Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working together to collect information about the natural resources of Texas and to 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). Currently more than 400 Texas Stream Team volunteers 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upcoming H-GAC Texas Stream Team Certified Water Monitoring Trainings
Phase I and II Trainings
H-GAC offers the Texas Stream Team 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.
H-GAC plans to offer more trainings across the region in 2020, but trainings will not be scheduled until it is safe to do so. Please check back for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Phase III Trainings
Phase III trainings are scheduled on an individual basis after completion of the Phase I and II workshop. Phase III trainings are currently on hold. If you completed the February 2020 Phase I and II training, please communicate with email@example.com to begin determining your monitoring location so your Phase III training can be scheduled when trainings resume.