MINUTES: The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on January 17, 2015, will be on our website at www.wgipoa.com, in a few days.
MEETING: The next meeting will be on February 21, beginning at 8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and coffee and 9:00 AM for the meeting at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road.
PROGRAM: The Galveston Parks Board of Trustees will be our program with the Chairman, Melvin Williams, Executive Director, Kelly de Shaun, and Deputy Director, Mario Rabago, to discuss all the current and future projects. Of particular interest to the west end will be the future sand nourishment projects in front of the Seawall and the current one from the end of the Seawall to Dellanera Park.
This is an exciting time for the Parks Board and definitely an information gathering and a must attend meeting.
Sea Turtles: The HEART (Help Endangered Animals – Ridley Turtles) organization needs your help to protect the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. Visit the website: http://www.ridleyturtles.org/. In addition, a new organization is in Galveston called the Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP) located at 2228 Broadway and the website is: http://www.seaturtles.org/
Ongoing: Join the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and automatically become a member of the Texas Chapter. See www.asbpa.org and www.texasasbpa.org for details.
February 21, 2015: Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday, 8:30AM-1:00PM, NOAA Building 4700 Ave. U, Bldg 216, Galveston. Register on line: www.galvestonnaturetourism.org
February 24-26, 2015: ASBPA’s Coastal Summit, ASAE Conference Center, Washington, DC. See details at: www.asbpa.org.
March 20, 2015: Texas ASBPA Chapter Symposium, Harte Research Institute – Texas A&M Campus, Corpus Christi, TX. See more at: www.texasasbpa.org
April 2- 3, 2015: Gulf Coast Sargassum Symposium, Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, TX. For more information, see www.seas-forecast.com
April 9 – 12, 2015: Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council 13th Anniversary of “Featherfest and Nature Photofest”. See details at:www.GalvestonNatureTourism.org
Oct. 13-16, 2015: ASBPA 2015 National Coastal Conference, Hotel Intercontinental New Orleans, LA. Details at www.asbpa.org
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday February 21, 2015, at the Galveston Country Club, starting at 8:30with breakfast burritos and coffee and at 9:00 AM for the meeting.