Join Texas Stream Team
Texas Stream Team at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to understanding and protecting the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways. We bring together community members, students, educators, academic researchers, environmental professionals, and both public and private sector partners to conduct scientific research and to promote environmental stewardship.
Doing research that matters:
Since 1991, 8,000 community members – birders, anglers, students, retired professionals, river rats and others— have come together in 45,000 hours service to Texas waterways as part of the Texas Stream Team. Our citizen scientists are trained to understand the importance and science of water quality. Each month our members monitor and report pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and other indicators of water quality at their favorite sites. That data supports academic research, informs conservation policy, and serves as a de facto early warning system for water quality events across Texas.
Training environmental stewards:
Texas Stream Team is committed to helping shape the next generation of environmental stewards. Whether at our headquarters at Spring Lake where 125,000 young people visit each year or in the field with schools, scouts, or other groups, we offer interactive activities that teach participants about the effect of non-point source pollution on water for drinking, recreation, fisheries, and wildlife. And we teach them what they can do about it.
Join Texas Stream Team
No natural resource is more important to our future than water. Water is what we do.
Here’s how we can do it together:
Join Us – Whether you prefer Texas Stream Team or Texas Stream Team Paddlers, as a trained citizen scientist you will make a difference for our Texas waters.
Partner Up – Our public and private partners trust us and each other to share information, resources, expertise, and opportunities.
Sponsor a Project – Your tax-deductible contribution will make things happen for water, from clean ups to research, and more.
Put Us to Work – Are you a community representative, researcher, rancher, or individual interested in protecting your water? We can help.
Explore Spring Lake – Visit ExploreSpringLake.org to learn about opportunities for interpretive tours, SCUBA education, citizen science training, special events, and service opportunities. With more than 30 TEKS-aligned curricula we can help craft an interactive experience to meet your specific learning goals. In partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Contact Travis Tidwell at 512.245.9148 or via email at TxStreamTeam@txstate.edu.