. Our agenda is typically the following: Gather at 6 - bring your brown bag dinner or a snack & socialize; 6:30-7:00
greetings, introductions, business, outings reports and planning; 7- 8 speaker;
8 - 8:15 adjournment and cleanup. Please check our calendar for
June 2015 Meeting
Our speaker for June is Dave D’Abate who will talk about safety in the outdoors. He is experienced as a Wilderness First Responder and an Emergency Medical Responder.
Dave has been in scouts his whole life and is an Eagle Scout. He is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, and holds a current certification as a Emergency Medical Responder.
Dave worked for four years as a backpacking guide in the New Mexico wilderness. He has spent over 500 nights in a tent and have backpacked a few thousand miles. Dave has taught Leave No Trace workshops and a workshop specific to women for the City of Virginia Beach's Outdoor Beach Women group.
We will all benefit from Dave's presentation. Join us and bring a friend!
Our May speaker was David Baker, the Founder and
Director of Wimberley Valley Watershed Association. David talked about Jacob's Well,
Our speakers for April were representatives from the Save Our Springs Alliance. Bill Bunch, Executive Director, addressed current issues impacting Barton Springs and our local waters; Bill will also discuss education and advocacy efforts. Managing Director, Pat Brodnax, spoke on SOS education outreach efforts.
Our March speaker was Steven Gonzales, a native Texas and specialist in historic trails of our state.
Our February speaker was Larry Hopper, a meteorologist for NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Weather is obviously his topic! Larry talked about climate issues (drought/flooding and long-term forecasts) and 2/3 of the talk on severe weather safety.