Date: 3/27/21 9:15 am
From: paul sellin <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender pjsellin for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Kerr Co. HOH reopening --longish

Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center (HOH) at 5103 JunctionHighway, Mountain Home, TX 78058, the top eBird Hotspot for Kerr County (HOTW 069),will reopen to the public on a limited basis starting Wednesday, April 7th,8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then on each Wednesday, when not a state holiday, such asApril 21st.  A kiosk at the office parkinglot will have a sign-in sheet. As HOH Director David Buckmeier explained to mevia email yesterday, HOH, like many other public institutions and businesses, hasreduced its onsite personnel for Covid reasons. He is going to dedicate enough personnel on Wednesdays to open HOH, consistentwith safe practices and to fulfill HOH’s main purpose, to support the TPWD’sInland Fisheries Division’s scientific mission.  He will post notices if HOH can't be open on a particular Wednesday, besides state holidays.  Unlike many of TPWD’s facilities, such state parks, HOH is not organizedfor public visits, but due to the interest of birders and others, DirectorBuckmeier is reopening HOH.  Visitsinside the office are discouraged, and will require masking up and otherCovid-related safe practices.  Notices onthe kiosks at the main gate and office parking lot will go into moredetail.  Director Buckmeier will considerother visiting arrangements, such as for the West Kerr CBC and othersituations.  TPWD/HOH has a Facebook pageand internet website presence with more details and contact info.  Maybe one of you FB users could repost toTexbirds FB.   Take care and be well. 

Paul Sellin      

Near Ingram, TX

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