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Tuesday, March 17th: Winter Prairie Bird Research
The prairie of the American Southeast, unlike the vast Great Plains, is an abused and often-ignored habitat, yet it is critically important to many species of plants and animals. Citizen Scientists at the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm, in Boerne, Texas, have surveyed the wintering birds on a 30 acre patch of native tall-grass prairie for over 15 years, to document the species using the prairie and the long-term changes in numbers and species composition. Dave Bolster, a research biologist and education staff member at the CNC&F, will describe the work being done on the Cibolo prairie, and give an overview of the many other projects being conducted, mostly by Citizen Scientists, to catalog and examine the wildlife there, and monitor how it is changing. This program is approved for Advanced Training by Alamo Area Master Naturalists.
Tuesday, April 21st: A Sustainability Plan for San Antonio
Students in the graduate Urban and Regional Sustainability class at UTSA will eagerly present a draft of their sustainability plan for San Antonio. The class is part of the Urban and Regional Planning Program within the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning. The graduate students have spent the semester reviewing sustainability issues as well as sustainability plans and climate action plans from various cities. Based on their research and their knowledge of San Antonio, they have developed a preliminary plan for San Antonio that is ready for review. The students look forward to getting feedback on their work.
Because of a fee increase, we will no longer meet at the Witte Museum. Our new location is EcoCentro, located at San Antonio College, 1802 North Main Avenue at the northeast corner with Locust Street.
Times, maps, and speaker bios are on our Events page.
Upcoming Community Events
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Environmental Highlights - State & Local
SAWS Vista Ridge Pipeline Deal
City Council approved SAWS' $3.4 billion Vista Ridge Pipeline contract on October 30th. But we remain committed to working on this issue so we can make sure the deal is equitable to ratepayers and environmentally sound.
Visit our Clearinghouse for Vista Ridge Information webpage, where you can find news articles about the deal, comments and analyses about the proposal, and technical studies.
Next Social Event
Friday, October 24th: Candlelight Coffeehouse
One of our favorite places, it features good food and a nice quiet atmosphere. This will be our last social of 2014. Contact Loyd Cortez (phone 454-2052 or email) if planning to attend.
Visit our Social Events page for maps, times and information about future gatherings.
Next Lion's Field Event
Wednesday, March 25th: The Human Scale
This documentary visits dynamic urban environments for new inspiration under leadership of Jan Gehl, architect, who focuses on public spaces and public life in megacities. He is concerned, among other things, about how to made large cities more pedestrian friendly. Film is by Andreas M. Dalsgaard.
Visit our Lion's Field Events page for a map, times and more events.
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