Are you interested in helping the environment, spending time outdoors, and giving back to the community? If your answer is yes, you should consider becoming a Sugar Land Texas Stream Team Volunteer.
Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working to gather information about the natural resources of Texas and to ensure the information is available to all Texans. Established in 1991, Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hundreds of Texas Stream Team volunteers currently collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, bays, bayous, and estuaries in Texas.
The City of Sugar Land and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful formed a Sugar Land Texas Stream Team to monitor local creeks and streams. “The Sugar Land Texas Stream Team is an essential part of our community’s approach to gather information concerning the water quality within our waterways and for citizens to become aware and active stewards of our water resources,” said Claudia Notestine, Storm Water Program Coordinator.
Volunteers must complete three phases of training and are asked to make a two-year commitment to monitor their assigned site(s) monthly at the same time of day each month. Monitoring takes approximately one to two hours. A water quality monitoring kit for each site will be provided upon completion of training. Volunteers under age 18 must have an adult complete training and monitor their site with them.
“Volunteers are critical to the success of the Sugar Land Texas Stream Team. Join the Team, have fun, and make a difference!” said Vicki Gist, KSLB Executive Director. Phase I and II training will be held on Friday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Road. In order to participate, please register before February 27, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.