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(AT) ZOOM – BPTMN Meeting
June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program: Blackland Prairie Chapter June 2020 Monthly Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Meeting Platform: Zoom Application
Join Meeting Instructions:
- Meeting ID and password will be sent to all BPTMN members via email on Monday, June 8.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: The Zoom meeting “waiting room” will open at 6:50 pm. The maximum number of attendees allowed for this meeting is 100, so be sure to join the meeting promptly.
- If you do not have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, you will need to download it prior to the June meeting. (I recommend doing this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting!) See ‘Other Information’ below for instructions for downloading ZOOM.
Naturalist Talk Speaker | Topic: Steve Smith | The Three Initiatives of the Trinity Coalition
Description: Steve will discuss the three key initiatives led by the Trinity Coalition organization: The Trinity River Paddling Trail, the Trinity River Steward Program, and the Greenspace DFW initiative to create a national recreation area on the Trinity River.
Steve is a life-long naturalist. As a teenager he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and introduced thousands of teen-agers to the joys of nature. Steve graduated the University of Alabama with an engineering degree and an M.B.A. He began his professional career with NASA and contributed to the development of the Apollo lunar landing program. After leaving NASA, Steve entered the banking and finance industry and founded Smith Asset Management Company, which currently manages over $3 billion of client assets in stock market portfolios.
In 2015, Steve and some of his nature-oriented business leaders founded Trinity Coalition, a non-profit whose mission is “To help transform the Trinity River corridor into a nationally-recognized conservation and recreation area.” The Coalition has accomplished assembling a paddling trail with 21 canoe launches covering 130 river-miles of trail and has applied to the National Park Service to give the area “National Recreation Trail” status.
Steve also serves in other conservation leadership roles including serving on the board of Audubon Texas and the Trinity River Audubon Center.
BPTMN Meeting Host: Rick Travis – email@example.com
Logging AT: The monthly meeting and speaker presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour AT. Log as AT: BPTMN Other Pre-Approved Training (BPTMN Chapter Meeting-Steve Smith-Trinity Coalition) in service description box.
The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the right. There may be occasional exceptions to the meeting place – check this calendar for details.
AT Approved (State requirement – 1 hour max)