Fort Worth Audubon Society meets

6:30 Special Event - Book Signing , Extreme Birder, by Lynn Barber*

6:50 Birding ID Session - Spring Flycatchers

7:15 Speaker Ron Outen - The Aransas Project

*Book signing will continue after the speaker.

The Aransas Project: From the Hill Country to the coast, our way of life depends on freshwater flows from the Guadalupe River Basin. The ecosystems of the Aransas area are the indicator of how effectively we
are managing the basin.
Coastal communities are the first to feel the strain of mismanagement. As the recent natural drought has shown us through reduced rainfall, the basin is already over-allocated and its management must change to protect the interests of the entire river system, especially the freshwater inflows required to preserve the bays and estuaries. The record-breaking death toll of the whooping cranes in 2008/2009 coupled with the poor fishing season tell us that not enough freshwater is reaching the bays.

The Aransas Project is an alliance of citizens, organizations, businesses, and municipalities who want responsible water management of the Guadalupe River Basin and bays that represents all interests throughout the basin. We support responsible water management that is reasonable, sustainable and environmentally sound—all the way to the bay.
Ron Outen updates us on this valuable conservation project.

Refreshments and Bird ID beforehand.

Location - Research and Education (RES) Bldg, Everett Hall, Room 100, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (formerly Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine) at 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard at Montgomery, Fort Worth.

Event Location: 
University of North Texas Health Science Ctr
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
76107 Ft Worth , TX
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:30pm