Kristen Vale, Texas Coastal Program Coordinator for American Bird Conservancy (ABS):
Kristen Vale has a BS in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and an MS in Environmental Sciences from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She has been studying shorebird ecology on Galveston Island since 2012 and her thesis work focused on the distribution of Piping Plover on the Upper Texas Coast. At ABC Kristen helps coordinate protection, monitoring, and outreach of imperiled beach-nesting bird and nonbreeding bird species along the Texas coast.
Today is election day at Nassau Bay City Hall Council Chambers so members will meet at the near by Chick-fil-A restaurant to honor our veterans.
Alexa Haass, a Harris County Master Gardener:
Alexa Haass is a mom, wife, gardener, nature/animal lover, and Houston realtor at Haass Properties Realty. Her presentation will be on Texas Trees and Tree Care.
Suzanne Gilbert, current president of Houston Rose Society:
Suzanne Gilbert, current president, has also served the Houston Rose Society as publicity chairperson. As a member since 1995, she has grown roses for over 30 years in Houston. In 2012 she became a Consulting Rosarian and has given many presentations on roses to gardening groups in the Houston area. Her first rose garden as a young girl was in Baltimore, Maryland. Peace, Tropicana, and Chrysler Imperial grew in that first garden. Suzanne enjoys educating people on how to grow beautiful roses and believes that roses are for everyone.