Aquifer Groups Host US Fish and Wildlife Town Hall Meeting on Critical Habitat for Devils River Minnows
When: Monday, September 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Kinney County District Courtroom
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance and Kinney County Ground Zero will host a town hall meeting to inform the public about the designation of Critical Habitat for the Devils River Minnow in Kinney County featuring experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Joy Nicholopoulos (USFWS State Administrator), Adam Zerrenner (USFWS Field Supervisor), and Nathan Allan (Fisheries Biologist) will answer questions about the recent designation of critical habitat for the Devils River Minnow in Pinto Creek. They will also discuss how people in Kinney County can help conserve the minnow and the streams where it lives.
Annalisa Peace, executive director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance says, “The Alliance is hosting this town hall meeting on behalf of our Bracklettville member group,”Kinney County Ground Zero.” “We hope the expertise provided at this forum will enable the local community to make informed decisions on matters affecting the species and Kinney County’s water resources.”
For more information on Critical Habitat for the Devils River Minnow: http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/AustinTexas/
US Fish and Wildlife Service has published “Questions and Answers – Devils River Minnow Critical Habitat” which can be downloaded from here.