San Antonio Bay Partnership’s 10th Anniversary Conference & Celebration 2020

James Dodson

Presenter’s slides are linked to presentation titles below.

Wednesday Morning, January 22, 2020 at the University of Houston Victoria

Allan Berger

Opening Remarks Allan Berger, Chair, SABP  

San Antonio Bay Partnership History and Development  Allan Berger, Chair, SABP  

Past, Present and Future of San Antonio Bay Partnership  James Dodson, Program Facilitator, SABP

State of the Bays  Mark Fisher, Science Director, Coastal Fisheries, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

SABP Partners and our Accomplishments                                                                             

Panel Discussion: The Environment in Art, Music, Film and Literature 

Moderator Jeffrey Di Leo – UHV Dean of Arts and Sciences,  Panel: Andy Sansom, Author; “Miles Arceneaux,” Author; Justin Sherburn, Composer & Conductor; Jim Blackburn,Poet; Bill Harvey, Photographer; and Anlo Sepulveda, Filmmaker.

Wednesday Afternoon

The Future of San Antonio Bay: Responding to Ongoing & Emerging Issues

Climate Change:  Evidence, Impacts and Mitigation Strategies for the Texas Coast

Coastal Protection Planning and Implementation

Wendy Gordon
  • Transitioning Matagorda Island from a Military Facility to a Coastal Treasure Andrew Sansom, Founder, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
  • Dagger Point Coastal and Marine Habitat Protection and Restoration Joe Saenz, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Manager, USFWS; Cris Weber, Senior Managing Engineer, Anchor QEA; Rosario Martinez, Project Manager, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program

Plastics in the Coastal and Marine Environment  

Thursday Morning January 23, 2020 at the University of Houston Victoria

Freshwater Inflows/Water and Watershed Management

Habitat Loss /Recovery Programs

Protecting/Enhancing Local Fisheries

Creating/Restoring/Enhancing Oyster Reefs for Commercial Oyster Culture, Recreational Fishing and Ecosystem Services

Keynote Speaker: State Representative Geanie Morrison, Passing the Oyster Mariculture Bill and other legislative initiatives on issues affecting the Texas Mid-Coast

Thursday Afternoon

Environmental Education, Stakeholder Outreach and Involvement Chart the Course

Brigid Berger & Patti Chatterson
Anna Daniels, GBRA

Big Thank you to our Check-In Volunteers

Anna Daniels, GBRA and Patti Chatterson!

Many Thanks to all the participants!!!

Great attendance and outstanding sharing & networking!

Thank you Dennis Durkee for the fantastic photos!