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77th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors - October 23-25, 2017

77th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors

October 23-25, 2017

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center in Galveston

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What Is It?

It is an annual meeting that provides Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Directors, SWCD employees, and others 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.

When Is It?

The 77th Annual Meeting of Texas SWCD Directors will be held October 23-25, 2017 in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center 

Registration for the Annual Meeting of Soil and Water Conservation District Directors will open August 1, 2017!

Please click below to see the Schedule

Schedule of Events (PDF) 

Hotel Information

The block name is Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Main Phone:409-741-8484 or toll free: 1-888-388-8484

Moody Gardens Hotel is located at Seven Hope Boulevard in Galveston, TX 77554

Room Reservations open May 1, 2017.

The rate is $139

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Loren Warrick

Overflow Hotel Information:

Best Western - Galveston West Beach Hotel

8710 Seawall Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77554

Block Name:
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Dates: 10/22/2017 - 10/24/2017

Main Phone: 409-356-6008 or 409-740-9100
Reserve online:

Annual Meeting Tours

Auxiliary Tour and Reception

The Auxiliary members will enjoy a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and an array of birds. After the tour is complete, they will return to the hotel for their business meeting and light refreshments. Auxiliary Tour will be capped at 50 participants.

Conservation Tour

President and CEO of Moody Gardens, John Zendt will give participants a tour of the water treatment process and facility on grounds at the Moody Garden Hotel. Next, participants will meet with Animal Husbandry Manager, Greg Whittaker to learn about the conservation efforts in which Moody Gardens is involved. Conservation Tour will be capped at 60 participants.


Exhibitors for the 77th Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi

Exhibitor Packet information (PDF)

Please note if paying by Credit Card please contact the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts at 254-778-8741 they will be taking your payment.