Houston Wilderness feted dynamic mother-daughter duo Beth Robertson and Cullen Geiselman at its annual luncheon on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at River Oaks Country Club with its Wild Life Award, an annual dedication by Houston Wilderness to a person or organization that has had a deep impact on advancing the environmental assets of the region. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Andrew Sansom, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and Luncheon Co-Chairs Kyle and John Kirksey, Shawn and Bill Jackson, and John Kirksey, Jr. presided over an enthusiastic crowd of over 400 friends, family and ardent admirers.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Director Carter Smith shared his personal memory of “Beth with her love of people and place and Cullen with her deep-seated inquisitiveness… you could just watch her Mom out of the corner of her eye take great pride in who her daughter was, is and would become.“ When accepting their award, Beth commented on the myriad of environmental organizations that she helped to found over the last forty years and the almost embarrassing amount of ecological riches in our region. But she concluded “my most significant contribution to conservation was creating my wonderful daughter, Cullen, who has accomplished so much and will continue to contribute even more than I ever have.”
The 15-member Get Out Here Houston Steering Committee was recognized for its collaborative efforts in creating the Get Out Here Houston website and iPhone App – www.getoutherehouston.org. Steering Committee Chairman, Sanford Criner, noted that “Houston is far from being a concrete jungle. The Get Out Here Houston website and iPhone App provide a one-stop shop to discover all the amazing outdoor amenities and activities available in the Greater Houston Region. This collaborative of nonprofit and business leaders came together to produce the website and iPhone App and now it’s time to spread the word far and wide!