Our monthly meeting will be at the Elks Lodge, 623 Hanson Road, Kemah TX. Socializing and dinner orders will begin at 6:00 pm, business meeting begins at 7:30 and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm.
This months speaker will be Sara Gossett. As the Water Quality Manager at the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), Sarah Gossett leads efforts in executing diverse water quality programs that help ensure Galveston Bay’s waters remain fishable and swimmable. Sarah is passionate about engaging citizens and decision-makers in hands-on experiences to improve water quality for both human and ecological health. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University in Environmental Geosciences.
Hurricane Harvey highlighted the importance of ongoing, continuous data collection before, during and after a disaster. Since 2012 Galveston Bay Foundation’s Water Quality Monitoring program has been utilizing citizen scientists to collect water quality data in Galveston Bay and has continued monitoring the after-effects of Harvey. In this presentation, Sarah will be discussing Galveston Bay Foundation’s findings of how Hurricane Harvey has impacted water quality, both immediately after the storm and over time. Sarah will also share current efforts and partnerships to continue monitoring Harvey’s longer term impacts, and will highlight what boaters can do to help with water quality, especially in the wake of environmental disasters.
Come early, enjoy dinner and visiting with members and guests.
Be sure to bring your name badge and hope to see you there!