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.
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.
Justice in the Sewers
5 Critical Wetlands
EPA Must Strengthen Pollution Limits for Refineries, as Required by Federal Law, and Penalize Violations of Existing Law A national
First-of-its kind study by Waterkeeper Alliance found 83% of the waters tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous PFAS
This is a guest post by Klara Henry, who was a Summer 2022 legal intern with Bayou City Waterkeeper. As