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Discouraging Avian Feeding Webinar

Monday, August 31, 10:00am - 11:30am (CDT)

Link to Join Webinar:
https://nctcog-agency.webex.com/nctcog-agency/onstage/g.php?MTID=e230d7e328468e82cd452bbaa68ad8bf6
Audio through computer speakers or call in at:
+1-415-655-0002, Access code: 127 210 9733

Webinar Description:
Please join NCTCOG on August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM as we convene stakeholders and experts for a webinar on discouraging avian feeding in North Central Texas.

This webinar will include presentations from Rachel Richter, Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Mark Enders, Watershed Program Manager with the City of New Braunfels. Rachel Richter’s presentation will cover why avian feeding negatively impacts our waterways and their associated bacteria levels, as well as the steps Texas Parks and Wildlife is taking to discourage feeding. Mark Enders’ presentation will cover the City of New Braunfels’ no feeding ordinances, challenges and successes experienced, and well as public perception and lessons learned. The webinar will end with a short overview of NCTCOG’s available resources for discouraging avian feeding in the North Central Texas region.

Speaker Biographies:
Rachel Richter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in DFW. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. As an urban wildlife biologist, she focuses on making our communities more wildlife-friendly through educational outreach and providing technical guidance.

Mr. Enders graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Water Policy and River Management. After graduating, Mark began working with a water quality testing laboratory in Austin. Mark continued his professional career in the Lake Tahoe area performing watershed management and water quality monitoring duties with an environmental consulting firm, Integrated Environmental Restoration Services. Mark moved back to Central Texas in 2011 where he continued to work in the field of water quality management with the San Antonio Water System. Mark currently serves as the Watershed Program Manager for the City of New Braunfels where he oversees the City's MS4 Stormwater Management program, the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan and local watershed protection initiatives. Overall, Mark has more than 13 years of experience working to protect surface water quality.

For more information, please contact Hannah Allen at (817) 695-9215 or hallen@nctcog.org.

This webinar is financed through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is working with stakeholders to implement bacteria TMDLs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. To view the I-Plan for Twenty-Three Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in the Greater Trinity River Region, or to utilize available resources, please visit www.nctcog.org/TMDL.

Add to Calendar 2020/08/31 10:00:00 2020/08/31 11:30:00 America/Chicago Discouraging Avian Feeding Webinar Link to Join Webinar:
https://nctcog-agency.webex.com/nctcog-agency/onstage/g.php?MTID=e230d7e328468e82cd452bbaa68ad8bf6
Audio through computer speakers or call in at:
+1-415-655-0002, Access code: 127 210 9733

Webinar Description:
Please join NCTCOG on August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM as we convene stakeholders and experts for a webinar on discouraging avian feeding in North Central Texas.

This webinar will include presentations from Rachel Richter, Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Mark Enders, Watershed Program Manager with the City of New Braunfels. Rachel Richter’s presentation will cover why avian feeding negatively impacts our waterways and their associated bacteria levels, as well as the steps Texas Parks and Wildlife is taking to discourage feeding. Mark Enders’ presentation will cover the City of New Braunfels’ no feeding ordinances, challenges and successes experienced, and well as public perception and lessons learned. The webinar will end with a short overview of NCTCOG’s available resources for discouraging avian feeding in the North Central Texas region.

Speaker Biographies:
Rachel Richter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in DFW. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. As an urban wildlife biologist, she focuses on making our communities more wildlife-friendly through educational outreach and providing technical guidance.

Mr. Enders graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Water Policy and River Management. After graduating, Mark began working with a water quality testing laboratory in Austin. Mark continued his professional career in the Lake Tahoe area performing watershed management and water quality monitoring duties with an environmental consulting firm, Integrated Environmental Restoration Services. Mark moved back to Central Texas in 2011 where he continued to work in the field of water quality management with the San Antonio Water System. Mark currently serves as the Watershed Program Manager for the City of New Braunfels where he oversees the City's MS4 Stormwater Management program, the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan and local watershed protection initiatives. Overall, Mark has more than 13 years of experience working to protect surface water quality.

For more information, please contact Hannah Allen at (817) 695-9215 or hallen@nctcog.org.

This webinar is financed through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is working with stakeholders to implement bacteria TMDLs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. To view the I-Plan for Twenty-Three Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in the Greater Trinity River Region, or to utilize available resources, please visit www.nctcog.org/TMDL.
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Hannah Allen, hallen@nctcog.org