Bayou Citizen Scientist
The primary goal of the Bayou Citizen Science Program is to improve bayou water quality by training citizens to provide quantitative and qualitative information to inform the public and to support actions by the authorities who have jurisdiction to improve water quality.
Texas Stream Team
Standard Core monitoring involves performing tests for parameters such as conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, total depth, water and air temperature, and water transparency using a chemical Standard Core kit. In addition to these parameters, Bayou Citizen Scientists also conduct various field observations.
Bayou Preservation seeks to pilot a water quality Eyes on the Bayou monitoring program. We are engaging volunteers who would be interested in reporting observations on their local waterways on topics such as water level, water quality, habitat, wildlife, pollution, etc.
Water Quality Data Sharing
Inform the public, decision-makers, and funding partners, about water quality, by providing presentations, workshops, and/or reports about Bayou Preservation’s Citizen Science Program, the status of water quality in their watersheds, and other tools for citizen reporting of water quality conditions.
The purpose of the BCS Committee is to help guide implementation of key activities including, intensive water quality monitoring, data sharing, drafting public comments, scientific support for special projects, plus education and outreach support.