Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar
The Texas Drought: We Can’t Build Our Way Out of It
Thursday, January 17, 2013
10:00 a.m. Program
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Brown Auditorium Theater
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’ leading conservationists. He is currently the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Water and Environment at Texas State University, where he coordinates university policy and research related to freshwater resources, manages the headwaters of the San Marcos River (the second largest artesian spring in the Western United States); administers the most extensive freshwater environmental education program in Texas; and supervises the training and coordination of more that 1000 volunteer water monitors in rivers and streams throughout the State. Mr. Sansom is a former Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Executive Director of the Texas Nature Conservancy. Mr. Sansom’s fourth book, Water in Texas, was published in 2008.
Admission and surface parking are free. Open to the public.
|About Sadie Gwin Blackburn
Sadie Gwin Blackburn is a native Texan and has resided in Houston since 1939. She attended Sweet Briar College and the University of Texas and she received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in History from Rice University.
Sadie Gwin’s community involvement reaches beyond the River Oaks Garden Club. She has served as President of the Garden Club of America, Vice Chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association and has been a member of the Mercer Arboretum Advisory Council, Armand Bayou Advisory Board, Memorial Park Conservancy, Hermann Park Conservancy, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Houston Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Sadie Gwin is a former president of the Board of the San Jacinto Museum of History and directed a special project to prepare a master plan for the San Jacinto Battlefield State Park. She also was a founding member of Asia Society Texas Center and secretary of its board.
Sadie Gwin has been honored with many awards including a Resolution of Appreciation by the San Jacinto Museum of History Board of Trustees, a Leadership Award from the Park People, and has been recognized for “dedication to beauty, nature, and gardening” by Friends of Hermann Park Board and as Houston’s “Scenic Visionary” by Scenic Houston. Sadie Gwin Blackburn, an outstanding Houstonian devoted to conservation, preservation and environmental issues, is truly a Texas Treasure.
The Sadie Gwin Blackburn Conservation Fund was created to provide exceptional speakers for the annual Environmental Seminar. Please send contributions to:
Sadie Gwin Blackburn Conservation Fund
River Oaks Garden Club
Houston, TX 77098-1321
Cynthia Blackburn, Bobby Blackburn, Sadie Gwin Blackburn and David Bamberger,
2012 seminar speaker and founder of the Bamberger Ranch Preserve, Selah
The 23 Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar
will be Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Please check back at a later date for more information.