CEUs for this presentation: .25
CEUs available for the following certifications:
- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
- CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association
Speaker: Rebekah Dobrasko
Did you know the Texas Department of Transportation is a world leader in providing bat habitat? Join us at this session to learn about this program and more that TxDOT does to protect and enhance Texas’ natural and human environments as part of the state’s transportation program. TxDOT is partnering with organizations across the state to share stories of environmental excellence. This session will explore the ways that TxDOT interacts with the environment and how you can be involved in our environmental initiatives. Learn more about our wildflower programs, bats in bridges, historic roads, and wildlife crossings. Discover ways that your organization can partner with TxDOT to tell these stories along our state’s trails and parks.
- Describe the ways that TxDOT protects and enhances the natural and cultural environment of Texas.
- Discuss additional ways that transportation projects can incorporate environmental protections and enhancements.
- Identify ways that TxDOT can partner with trail and bike organizations to help tell environmental stories.
At the end of the presentation, TxDOT will lead a discussion among participates about ways that we can work together on projects related to the environment. Participants may brainstorm ways that trails and other projects can incorporate environmental enhancements, and also discuss how any interpretive signage can discuss larger environmental programs. In addition, TxDOT will present a case study with how the agency worked with the City of Austin to build a trail near a historically African-American baseball field and helps interpret that history to users of the trail.