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Texas Stream Team


The Texas Stream Team program which is a network of trained citizen scientists and supportive partners working together to gather information about their most important natural resource - water.

Every day, hundreds of citizen scientists across Texas collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, bays, bayous, and estuaries. Texas Stream Team displays all water quality data through our map-based data viewer to ensure the information is available to all Texans. Each year we analyze citizen scientist data for selected watersheds and create quality assured scientific reports. Texas Stream Team remains committed to educating our current and future generations about the importance protecting our water quality through demonstration, teacher workshops, and science- based curricula.

Established in 1991, Texas Stream Team is a program of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Texas Stream Team is funded through the generous support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other partners.


Texas Stream Team's New Paddling Program

This video explains the proper methods for collecting water quality data from a canoe or kayak. For more information and ways to get involved, visit the Texas Stream Team Paddlers webpage.

More About Our Program

Texas Stream Team Infographic.

Items of Interest 

Texas Conservation Alliance Organizes Stream Teams for East Texas Rivers:

TCA is partnering with The  Meadows Center for Water and the Environment (Texas Stream Team program) at Texas State University to develop "stream teams" for East Texas Rivers.  Read more

Honey Creek, Photo by Chris Menzel
Honey Creek, Photo by Chris Menzel

Program Information

NEW! Monitoring Procedures Videos! 


Citizen Scientist Spotlight 


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