Registration is open for our Spring Symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Saturday, March 12.
Speakers at the event this year will be Brandi Clark Burton, founder of Austin EcoNetwork, on Building Effective Networks; John Herron of the Nature Conservancy of Texas; Cathy Downs of Bring Back the Monarchs; Linda Campbell of Hill Country Land Trust on Conservation in the Hill Country; Pat Merkord of the Native Prairie Association of Texas, and Laura Zebehazy of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
A light breakfast, box lunch and full access to the Wildflower Center gardens is included. Doors open at 8 am. Please download the agenda and registration form for full details. Pre-registration is recommended. Cost is $55 person ($50 for members).
Brandi Clark Burton is the founder of Austin EcoNetwork, which connects people, information, events, and resources related to Austin and the environment through a community website and twice-weekly newsletter. She has been voted “Best Environmentalist” four times in the Austin Chronicle readers’ poll and has received numerous other awards.
John Herron is a drector of the Nature Conservancy of Texas who coordinates the management of nearly 40 preserves and leads a team of 45 scientists and conservation experts.
Cathy Downs leads the Bring Back the Monarch to Texas program, which not only awards small grants for Monarch Waystations, but also educates the pubic about Monarchs and leads efforts to increase availablity of native milkweed in the nursery trade.
Pat Merkord is Executive Director of the Native Prairie Association of Texas.
Laura Zebehazy will talk about a new program to conserve rare plants along the right of way of Texas highways.
Nearby accommodations for those staying overnight include Holiday Inn Express and LaQuinta Inn.
Register online or mail in the form at the download link above. Contact our State Office for more information.
The Spring Symposium is a joint production of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.