Bob Lee named February's Bayou Board Member


After spending 30 years with GSI Environmental as a professional geoscientist, Bob brings a wealth of expertise and passion for healthy waterways to our organization.

In 2019, Bob became Bayou Preservation Association's first Texas Stream Team certified trainer where he trains the next generation of water quality monitors. When asked why he chose to spearhead the program, Bob says, "I have lived most of my adult life in the lower White Oak Bayou watershed and for over 35 years I have had a love-hate relationship with Houston's indisputable poster-child for Urban Stream Syndrome. I view monitoring as a first step toward eventual restoration."

But Bob's passion for bayous and healthy wayerways doesn't stop with Bayou Preservation Association. Bob is also President of the Houston Heights-based 501(c)(3) White Oak Bayou Association which promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of White Oak Bayou, its tributaries and environs by advocating the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the natural wildlife habitats thereof, while promoting compatible educational and recreational opportunities within the area. Learn more about White Oak Bayou Association's upcoming events here.

Bob can regularly be found at Bayou Preservation's Trash-Free Bayous program clean up events — and doing some heavy lifting to boot! On January 25, 2020, Bayou Preservation partnered with University of Houston and Friends of Woodland Park in honor of MLK Day of Service which calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. In addition to hundreds of pounds of trash removed that day, Bob led an effort to remove an entire couch from the bayou!

Bob is also a dedicated supporter of our mission. He can always be counted on to attend our annual Symposium, Gala, and Luncheon.

On behalf of the staff at Bayou Preservation Association and the community that benefits from all your hard work, Bob, we thank you sincerely.