Advancing Water Justice in Houston

Demanding sewage justice
Wetland Walks
Watershed visits
Protecting Texas' Coastline
Watershed Visits
Community Dialogue
Watershed Visits
Wetland Site Visits
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Climate Justice

Around the bend

This piece by our Senior Legal Director and Waterkeeper Kristen Schlemmer was part of the newsprint accompanying Artist-in-Residence Fred Schmidt-Arenales’

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Welcome to our new board members

This spring several interns and fellows will lend important support to our law, science, design, policy, and communications work. Interns and fellows work closely with staff on issues related to water, infrastructure, and climate injustices affecting communities across greater Houston. Join us in welcoming them!

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Protecting Wetlands

Clean Water

Just Climate Transitions

BCWK is a Houston-based organization focusing on water quality, wetlands protection, and flood mitigation across our region with an emphasis on climate resilience and environmental justice. BCWK serves the lower Galveston Bay watershed, a 10-county region that encompasses greater Houston.

At Bayou City Waterkeeper we view water as a catalyst for change in greater Houston and along the Texas Gulf coast. Communities most affected by water pollution, flooding, and system failures must be at the center of this change. Only by centering community priorities can we shape solutions that meaningfully address the largest environmental, climate, and infrastructure threats that our region faces.

Lower Galveston Bay Watershed

Bayou City Waterkeeper works to protect and restore our wetlands, floodplains and riparian habitats that flow into our waterways and surrounding bays. The adjacent map shows the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed that we strive to make fishable, swimmable, and drinkable for all.

Community Resources


Justice in the Sewers


Poo Reports


Wetland Mapper


5 Critical Wetlands