SAVE THE DATE FOR the 8th Annual MBBF: April 5, 6, and 7, 2024

2023 Keynote Dinner Speaker

Romey Swanson

Texas Audubon Director of Conservation Strategy

“Survival by Degrees - The Future of Birds”

Saturday March 25, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Palacios Educational Pavilion, 693 South Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
Romey Swanson is the Director of Conservation Strategy for Audubon Texas and has been named the Executive Director of the Devils River Conservancy beginning in April. At Audubon, he works with state, national, and international partners to identify and advance important conservation strategies for the benefit of birds, landscapes, and the communities that depend on them. Romey is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. He is active within the Texas land trust community and was appointed to the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council by Governor Abbott during 2021. He serves on the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Wildlife Diversity Advisory Committee and the newly formed Mountain Lion Stakeholder Group. Romey contributed to Deep in the Heart as Lead Science Consultant. He received a master’s degree from Texas State University studying Wildlife Ecology in 2009. Romey lives in Austin and enjoys spending time with his family hunting, camping, and photographing wildlife.

Dinner with guest chef

Shawn Watkins

Charcuterie Table
Boursin Bruschetta
Asparagus Tarts

1. Fresh Lockhart greens, shaved reggiano, marinated nicoise olives, herbed croutons, coastal Catalina dressing
2. Pan seared gulf shrimp, local wild rice pilaf, white cannellini garlic purée, blanched Salicornia, Buerre blanc
3. Sourdough bread pudding, rum soaked pineapple, caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream

 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
(Corner of 2nd Street & Moore Ave)
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