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June Technical Webinar: Coastal Protection and Restoration Initiatives
June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. Created by the Republic of Texas in 1836, the GLO is the oldest State of Texas agency. Today the GLO manages state lands, operates the Alamo, assists Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas Coast.
Having managerial jurisdiction over submerged lands within the bays and estuaries as well as three marine leagues (approx. 10.3 miles) into the Gulf of Mexico, the GLO administers several programs involving the planning, protection and restoration of the natural and man-made environment of the Texas coast.
The GLO is the agency in charge of the federally-approve Coastal Management Program and is the lead agency responsible for coastal oil spill response and prevention. Multiple state and federal grant programs are administered by the GLO to address coastal erosion and restore lost natural habitat. Since 2011, the GLO has been the lead agency for administering over $14 billion in U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds on behalf of the state of Texas. To prepare for future coastal storms and rising sea levels, the GLO created the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan and is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study.
Ray Newby P.G. is a Coastal Geologist with the Coastal Resources Program of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) where his duties include working as the Team Leader for GLO’s Natural Resources Damage Assessment Program to restore habitats impacted by oil spills and hazardous materials. Ray also serves as a project advisor on GLO and US Army Corps of Engineers partnered coastal protection studies, and as the GLO’s coordinator for the beneficial use of dredged material. He is actively involved with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance – Habitat Resources Team focusing on regional sediment management issues.
Member $25 | Nonmember $75 | Government $15 | Student FREE