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February 2019

Dr. Darren Henrichs speaking on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico: combining automated imagery and computer models

February 21 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Darren Henrichs, Ph.D. – Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University Title: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico: combining automated imagery and computer models Summary: Harmful algal blooms (HABs), such as red tides, in the Gulf of Mexico are responsible for shellfish poisoning in humans, marine mortality events, and can result in severe economic losses for coastal communities. Our laboratory at Texas A&M University currently has several ongoing projects looking at the who, where, when,…

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AT: UTMSI Public Lecture, “Trends in Marine Bird Injuries and Wildlife Rehab on Mustang Island”

February 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu, Feb 21 Title: Trends in Marine Bird Injuries and Wildlife Rehab on Mustang Island Speaker: Alicia Walker, ARK Program Coordinator, University of Texas Marine Science Institute Location: Community Center, 408 North Alister, Port Aransas Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)   Contact Sue if you plan to attend so that she can line up these events in our chapter’s VMS listings at@txmnbv.org

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Volunteer: Whooping Crane Festival booth staffing

February 22 - February 24

Whooping Crane Festival Booth Staffing Port Aransas, TX February 22nd-24 The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking Whooping Crane Festival attendees who can lend their time to the International Crane Foundation (ICF) booth. It’s very complex to commute to the area during the festival, so we are specifically seeking those already planning on attending the festival who may have some time in their day to drop by the booth. Duties would be talking to the public at the booth and…

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Habitat Work Day Location

February 23 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February's Habitat Work Day will be at the Jay Pritchard trail, which is located by the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. We will be removing trash and Chinese privet. Be sure to bring some sturdy boots/shoes and gloves. It will help too if you can bring some cutting tools. After cutting back the privet we'll be painting remaining stems and leaves with a roundup concentration. You might bring a brush for this purpose, and concentrated roundup too if you…

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AT: Texas Waters Webinar – “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act”

February 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"Recovering American's Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647)" Tues February 26, 3-4pm Kelly Simon, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Central Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. About the speaker: Kelly Conrad Simon has been with Texas Parks and Wildlife since 1995 and currently serves as the Urban Wildlife Biologist for the Central Texas area.  In this capacity, she coordinates employee engagement with the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Her other projects generally involve the topics of native planting and wildlife habitat, exotic invasive plants, native…

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AT: UTMSI Public Lecture, “Citizen Science – the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team”

February 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu, Feb 28 Title: Citizen Science – the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team Invited Schweppe Speaker: Dr. Julia Parrish, University of Washington Location: Pioneer R.V. Park, Hwy 361, 120 Gulfwind Dr, Port Aransas Time 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Contact Sue if you plan to attend so that she can line up these events in our chapter’s VMS listings at@txmnbv.org

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March 2019

Monarch March

March 3 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

As spring approaches, monarch butterflies are preparing to make their annual 2,500-mile journey back to their homeland in the north. Among their stops along the way will be the Brazos Valley. To commemorate the iconic black and orange butterflies’ return to Aggieland, the College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s Monarch March event from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Lick Creek Park Nature Center offers a variety of interactive educational activities. The festivities are a fitting tribute to the winged creatures…

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Stream Team Sampling at Wolf Pen Tributary

March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 10, 2019

Stream Team will be sampling and picking up trash at Wolf Pen Tributary. If you like to help, please contact Steve.

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Stream Team Sampling at Lick Creek

March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 17, 2019

The two Stream Teams will be sampling Lick Creek at the entry and exit locations. If you like to help, please contact either Andrea or Kathryn. Please meet up at the Nature Center Parking lot around 8:45 am.

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Stream Team sampling at Bee Creek near CS Cemetery

March 10 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 11, 2019

Stream Team will be sampling at Bee Creek near CS Cemetery. If you like to help, please contact Kim.

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