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82nd Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors - October 24-26, 2022

 

Overview

The Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors is a meeting that provides Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Directors, SWCD employees, and other conservation partners 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.

2022 Annual Meeting

The 82nd Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors will be held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas on October 24-26, 2022.

Tentative Schedule

Room Block Information

Hotel room block will open August 1st at 8:30 am and close September 30th. Room rate is $145 or prevailing government per diem.

 - The booking link and reservation phones will OPEN AT 8:30 AM on 8/1 -

- We ask that on August 1st that you attempt to make a reservation by calling
409-683-1299 or online at https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1722&skipfirstpage=true&page=3900
The block is likely to fill up quickly for Sunday, but please try to secure reservations for the days that they still have available.

- WAIT LIST: Moody Gardens will be managing the wait list. The block is likely to fill up quickly for Sunday, but please try to secure reservations for the days that they still have available and be put on the wait list for the nights they are sold out of. You can be added to the wait list over the phone 409-683-1299. You will be asked for a name, check-in/out dates and a phone number. Once you are to move off of the wait list Moody Gardens will call you and get a credit card number to hold the reservation. 

ROOM LIMIT: There is a limit of booking (2) rooms per name. They will need individual names to book more than two rooms.

- CANCELLATION POLICY: The cancellation policy is 72 hours days prior to the check in date or the credit card on file will be charged the full amount.

- CREDIT CART AUTHORIZATION FORM:  If the name on the credit card does not match the name on the reservation, they will be requiring a credit card authorization form that requires a signature. They will assist you with this over the phone.

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration will open on August 1st and close on October 3rd. The deadline to request refunds will be close of business on October 7th.

Pre-Registration Costs (includes 2 meals)
Pre-Registration: $195
Spouse Pre-Registration: $170

Pre-Registration Form

Link to register online by credit card (processing fee required):
https://apps.portal.texas.gov/feepaylite/tx/tsswcb/meeting/order/start

Tour Information

Auxiliary Walking Tour, Tuesday 10/25
Tickets: $30


Breakfast meeting followed by a guided walking tour of Moody MansionThe Auxiliary Activity will be capped at 55 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis once payment and pre-registration form is received. We will not be taking names prior to receiving payment or form.

Walking Conservation Tour of Artist Boat, Wednesday 10/26
Tickets: $30


Artist Boat is striving to preserve and restore 1,400 contiguous acres from beach to bay, growing the Coastal Heritage Preserve to the scale of Galveston Island State Park, with just over 2,000 acres. Artist Boat is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. The Conservation Tour will be capped at 50 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis once payment and pre-registration form is received. We will not be taking names prior to receiving payment or form.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Christensen at 254-228-7881 or by email at mchristensen@tsswcb.texas.gov

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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