Everyone interested in water habitats in Mason County is invited to its monthly meeting on Friday, August 16th in the Hilda Community Building on RR 783 (about 4 mi. south of US Hwy 87). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with an ice cream social – you can bring a gallon of ice cream (home-made or store bought) or some cookies, etc. If you’re a guest, you don’t need to bring anything – just show up and enjoy!
After gorging on ice cream & other sweets (a GREAT supper!), our guest speaker, Mr. Tyson Broad, will talk about understanding the character of the Beaver Creek and Panther Creek water sheds, their aquifers and their springs. Mr. Broad is a Research Associate with the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and has a B.S. in geography from Texas A&M and an M.S. in Geography/Natural Resources Management from Oregon State University. Mr. Broad served as the Water-Use Project Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Portland, Oregon for eight years. He has focused on water issues in Central and South Central Texas and has co-authored the reports Water Loss from Texas Water Suppliers, Alternative Water Management Strategies for the 2006 South-Central Texas Water Plan, and Desalination: Is It Worth Its Salt? He has also done studies on the James River and the South Llano River.
Understanding the characteristics of these rivers and their tributaries is vital to their protection; the most effective method for protecting and preserving these resources may lie in the hands of local and regional stakeholders.
We invite all interested persons to attend the ice cream social and then hear Mr. Broad’s presentation. The social begins at 6:30 p.m.