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Stream Team Paddlers

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The Meadows Center for Water & the Environment at Texas State University is inviting kayakers and canoeists to join the Texas Stream Team, a citizen science program that has been monitoring the quality of Texas waterways since 1991. A newly launched Texas Stream Team Paddlers project is expanding opportunities for students, educators, outdoor enthusiasts, and all manner of paddlers to work on one of the most important issues of our time: Water.

The citizen scientists who complete the Texas Stream Team Paddlers training will learn to be stewards of Texas water resources. Their observations and data will support conservation efforts and academic research and will contribute to a de facto early warning system to alert water management organizations of spills or other threats.

Texas Stream Team Paddlers will collect data from new or hard-to-reach locales. And, in doing so, they will join a team of nearly 8,000 citizen scientists who, since 1991, have volunteered approximately 45,000 hours of their time – service valued at more than a $1 million – to protect the waters of Texas.

Kayakers and canoeists can collect higher quantities of data at more locations, improving our understanding of water quality issues in lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries and bays.

To learn how you can get involved, contact us at 512.245.9200, via email at, or by filling out our online form.