May 20 Friday
The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute currently has open two statewide surveys of interest to all audiences, the Texas Landowner Survey and the Texas Water Survey. Each is important and relevant to state residents.
• The Texas Landowner Survey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MYFDX3B ) is a signature of NRI released statewide once every 5 years. The audience for this voluntary, confidential and anonymous multiple choice survey are landowners who own or operate rural working lands, and any size landholding is appropriate for responding to this survey (1+ acres). The purpose of the Texas Landowner Survey is to better understand landowner needs, preferences, concerns and challenges regarding the everyday management of their properties. The survey informs the Texas A&M Land Trends Program (http://txlandtrends.org/), which is used statewide by landowners, natural resource agencies, land conservation organizations, and stewardship professionals to assist private landowners. The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is divided into 6 topic areas (Land Management, Landowner Concerns, Land Loss/Fragmentation, Water, Hunting, and Landowners). Findings are only presented in aggregate form. This means that responses will not be associated with the landowner or their property, and only totals or averages will be presented. Because we do this so infrequently (i.e., every 5 years), the importance of gathering landowner data benefits all of us. More information about the Texas Landowner Survey can be found on the Institute’s website (https://nri.tamu.edu/programs/land/texas-landowner-survey/) and in our attached Survey Flyer.
Please consider responding to the survey. We are hoping to receive a wide response, as it will be closing soon. As a token of our appreciation, anyone participating in the survey has the option of entering a voluntary raffle to win 1 of 15 Yeti® Texas Land Trends tumblers (drawings on April 18, 2022). I am hopeful for a successful campaign with your help. Please feel free to call (979.845.1851) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the survey. Thank you sincerely for your assistance and consideration. Your responses matter and will help all Texans!
The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute currently has open two statewide surveys of interest to all audiences, the Texas Landowner Survey and the Texas Water Survey. Each is important and relevant to state residents. The Texas Water Survey is a new statewide survey. The audience for this survey is any state resident. The Water Survey is multiple choice, voluntary, confidential and anonymous, covering the daily use and management of water resources across Texas in 10 topic areas (general water questions, water dependability, accessibility of information, cost of water, future water needs, water quality, water recreation, private wells, flooding and drought, and water users). The survey takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. An outcome of the survey is giving voice to state resident general water experiences and concerns so that these can be shared with residents, water leaders, professionals and community leaders to spark conversations around water and to recommend and develop programs, informational materials and technical guidance. More information about the Texas Water Survey can be found on the Institute’s website (here) and in our attached Surveys Flyers. Water impacts all Texans. There are many regions across the state with challenged water infrastructure and resources, Laredo, TX is a recent example, and with your help, we would like to hear from state residents about their water needs and concerns. Please consider responding to the survey. We are hoping to receive a wide response, as it will be closing soon. As a token of our appreciation, anyone participating in the survey has the option of entering a voluntary raffle to win 1 of 15 Yeti® Texas Land Trends tumblers (drawings on April 18, 2022). I am hopeful for a successful campaign with your help. Please feel free to call (979.845.1851) or email (email@example.com) with any questions about the survey. Thank you sincerely for your assistance and consideration. Your responses matter and will help all Texans!
The Montalvo House Farm-To-Table Organic Market has changed its schedule! The market is now open for in-store purchases on the first Friday and Saturday of each month, followed by an eCommerce store with delivery options for all other weeks. Get great local certified organic vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat, dry goods and more delivered right to your home and office! For more information, visit our website at www.themontalvohouse.org
What brings a poem from a first-person narrative, to what has been termed Confessional poetry? Looking at poems by groundbreaking poets Sylvia Plath, Ann Sexton, and Ai, we will explore how these women poets broke through barriers of sex and language, how they shaped their work, and, using their examples, we will break through our own boundaries. A packet will be sent to participants before the workshop, with poems from each of the poets and background information of their eras, along with suggestions for our own writing. Each participant will write 3 poems, inspired by each of these Confessional poets, and poems by participants will be read carefully and discussed.
May 21 Saturday
Online, non-faith-based, full Peer Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. Free. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Saturdays. Hosted by University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX (other cities and states are very welcome). Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (210-249-1289) for more information and consent form. One-time sign-up required.
San Antonio Public Library is hosting an online space for people to listen to stories as they explore their creativity. So come and play with pastels, knit with nonchalance, delight in doodling! In fact, as long as it gets your creativity flowing, whether it’s sewing or Sudoku, feel free to join in. While everyone is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for members of the queer community. Each week we’ll play a podcast or excerpts from books with queer-centered storylines or queer characters. You can listen and craft, strike up a conversation about that week’s current audio selection, or swap tips with a fellow crafter.
The listening selections will be posted a week ahead of time on the LGBTQ+ LibGuide (guides.mysapl.org/lgbtq) along with information about the book or podcast as well as any potential content warnings. Register through the events calendar at mysapl.org!
***Registration is required***
May 22 Sunday