Alamo Sierra Club Monthly Meeting

tue20jun6:00 pmtue9:00 pmAlamo Sierra Club Monthly MeetingEnjoy local environmental speakers and events.

Event Details

Our general meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at William R. Sinkin Eco Centro. They are free and open to everyone. Socializing begins at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.. Presentations last about an hour. 

March Topic & Speaker

The Edwards Aquifer and its Watershed — Challenges and Collaborative Solutions for Environments and Water Supply

Our March general meeting features Carol Patterson, Director – District 1 of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, discussing innovative ways of increasing available water in the Edwards Aquifer.

Meeting schedule

Socializing: 6pm-6:15pm

Announcements: 6:15pm-6:30pm

Program: 6:30pm-8pm

Venue

This will be a hybrid meeting.

Program topic

Eighty percent of Edwards Aquifer recharge originates in a 5,400 square mile Contributing Zone that includes the headwaters of nine major rivers, from the West Nueces to the Blanco. The people and environments, from those headwaters to aquifers and springs to the coastal estuaries are bound together by the need for clean, reliable water supply that originates with rainfall.

The expectation of longer droughts, greater floods, and flashier runoff requires vision and collaboration to provide for the future. Regeneration of soil, and storing floodwaters underground in Aquifer Storage and Recovery facilities offer great promise.

About our speaker

Carol has a long record of advocacy not only as a member of the Sierra Club but also as a regional water expert on San Antonio water issues such as the Applewhite Reservoir, Vista Ridge, and as a a long serving member of the board of directors for the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She has studied at Lycee Michelet, Montauban, France, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. She and her husband have lived in San Antonio since 1970.

The Alamo Group of the Sierra Club holds its general meetings the 3rd Tuesday of most months. They’re always free and open to the public. View videos of our past meetings on our YouTube channel or our Facebook page.

Zoom meeting access info

Eco Centro is located at San Antonio College, 1802 North Main Avenue @ Locust Street. There is a parking lot adjacent to Eco Centro which is entered from Locust Street. We can also use SAC parking lots 14, 15 and 17 (map of parking lots) to the north, west and south of the STIC building across North Main Avenue from Eco Centro.

Parking is also allowed on the residential streets to the east, north and south of Eco Centro.

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

Location

Eco Centro

1802 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

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