Texas Stream Team, part of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, has been awarded a $427,000 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to expand the program’s citizen science efforts and education across Texas.
Texas Stream Team is a citizen scientist water quality monitoring program that is administered through a cooperative partnership between The Meadows Center, TCEQ and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The program is dedicated to understanding and protecting the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways.
“Our citizen scientists are first responders for Texas rivers, streams and creeks,” Texas Steam Team Program Coordinator Jenna Walker said. “They are plugged in with their communities and are more knowledgeable about the specific river they are monitoring, as opposed to a resource specialist who may live 100 miles away.”
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