Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter to meet

The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is excited to host Richard Fields, P.E. as the speaker for the January 9 monthly program on
“Highway 36A Coalition”

In January, 2013 three counties came together to form the Highway 36A Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to developing free-flowing transportation facilities in southern Brazoria, western Fort Bend, and Waller Counties.

The general route for this corridor begins at Port Freeport and ends at SH 6 north of Hempstead, following existing SH 36 south of Rosenberg. The route is undefined across western Fort Bend County, and follows the “Prairie Parkway” according to the Waller County thoroughfare plan north of IH 10, which crosses the Katy Prairie Conservancy.

The coalition is promoting the use of Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to lessen the typical environmental footprint of the highway, and advocates for the adoption of LID for surrounding developments. Use of such techniques should help to insure that the public’s interests are protected for the long term.

If you are not aware of the efforts of the Highway 36A Coalition currently they hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn what their proposal entails, what their concerns are as well as any benefits that may be in store for the communities along the proposed route.

This program will take place on Thursday, January 9, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by a social time and snacks at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg.  The meeting is free and open to all interested persons.

For additional information call 281.633.7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu

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