Wednesday April 30, Victoria TX
- Room 108 @ Pattie Dodson Public Health Center
- 2805 N. Navarro St. Victoria, TX 77901
- Lunch Sponsored by CBBEP & San Antonio Bay Partnership
Tuesday May 06, Brownsville TX
- Room Salon Cassia in the Education and Business Development Building
- 1 W. University Blvd. Brownsville, TX. 78520
- Lunch Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited
Friday May 09, BaytownTX
- 10am -3pm
- Lee College. Link to –> LEE COLLEGE MAP & PARKING.
- ROOM 113 in the Gray Science Building.
- 200 Lee Drive. Baytown, TX. 77520
- Lunch sponsored by NRG
The Gulf coast stands to benefit from a massive influx of conservation funding, but the conservation community risks leaving a lot of value on the table without effective partnerships. To widen the community’s thinking of what is possible and to capture as much value as possible, it is critical that we share our perspectives and experiences (good and bad) on partnerships. Emphasis will be on why collaborations remain meaningful beyond any one project. We believe that these round-tables are the seeds for improving the state of communication, cooperation, and collaboration, and thus opening new conservation frontiers with nontraditional partners.
The Roundtables will be a mix of short presentations and facilitated open discussion. To kick off these regional conversations we are working with public and private organizations that work directly in regional habitat conservation projects. We anticipate the ideas for fostering partnerships will touch upon principles for relationships, funding, resources, skills, events, and awareness. We want the group to bring together concrete, practical ideas for improving the state of partnerships with traditional and nontraditional partners. Ideas for coordinating project and proposal concepts will be key.
Link to Organizational Representation. Being a facilitated dialog, please understand the necessity to limit the participants to a number that promotes an active exchange. Therefore we have to restrict attendance to invitation only for planning purposes. It is our hope and intent to continue this dialog beyond these meetings to others we are unable to accommodate and to potential partners we have yet to identify or meet.