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79th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors - October 28-30, 2019

Overview

The Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors is a meeting that provides Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Directors, SWCD employees, and other conservation partners the opportunity to examine issues relevant to the conservation of the State’s natural resources. Speakers from the local, state, and national levels will address attendees concerning a wide variety of agricultural and conservation topics.

2019 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas on October 28-30, 2019.

Registration Information

Pre-Registration will open August 1, 2019
Pre-Registration $195
Spouse Registration $170

Click here for: Pre-Registration Form

Register Online: https://apps.portal.texas.gov/feepaylite/tx/tsswcb/meeting/order/start

Onsite Registration Costs:
Registration $220
Spouse Registration $195

**October 7, 2019 is the deadline for refunds. No refunds will be issued if the refund was requested after this date. To request a refund, email mchristensen [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov**

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251

Room Block will open on August 1, 2019

**IMPORTANT NOTES**
- When making a reservation, there will a required 1 night deposit of $159 per room reserved. The cancellation policy is 7 days prior to the check in date or the credit card on file will be charged the full amount.

- We ask that on August 1st that you attempt to make a reservation by calling 1-800-233-1234. The block is likely to fill up quickly for Sunday, but please try to secure reservations for the days that they still have available.

- If you are unable to secure reservations for a certain night or any of the nights, please contact Carolann Corado, President of the District Employees Association to be placed on a waiting list. Carolann’s contact info is: carolann8148 [at] gmail [dot] com or by phone at 940-841-0440.

Phone Number: 1-800-233-1234

Block Name: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Room Rate: $159

Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Annual Meeting Tours

Auxiliary Tour: Walking Tour of Guenther House
The walking tour will be held on Tuesday, October 29th, tickets are $30 and the tour will be capped at 55 participants.
In 1848, an apprentice millwright, Carl Hilmar Guenther ventured to America from Europe. In 1860, after the Pioneer Flour Mill was erected, Guenther began to build a home for his family. The participants will tour the Guenther Family home which now houses mill memorabilia including antique baking accessories, cookie cutters and anniversary Dresden china plates.

Conservation Tour: Walking Tour of Protecting the Alamo City from Flooding
The walking tour will be held on Wednesday, October 30th, tickets are $30 and the tour will last around 
4 hours. TSSWCB and the ATSWCD have partnered with the San Antonio River Authority to provide a tour of the improvements made to both ends of the river to improve the quality of life for residents and business owners and increase the water quality, quantity and diversity of plant and animal species. The first stop on the tour will be at the beginning of the San Antonio River, where flood water is piped 150 feet below the city for three miles to prevent flooding in the downtown area. This is also where the city controls the water levels in the world famous River Walk. Tour participants will then travel outside of town to the Mission Reach area of the river to see the eight-mile ecosystem restoration and recreation project along the river. The river serves as an important natural buffer that will protect the Mission from future development.

Sponsorship Information

Please contact Rusty Ray with any questions regarding our sponsorship program by email at rray [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov () or by phone at 254-773-2250 ext. 228. The deadline for becoming a sponsor is October 2, 2019.

Sponsorship Packet

Donate online: https://apps.portal.texas.gov/feepaylite/tx/tsswcb/meeting/order/start

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors for the 79th Annual Meeting in Fort Worth please send payment to the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The deadline for exhibitors is October 2, 2019.

Exhibitor Packet

Please note if paying by credit card please contact the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts at 254-778-8741.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Christensen at 254-228-7881 or by email at mchristensen [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov.

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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