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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.
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
Western Regional Panel on ANS
The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species was formed in 1997 to help limit the introduction, spread and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western regions of North America.