GEAA is pleased to announce the third year of The Reliant EcoShareSM, a way that Texans can support GEAA and offset their own carbon production at the same time.
Reliant and EarthShare of Texas have launched a program that allows Reliant customers to help reduce their carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. And for each customer-purchased offset, Reliant will make a contribution to EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations. As an EarthShare of Texas participating organization, GEAA will benefit from this program.
February 2nd & 3rd Presentations from the Conference
Overview of the State of Comal County
Bob Templeton President, Templeton Demographics
Bob has been the primary school demographer in the state of Texas for the last 10 years. Templeton Demographics has helped over 100 school districts in planning for their future facility needs. Templeton Demographics
Tom Hornseth Comal County Engineer Tom is a Graduate of the University of Minnesota, BS Civil Engineering, and a Texas Registered Professional Engineer. In 1992, he became Comal County Engineer, where his responsibilities include operation of the County Road Department; administration of Subdivision, Floodplain, Addressing, and Sewage Facility regulations; management of the Parks Department and Rural Recycling; and large construction projects. Growth & Unincorporated Areas of Comal County
Protecting Watersheds and Water
Meredith Miller Senior Program Coordinator for the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Meredith holds a master’s of Science in Biology from Texas State University and studied Water Resources Management and Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. Her more than 10 years of experience in watershed and coastal zone protection planning include water quality management efforts, coastal preservation and restoration, agricultural and range land efficiency, and river and estuary toxicology studies. Regional Watershed Planning Efforts, Lessons Learned
Nancy Pappas Chair, Comal Trail Alliance
Nancy Pappas is the Managing Director of New Braunfels Utilities’ Headwaters at the Comal project. Her career has included many positions in non-profit management with a focus on health issues as well as volunteer leadership of several boards and organizations on issues related to health, education, and the outdoors in Comal County. Protecting Comal’s Springs and Streams
Will Abberger Vice President, Director, Conservation Finance, The Trust for Public Land
Will is Director of the Trust for Public Land’s national Conservation Finance Program, helping state and local governments and citizen groups throughout the United States gauge public support for open space and craft ballot and legislative measures that generate new sources of funding for parks and land conservation. He has been directly involved in more than ninety local and state land conservation ballot measures and numerous legislative campaigns. State and Local Funding for Parks and Conservation
Stacey Dicke Parks and Recreation Director, City of New Braunfels
Stacey Dicke has been the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of New Braunfels since 2004. She worked with local citizens to organize and form the New Braunfels Parks Foundation in 2006. The Foundation and the City have worked together on various projects in order to grow and improve the parks system in New Braunfels. New Braunfels Parks Foundation: Partnering for Parks
Watershed Advisory Committee Application Deadline – 3/16/17 (The Commission meets on an as needed basis)
Applications for this board must state which seat the applicant is applying for.
– 2 openings for terms ending March 18, 2020
– 1 Engineering Professional, 1 with Biological or Environmental Interest
Click here for an application.
Click here for online submittal.
Click here for more information about each board/commission.
GEAA is pleased to announce that H-E-B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work throughout the State of Texas for the entire month of April.
H-E-B supports many EarthShare of Texas organizations with corporate grants or in-kind contributions. The April tear-pad promotion is a bit different as it enables H-E-B customers to bolster the diverse environmental program work of more than three dozen EarthShare of Texas’ organizations, including GEAA. The customers’ dollars will go directly to these organizations, benefitting both the Texas environment and economy.
Throughout the month of April and into the first week of May, look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons at the check-out stands in any Texas H-E-B and Central Market stores. Support EarthShare of Texas and the Texas environment!