The Trinity Basin Conservation Foundation will hold its 2008 annual membership meeting Oct. 17 at the Parten family's 7J Ranch in Houston County, west of Crockett, Texas. The theme of this year's meeting is "Linkages among urban and rural Texans, conservation and the Trinity River."
Informal social activities begin - and refreshments will be served - at 5 p.m., with a barbecue dinner at 6:30. Brief updates will be given on progress in the organization, and a keynote address by local landowner J.K. "Rooter" Brite will follow.
Brite, a multi-generational rancher at the headwaters of the Trinity, will tell his story - illustrating how a common-sense, practical, open-minded approach to land stewardship can be good business in the Trinity River Basin, and how working outside his fence lines has improved his overall operation.
Cost of the meal is only $10 and annual membership (good through 2009) is $20. All landowners, residents and decision makers throughout the areas, which will comprise the Trinity River watershed (from north and west of Fort Worth to east of Houston) are invited. Two new directors will be elected by members at this event).
Those wanting to attend, should contact Jenny Sanders by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 361-279-7287 to RSVP, and also receive directions to the 7J Ranch.