Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Flood Control District Executive Director Petersen, Others will Announce Native Seed Mix that Produces Grasses and Flowers that Reduce Storm Damage and Environmental Impacts for 13-County Region

29 Nov, 23

WHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Flood Control District Executive Director Tina Petersen, agricultural scientists and seed experts will announce the Southeast Texas Native Seed Mix (SET NSM) program near a stormwater detention basin that potentially will be a test site for the native grasses and flowers. Experts will discuss seed access and applicability and will detail the benefits to environmental sustainability, storm and drought resilience, public health and the economy. The Regional Access to Native Seed Mix (RANSM) Coalition consists of elected officials, business and economic development leaders, large-parcel commercial landowners, governmental entities, public health authorities, statewide native seed growers, Texas Native Seeds Program and Natural Resources Conservation Service-Texas (NRCS-Texas).

WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Dr. Tina Petersen, Executive Director, Harris County Flood Control District
Deborah January-Bevers, CEO, Houston Wilderness Harris County
Dr. Tony Falk, Director, Texas Native Seeds Program
Nicholas Demel, Reclamation Specialist, Bamert Seed Company
Dr. Loren Hopkins, Chief Environmental Science Officer, City of Houston Health Department
State Rep. Gene Wu

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. 

WHERE: Christia V. Adair Park, Barbeque Pavilion No. 1 | 15107 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX, 77047

LIVE STREAM: Precinct One Social Media accounts: @hcpct1 or youtube.com/@CommissionerRodneyEllis

VISUALS: Native grasses, seeds, and strengthened root systems. Also, B-roll of the Reverend William and Audrey Lawson Park, a potential test site for the grasses.