The Texas Stream Team, part of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, received a Texas Environmental Excellence Award from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Governor Greg Abbott and TCEQ commissioners selected 10 winners in nine categories. The awards recognize efforts to use less water or energy, educate the public about natural resources and reduce pollution.
“I am proud to announce this year’s winners,” said TCEQ Chairman Jon Niermann. “Not only are they innovative, but each one demonstrates a commitment to our state’s environment that should inspire all Texans to follow their lead.”
The Texas Stream Team was recognized in the Civic/Community category for its efforts to raise awareness and develop environmental stewards. The team was also recognized for the value of the data collected and recorded online. This helps regional leaders and advocates to assess their local water quality, and when necessary, allows them to develop remediation strategies and conservation efforts.
Read more from Jayme Blaschke with Texas State University here.