San Antonio Bay Partnership open meeting set

May 19, 2012 at 12:19 a.m.

Interested members of the public and stakeholders are invited to attend a series of meetings on Tuesday hosted by the San Antonio Bay Partnership where updates will be provided on efforts to develop and implement a management plan for the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary System.

All of the meetings will be at the University of Houston-Victoria campus.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the meeting will look at habitat conservation and the Coastal Public Access Planning Project. Stakeholders and members of the public will prioritize sites that are proposed for habitat conservation, protection or restoration; and identify public access issues in the San Antonio Bay area.

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the SABP, Inc. Finance Committee and board of directors meetings are scheduled.

The public and stakeholder meeting will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Alcorn Auditorium.

Meeting topics will include balancing freshwater needs in a changing environment. Researchers are looking at the connection between freshwater inflows into the San Antonio Bay System and conditions in the Mission-Aransas Estuary. The research project is a collaborative initiative of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University.

This meeting will also feature opportunities for public and stakeholder input, including an update efforts to identify public access and habitat conservation sites around San Antonio Bay.



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