This posted to the BBCA facebook site today, just in case any of you are in the area later this week. I have written the group and the Brewster and Presidio County Commissioners in support of their dark sky initiatives. I told of my travels to their area specifically to take advantage of the observing potential. Those notes have made it into the hands of, among others Park Rangers at Big Bend Ranch State Park from whom I have gotten replies and offers to participate in some observing data gathering programs they are running.
I encourage others to communicate your appreciation for these dark sky efforts and tell them of your travels or travel interests that are based on the dark sky. The powers that be in the "tri-county area" (12,312.1 square miles, land area 27% larger than Maryland) are working to advance our mutual interests! Our support is evidence they can use.
The meeting is in Terlingua.
Sara Allen Colando, Brewster County Commissioner Pct 2
I'm holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 24th 11:00 AM at the Red Pattillo Community Center to answer questions about Dark Sky Preservation measures in the tri-county area.
We'll be focusing on Brewster County's outdoor lighting ordinance, the recent debate over legislation to amend the tax code, and what "dark sky friendly" lighting practices look like.
If the weather is nice, we'll stay outside on the Community Center's front porch. If we have to move the meeting inside, mask wearing is recommended per CDC guidelines.
I hope to see you there!