H-GAC's Texas Stream Team (TST) program had a successful year in 2017. There were five Phase I and II training days, new monitoring sites and monitors were added. H-GAC's goal is to continue to have the most comprehensive volunteer monitoring program in the state by adding more monitors and monitoring stations in 2018.
There is a staff change to announce. Becki Begley will be stepping away from TST to focus on assisting small coastal communities with water quality education and outreach. She also manages the River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash®.
Rachel Fields will take on a larger role with the TST program at H-GAC. Rachel is a Planner, primarily conducting water quality monitoring for H-GAC's Clean Rivers Program, but is also a trained Stream Team instructor and auditor. She has more than a decade of experience in water quality. Rachel will be the Data Manager, and will continue to assist Project Manager Will Merrell with training and outreach events. Please send your emails and data sheets to firstname.lastname@example.org. Will or Rachel will respond to your questions and requests.