April Newsletter

Speaker
Lerrin Johnson
TPWD 

Presentation Topic:
Threatened and endangered species along the Texas Gulf Coast 

Speaker Bio: Lerrin Johnson  is a native of Aransas Pass Texas, where she has been stationed as a Game Warden  for 7 years. Lerrin attended Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she received her Bachelor of Science-Biology degree. After completing college Lerrin attended the 54th Game Warden Academy in Hamilton, Texas and graduated in June of 2009. After the academy she was stationed in Burnet County where she stayed for three years before transferring to San Patricio County. While being stationed on the coast, Lerrin has become very passionate about enforcing salt water recreational and commercial regulations. Lerrin not only enforces Texas regulations but also patrols Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico to enforce federal regulations.

Thanks to this Month’s Sponsor!

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A Letter from the Chair 

 

Dear A&WMA Alamo Chapter Members,

I thought I would take this month’s letter to tell you about myself.  I married my college sweetheart in 1997 the weekend I graduated Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in geology.  Now that was a crazy weekend!  After our honeymoon, I joined my husband, Chris, at Fort Hood.  He transitioned out of the Army and we came to San Antonio in 2000.  I worked at Raba Kistner for 16 years and received my master’s degree in 2004 in geology.

Our lives changed forever when we adopted our little miracle, Sydney in 2008.  We found out we were chosen by the birth mom on October 8, 2008 and brought her home a week later.  We were so blessed because I was able to stay home with her for the first six months.  She is truly our pride and joy!  Every weekend during this time of year, you will find me cheering on her CYO softball team.

In September 2016, I joined Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. as an environmental manager.  More blessings abound as I have a wonderful team!!  I am grateful for each of them – you know you are 😊.

Enough about me – we confirmed the date of the Symposium for May 8th at the Northside Activity Center.   We are looking for sponsors for this event, so please contact any of the Board members or info@AWMA.org if you are interested in sponsoring.  The levels are Gold for $200 and Silver for $150.  The main difference in the levels is that for the Gold, your company can have a table at the Symposium to display company logos, advertising materials, etc.

I hope to see many people at the Symposium.  The money we raise at the event goes into our restricted funds account that we use for scholarships, grants or something educational for school kids.  Last year, we gave money to the Witte Museum so kids in Title I schools could go on a field trip to the museum.  The Symposium is a great place to network and learn new things so please consider joining us!

Best regards,
Heather Johnson
AWMA Alamo Chapter Chair

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