July Meeting 7/7/2022

Good afternoon Big Bend Chapter APWA Members,

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for Thursday July 7th, 2022 at 11:30 am for our next branch meeting. The meeting will take place at Momo’s Pizza located at 1410 Market Street.

Please join us in listening to our guest presenter Kevin Robertson from Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. Kevin is the Director of the Fire Ecology Program.  The Mission of Tall Timbers is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.  Their primary research focus is the ecology and management of fire-dependent ecosystems, and its wildlife, including bobwhite quail, in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Kevin will be presenting on “The potential for and benefits of pine savanna restoration in the Red Hills Region”.

Kevin received his BS in Botany from Louisiana State University and his PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Illinois. As a Fire Ecology Research Scientist at Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, he studies ecosystem and plant community ecology of southeastern U.S., fire regime effects on plant communities and soils, remote sensing of fire severity, and prescribed fire effects on air quality. He mentors graduate students through university adjunct faculty appointments and provides education and outreach promoting the use of prescribed fire for conservation of natural resources.

Lunch will be provided for those members who RSVP by 3:00 pm Wednesday July 6th. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and the cost is $15.00 per person

We hope to see you there!