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WRP/GSARP Annual Meeting

Western Regional Panel on ANS and Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

WRP/GSARP Annual Meeting

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Type End Quantity
Joint Meeting - September 17 Ended Free  
WRP Business Meeting - September 18 Ended Free  
GSARP Business Meeting - September 18 Ended Free  
Joint Field Trip - September 19 Ended Free  

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Event Details

The WRP and GSARP will gather for their annual meeting in Houston to share and learn regional AIS experiences.  

Agenda at a glance

September 17 - WRP and GSARP will meet together for a full day of presentations and discussions. 

September 18 - WRP and GSARP will meet separately for their respective full-day business meetings. 

September 19 - WRP and GSARP will meet together for a half-day feild trip. 

A full agenda will be available soon. 

Hotel:

The Crowne Plaza Downtown is offering WPR and GSARP members a rate of $118 plus tax. 
In-House Reservations office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Call (713) 739-8800.  Please mention group code: ANS when booking your room to receive the special meeting rate. 

All online reservations can be made here

Transportation from the Airport:

If you are traveling from outside the Houston area, there are two airport options to reach the meeting.  

William B Hobby Airport – 12 miles from the hotel.  Major airlines offer service with the addition of Southwest Airlines.  There are a variety of shuttle and taxi services for transportation from the airport. Shuttle services are approximately $18 one way.  Taxi is approximately $25 one way.

George Bush International - 21 miles from the hotel.  Major airlines offer service. There are a variety of shuttle and taxi services for transportation from the airport. Shuttle services are approximately $24 one way.  Taxi is approximately $47.50 one way.

Local Area Highlights:

Once at the hotel there are many restaurants and other attractions reached on foot.  The hotel does offer complimentary shuttle upon request throughout the downtown area.  Also the LightRail is Houston’s 7.5 mile light rail system that connects downtown, Midtown, the Museum District and more.  You can catch the LightRail 4 blocks from the hotel.  Learn more about public transportation in Houston: http://www.ridemetro.org/   

The following are locations of interest in the vicinity of the hotel.

Houston Theater District – 1 mile 

University of Houston – 3 miles 

The Houston Museum of Natural Science – 3 miles 

Galleria – a popular shopping and restaurant destination – 7 miles 

Downtown Aquarium Restaurant – 1 mile 

House of Blues – 1 mile 

Bayou Music Center – 1 mile 

JPMorgan Chase Tower  - 1 mile - offers the highest public view of Houston from the Sky Lobby on the 60th floor

NASA Space Center – 27 miles 

When & Where


Houston
Crowne Plaza Downtown
1700 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CDT)


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Organizer

Western Regional Panel on ANS and Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel

The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species and Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel were formed in 1997 and XYZ respectively,  to help limit the introduction, spread and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western and Gulf regions of North America. 

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