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  • Notice of Meeting of the Fire Commissioners of Williamson County Emergency Services District #8
    8/21/2019 5:30 PM

    Notice of Meeting of the Fire Commissioners of Williamson County Emergency Services District #8

    The Board of Fire Commissioners of Williamson County Emergency Services District #8 will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5:30p.m. at 3500 D B Wood Road, Public Safety Operations and Training Center, Georgetown, Texas. If you need accommodations for a disability, please notify Nancy Rangel at 512-968-4077 in advance.

    Williamson County Emergency Services District #8 Board Members: Bobby Bunte, Bennie Piper, Troy Rodriguez and Ira Wood.

    Call to Order

    Board may, at any time, recess the Regular Session to convene in Executive Session at the request of the Chair, Board Member, or legal counsel for any purpose authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551, and are subject to action in the Regular Session that follows.

    • Consideration and possible action to approve the minutes from the Regular Session Meeting held on July 17, 2019.
    • Consideration and possible action approve the minutes from the Special Call Budget Meeting held on August 5, 2019.
    • Presentation of the monthly Treasurer’s report and payment of bills by Ron Barrick.
    • Development of annual calendar of recurring events.
    • Monthly presentation, report(s) and updates by City of Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan.
    • Public Comment.

    I, Nancy Rangel, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the ESD8 website, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times and with the County Clerk’s Office on the 16th day of August at 3:00 p.m. and remained posted for at least 72 continuous hours, preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

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    Nancy Rangel

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County Events

"Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves" Training Offered April 25

  • 11 April 2019
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Event date: 4/25/2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

"Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves" Training Offered April 25

The Williamson County Conservation Foundation is offering another “Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves” training for people who want to access County preserve areas.  The next class will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (sign-in begins at 6:00 p.m.) at the Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, Texas 78626. The training will be held in the Human Resources Training Room. Please drive around to the northwest corner of the building to access through the Training Room door.  

“Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves” is a program presented by the Williamson County Conservation and is based on the international "Leave No Trace" program for outdoor ethics.  The training allows participants to hike, bird watch, and enjoy Williamson County preserves. Everyone older than 12 needs their own pass; children under 12 must be accompanied by a pass-holding adult.

To reserve a spot in the class, send an email to [email protected] and include "LNT" in the subject line. Include your name and the number of persons accompanying you. Because of classroom size, the class is limited to the first 40 people who register. 

The Center for Outdoor Ethics describes the Leave No Trace program this way: “Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.”

“Learning about LNT and LNT techniques helps people become more accomplished hikers, campers, and outdoor recreationists,” adds Gary Boyd, Williamson County Conservation Foundation environmental program coordinator. 

Williamson County has two preserve areas that will be open immediately to individuals who have received the training.  Twin Springs Preserve is a located on the north side of Lake Georgetown and is accessed from the Good Water Trail from the trailhead at Russell Park or from a small, all-weather parking area just off County Road 262. There are approximately 3.3 miles of trails available at Twin Springs.  Beck Preserve is located off of RM 620 at Great Oaks Drive in Round Rock and offers just under 2 miles of trails.  Parking for the Beck Preserve is available at the Brushy Creek MUD Community Center, 16318 S Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock, Texas. Other county preserve areas will be opened in the future as access pathways can be developed.

More information on Leave No Trace is available at http://www.lnt.org/. Information on the Williamson County Conservation Foundation is available at www.wilco.org/wccf. 
 

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