NCTCOG to Host Environmental Stewardship Networking Event

Environmental Stewardship
5/22/2018

Business leaders, nonprofits to discuss addressing challenges

 

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Brian Wilson
(817)704-2511
bwilson@nctcog.org


Arlington, Texas – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will hold a networking event to bring together potential donors and nonprofit groups whose work helps mitigate the environmental effects of transportation projects. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. June 21 at the Trinity River Audubon Center.

The networking event will help industry leaders and nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental protection and restoration activities establish relationships and could lead to future partnerships. The result could be the completion of environmentally focused projects.


This opportunity complements NCTCOG’s Environmental Stewardship Program, established in 2016 in memory of the late Chris Anderson.


Anderson was a transportation planner who sought to bring multiple partners together to advance environmental stewardship during a distinguished career that included stops at NCTCOG, the North Texas Tollway Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation.


The Environmental Stewardship Program provides $1.6 million to fund efforts such as restoring wetlands, planting trees and educating the private sector about taking care of the environment.
Michael Morris, director of NCTCOG’s Transportation Department, will provide opening remarks at the networking event. The event will feature group discussions on the following:

  • Conserving or restoring natural spaces that provide habitat and connectivity for wildlife, carbon storage, pervious surfaces, mitigation of the urban heat-island effect, and scenic or aesthetic value

  • Protecting water quality and restoring natural hydrology to reduce runoff of pollutants into surface waters, prevent soil and streambank erosion, restore riparian zones, provide habitat for aquatic species, and reduce flood risk

  • Addressing the challenges nonprofits and donors face in acquiring and giving money

RSVP for the FREE networking event by June 8 at www.espnetworking.eventbrite.com/. The Trinity River Audubon Center is located at 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information on the NCTCOG Environmental Stewardship Program, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/environmentalstewardship.  

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.


NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.
For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

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