaker - TMN Bobette Brasfield with the Texas Conservation Alliance

Program - Ms. Brasfield presents an educational program about something near and dear to all of our hearts - Texas water conservation, which of course, is so very critical to our wildlife and the habitat they need to survive

Texas Conservation Alliance is the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation and has a 30 year history of work on water conservation issues.  Smart Water for North Texas is a public education program that explains why there is no need for new reservoir development to meet the future water demands of North Texas and reveals the true cost of reservoirs including habitat and cultural losses. 
Bobette Brasfield is a native Texan from Grand Prairie. After a career at Texas Instruments, Inc. she earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Texas.  She has supported environmental education and conservation efforts for many years through the Texas Master Naturalist Program, Texins Dive Club and U.S. National Park Service.

January Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, January 5, 2010, 2009, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm(Eat & Greet at 6:30pm and Meeting at 7:00pm)Speaker: David Waidler, Research Associate- Watershed Coordinator, Texas AgriLife Extension and Research Urban Solutions Center at Dallas.

Topic:   Wildlife and Water Quality. 

The House Energy Committee chaired by State Rep. Jim Keffer will be discussing recommended changes to the RRC as it concerns gas operations in DFW and other metropolitan areas of the state. Most citizens believe this is an attempt by the state to override more protective municipal ordinances that have been getting passed in DFW  for the past two years. For more information about the hearing itself, contact staff member Bernice Espinosa-Torres at 512-463-0656