Texas Stream Team is a network of trained citizen monitors and supportive partners working together 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). Currently, hundreds of Texas Stream Team citizen monitors collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, bays, bayous, and estuaries in Texas.
Texas Stream Team is a program of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Texas Stream Team's annual Partner meeting was held April 11, 2013 in San Marcos, TX. After the meeting, participants rode the glass bottom boats at Aquarena Center.
The Spring 2013 Hornaday Awards Weekend was a huge success!!
Jessica Snider of Texas Stream Team - The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment led an interprative talk on the different habitat types seen on Lake Bastrop. In this photo she is pointing out a red wing black bird.
Texas Stream Team hosted a booth at Earth Day Dallas - Fair Park - Dallas, TX.
NPR Living On Earth Clean Water Act @ 40 episode that aired at the end of Dec. 2012. (3, 16 minute audio tracks)
Also available is The Extension Volunteer Monitoring Network's latest factsheet, “Evaluating Your Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program”
February 2012 - Residents in Denton County are using Texas Stream Team water quality monitoring methods to collect data, which can be used by the city to find and fix problems. David Hunter, Watershed Protection Manager for the City of Denton, is teaching Denton, Lewisville and Flower Mound residents how to monitor creeks and streams in their neighborhoods. Watch Video here.
February 2012 - Community volunteers participate in the Texas Stream Team program by testing the water quality and collecting data of local waterways in the City of Irving. Karen Siddall, Drainage Program Coordinator, provides training, support, and equipment to the volunteers. Watch an informative video here.
April 2012 - Austin Youth RiverWatch was featured on KUT, the University of Texas public radio station. Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer monitoring with intensive environmental education. Support for this program is provided by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Colorado River Watch Network, (and others), one of our longest-standing and most pro-active partners.
Do you have a success story? Email story, photos and/or video.
Texas Stream Team Photos Available On Line: Photos from Texas Stream Team trainings and other events are now available to view online through our Flickr photostream.
Aquarena Center Wetlands Walk Podcast Texas Parks and Wildlife, in conjunction with Texas State University-San Marcos and Texas Stream Team, developed two podcasts for you: the Aquarena Center Wetlands Walk and a more general Texas Wetlands Walk. There is also an introduction and link to the podcasts by Cecilia Nasti of Texas Parks and Wildlife's Passport to Texas Radio Series. It is possible to read, play or download the podcast (see bottom of linked page).