- Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm—Program and location to be determined
- Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm—Presentation by Paul Meredith on native pollinators; location TBD
- Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm—Presentation by Deborah Overath on the endemic, endangered species of Texas ambrosias; location TBD
- Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm—Program by Shelly Maher on Monarch Watch and waystation, probably in conjunction with the South Texas Botanical Gardens; location TBD
Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
The fifth statewide TIPPC will be held February 26-28 in Port Aransas, Texas at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The 2014 conference will be a professional-level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, field trips, and symposia. This conference is designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, the green industry and others interested in invasive species issues in the state of Texas.
To register or learn more, visit www.texasinvasives.org/professionals/conference.php. Register on or before February 11, 2014 to receive early-registration discount ($150 Regular, $50 Student). Registration increases on February 12, 2014 to $175 Regular, $60 Student.
Put your volunteer effort where your heart is!
Two preconference work parties are scheduled on February 25 to attack Brazilian pepper and plant native trees to restore the area and improve habitat in the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture in Port Aransas. Shifts are 9 am–noon & 1–4 pm.
Help is needed to cut and drag brush, spray stumps, and load/unload vegetation on trailers. Participants need to bring their own hand tools, gloves, and eye & ear protection and wear boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. We will need as much manpower and equipment for tree and brush removal as we can get. Supplies, bug repellent, some equipment, snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 361-749-4158.
To get to Charlie’s Pasture, after leaving the ferry turn right at the first traffic light (Cut-off Road), go one block and turn right on Port Avenue. Stay on Port Avenue to the end at the Pavilion.
Need to Contact the South Texas Chapter?
President Rhoda Poenisch