October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The location is the Northwest Recreation Center at 2913 Northland Dr, 78757. Enter the front doors, look left, and you will see and hear us.

Visiting begins at 6 pm with our business meeting following at 6:30. Our speaker begins at 7.

Our agenda is typically the following:  bring your brown-bag dinner or a snack; we gather at 6 pm & socialize; 6:30-7:00 greetings, introductions, business, outings reports and planning; 7- 8 speaker; 8 – 8:15 adjournment and cleanup.

Our speaker is Lucien Ball, the City of Austin Environmental Program Coordinator for Fire Management.  Luke will talk about the conservation property, why fire is important to the land, the practices used to manage wildfire, and personal wildfire safety and home protection.   Interestingly, Fire Management is part of the Austin Water, Wildlife Conservation Division.

Lucien (Luke) Ball began his career in wildland fire management in 1998 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.   During his time in Federal firefighting service, he participated in wildfire suppression, prescribed fire, and emergency incidents in 24 states.  In 2011, Luke began working as the Fire Management Coordinator for the City of Austin.  He now assesses fire danger, prepares fire response plans, implements fire prevention and mitigation actions, and conducts prescribed fire treatments for the Wildland Conservation Division and its partners.

Join us and bring a friend!

Our November meeting will be our pot-luck celebration with the election of new Board members.  Remember to bring clothing and outdoor equipment you no longer year.  This is our free exchange.  Bring clothes or toys and take home something new to try – for free!