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Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership
News Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CEDAR BAYOU WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING
Partnership to Discuss Project Progress, Tidal Modeling Results, and Next Steps

A public meeting of the Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership (Partnership) will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center, 1724 Market Street in Baytown.

At the meeting, individuals will receive an update on the overall progress of the project, review the modeling results from the Tidal segment, and participate in guiding the final steps of the project. Public input on these aspects of the project can have a significant impact on its outcome, so participation is strongly encouraged.  Individuals will also have the opportunity to share their questions and concerns about water quality issues in the watershed and provide direct input into the process of developing the Cedar Bayou Watershed Protection Plan.

Cedar Bayou, which forms part of the border between eastern Harris County and western Chambers and Liberty Counties, has been identified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as failing to meet state water quality standards. One of the primary impairments is elevated levels of bacteria, which may be harmful to human health.

The Partnership, facilitated by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, consists of a variety of local stakeholders from across the Cedar Bayou watershed.  Partnership efforts focus on finding solutions for the water quality issues in Cedar Bayou which affect public health, the local economy and the environment.

"The local stakeholders of the Partnership represent all of the interests in the watershed” said Justin Bower, Senior Environmental Planner at H-GAC.

“They have been instrumental in evaluating the watershed’s challenges and using sound science to craft a set of voluntary, cost-effective solutions.”

More information about the Partnership and Watershed Protection Plan can be found at www.cedarbayouwatershed.com.

Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.

For more information, contact Justin Bower at (713) 499-6653, or at Justin.Bower@h-gac.com.

The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership is funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act §319(h) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and through additional funding from the Galveston Bay Estuary Program.

Houston-Galveston Area Council
H‑GAC (
www.h-gac.com) is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 6 million people.  H‑GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments.




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