The Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working together to monitor and promote stewardship of Texas waterways, and ensure the information is available to all Texans. Volunteers are trained to collect quality-assured information that can be used to make environmentally sound decisions. Established in 1991 as Texas Watch, Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since its inception, the Texas Stream Team has trained over 11,000 volunteers to collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, and streams with programs across the state. Volunteers complete three phases of training using a test kit that measures physical and chemical parameters in water.
H-GAC has been a Texas Stream Team Partner from the beginning and coordinates a Texas Stream Team Monitoring Group and holds Standard Core Water Quality Monitoring Trainings within the H-GAC region.
If you are interested in the H-GAC Texas Stream Team program to become a certified Water Quality Monitor in the H-GAC Region, please contact us at [email protected].
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Upcoming H-GAC Texas Stream Team Certified Water Monitoring Trainings
H-GAC offers the Texas Stream Team Standard Core Water Quality Citizen Scientist Training at different locations across the region each year in cooperation with local partners. Core trainings are typically limited in size, and combine Phase I and II into a one-day training followed by an individually scheduled Phase III. See the Training Requirements section below for more information.
- Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Delores Fenwick Nature Center in Pearland. Spaces are limited. Registration will open soon.
H-GAC and partners plan to hold several trainings in 2022. Please check back for more information or email [email protected] with questions.